Turnsole is an alternative rock group from Cincinnati Ohio. Eric Bates, second assistant concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the creative force behind Turnsole, writes music inspired by many different genres; everything from classical composers to 80s alternative bands. Influences range from Depeche Mode and The Cure, to Leonard Cohen and Franz Schubert. The Big Takeover Magazine, Brooklyn New York, compares Eric's voice to Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen. In November 2020, Turnsole was featured with Concert Nova/Cincinnati's premier avant-garde ensemble, and the single Kaleidoscope Eyes was commissioned for the Kansas City Ballet, for their New Moves Series.