Born in São Paulo, Turnbull is daughter of a Scottish father and Brazilian mother. When she was 16 years old she moved to London, where she joined the folk group Solid British Hat Band. Returning to Brazil in 1972, she did the opening show for Os Mutantes at the Teatro Oficina in São Paulo. After that, she formed the duo As Cilibrinas do Éden with Rita Lee and participated of the Festival Phono 73. In 1973, Turnbull became guitarist and vocalist, together with Lee, in the Tutti Frutti band, with which she toured Brazil. In 1976, she formed the group Bandolim and participated in the musical "Rocky Horror Show".
In 1977 Turnbull sang the vocals of "Refavela" and "Refestança" with Gilberto Gil and Rita Lee. Along her career, she has played and sung in albums by Caetano Veloso ("Cinema transcendental"), Rita Lee ("Babilônia"), Moraes Moreira ("Lá vem o Brasil descendo a ladeira"), Guilherme Arantes ("Corações paulistas") and Erasmo Carlos ("Erasmo convida"), among others. She launched her first LP, Aroma, produced by Perinho Santana in 1979. Her song "Bobagem (w/ Rita Lee) was included in the Cássia Eller album Marginal. She has worked with Suely Mesquita, Mauro Santa Cecília, Mathilda Kóvak and Marcio Lomiranda.
Lucia Turnbull Discography Tracks
|Lucia Turnbull||Aroma (Album)||EMI||Portugal||1980||Sell This Version|
|NSLP0100||Rita Lee & Lucia Turnbull||Rita Lee & Lucia Turnbull - Cilibrinas Do Éden (LP, RE)||Nosmoke||NSLP0100||Portugal||2010||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|31C 006 420121||Lucia Turnbull||Música no Ar / Oi Nóis Aqui Trá Veis (7", Single)||EMI||31C 006 420121||Brazil||1979||Sell This Version|
|SDP-834||Lucia Turnbull||Aroma (7", Promo)||Odeon||SDP-834||Brazil||1980||Sell This Version|