Turnsole is an alternative acoustic synth group from Cincinnati Ohio. Eric Bates,the creative force behind the group, 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. In a 2007 review in The Big Takeover Magazine Eric's voice was compared to  Morrissey and Ian McCulloch of Echo and the bunnymen.