Helen Turner, on vocals, from Glasgow, Scotland, has been rated by Classic Rock magazine as being "the real deal". She and Iain Black, on guitar, also from Scotland, met in London as songwriters, and recorded and toured with various bands, before joining up with drummer Andy Jones, from Manchester, in the Bare Bones Boogie Band.

With that band, they established themselves on the UK blues circuit, were nominated in the British Blues Awards, and released three albums. The last of these, Tattered & Torn, was voted one of the top albums of 2013 by Classic Rock: Blues magazine. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin was seen at one of their gigs at the time, and the band were given the front cover of Blues in Britain magazine.

Marek Funkas, on bass, completed the Born Healer family in 2015. Originally from Poland, Marek has lived in London for 20 years and played most of his music in the UK. Together the band released their debut album, 'Til the Dawn, in 2016.

In January 2018, the band released a brand new YouTube video single, Forgot to Forget, In April 2018, they released a final video, Never Gone, from the ‘Til the Dawn album. Both tracks are available to stream or download from Spotify, iTunes and more. The band are currently writing for their second album due for late 2018.

Gig history

12.10.2018 - Boom Boom Club, Sutton, Surrey

11.10.2018 - Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst, Kent

27.09.2018 - The Murderers, Norwich, Norfolk

27.08.2018 - The Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston

21.07.2018 - Upton Blues Festival, Worcester

14.07.2018 - Dereham Blues Festival, Norfolk

24.04.2018 - 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London

22.04.2018 - Navy Club, S Quay, Maryport, Cumbria

21.04.2018 - Feel The Blues 2018, Workington, Cumbria

04.03.2018 - Blues at the Red, Red Lion, Stevenage, Herts

03.03.2018 - Belle Vue, High Wycombe, Bucks

10.02.2018 - Blues at Barleylands, Billericay, Essex

18.01.2018 - Robin 2, Wolverhampton

13.01.2018 - Urban Bar, Whitechapel, London

18.11.2017 - Blues & Rock Night, Club 85, Hitchin, Herts

14.11.2017 - 100 Club, London

26/27.08.2017 - Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne

20.08.2017 - Broomfield Blues Festival, London

04/05.08.2017 - North Wales Blues & Soul Festival

28/30.07.2017 - Maryport Blues Festival, Cumbria

21/22.07.2017 - Upton Blues Festival

08.07.2017 - Dereham Festival

02.07.2017 - Blues at the Red, Red Lion, Stevenage, Herts

05.06.2017 - Bulls Head, Barnes, London

14.05.2017 - Lincoln Blues Festival

13.05.2017 - Flying Horse, Newark

04.03.2017 - Belle Vue, High Wycombe, Bucks

17.02.2017 - Broadstairs Blues Bash, Broadstairs, Kent

11.02.2017 - Blues at Barleylands, Billericay, Essex

29.01.2017 - Prince of Wales, Ledbury, Herefordshire

14.01.2017 - Brixton Jamm, Brixton, London

15.12.2016 - Jazz Café, Camden, London

19.11.2016 - Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire

04.11.2016 - St Harmonica's, North London

22.10.2016 - Ilkley Blues Festival, Yorkshire

27.09.2016 - The 100 Club, London

24.09.2016 - Wrinky Rockers Blues RockFest, Gravesend, Kent

10.09.2016 - Newark Blues Festival

28/29.08.2016 - Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire

05/06.08.2016 - North Wales Blues & Soul Festival

29/31.07.2016 - Maryport Blues Festival, Cumbria

15/16.07.2016 - Upton Blues Festival

08.07.2016 - Dereham Blues Festival

18.06.2016 - The Musician, Leicester

19.03.2016 - Belle Vue, High Wycombe, Bucks

18.03.2016 - PRS for Music, Kings Cross, London

14.02.2016 - Blues at the Red, Red Lion, Stevenage, Herts



"Helen Turner's voice remains in a different class",

Classic Rock: The Blues

With Iain Black on guitar,

Andy Jones on drums,

and Marek Funkas on bass

"Blistering blues-laced soul... stunning"

Blues in Britain