Everyone’s invited to a special party on Friday night in North London where there will be talent galore and oodles of positive energy to kick-off the weekend. Three live acts and DJs line-up alongside singer-songwriter Olcay Bayır as part of her fundraising efforts for her new album Rüya/Dream.
Hailing from Turkey, Olcay Bayır is now based in London and was nominated for Best Newcomer in the 2015 Songlines Music Awards following her critically acclaimed debut album Neva / Harmony (2014) published by Riverboat Record. Classically-trained with a gorgeous velvet voice, Olcay’s music crosses geographical, as well as musical boundaries.
The Guardian Music described her as “an impressive newcomer to London’s vibrant global music scene” after seeing her live and awarded her 4 stars. She’s since appeared at multiple international festivals, on BBC radio, and television.
On Friday night, Olcay steps out on stage in her new home city performing with a cracking band led by Giuliano Modarelli from the group Kefaya. Helping her to raise vital new funds for her follow-up album are fellow artists from Turkey, whose artistry will take you on a fabulous East-West musical journey.
Special guest performers
Musical chanteuse Djanan Turan is renowned for her sassy, quirky and positive vibe. A regular feature at UK festivals and London clubs, her influences range from jazz to raga and Turkish beats, to cabaret and – in her last release Dancing Feet – disco.
Erdoğan Bayır is known on the scene for his performance of rootsy music from Anatolia. Performing since the age 5 and conservatoire-trained, he is a composer and songwriter.
Musician Murat Sığırcı studied at Mersin Conservatory in Turkey. He has been working as an arranger for many musicians project as well as producing his own music.
DJs Ece Düzgit (Love Vinyl) and Deborah İpekel (Worldwide FM) are both from Istanbul and big vinyl collectors, performing at international festivals, Jazz Café, and other cool events. They also host their own weekly radio show on Worldwide FM. So get ready to groove to some rare Turkish underground tracks the pair are pulling out from their vinyl vaults especially for the occasion.
Olcay’s Friday night fundraiser is presented by Kazum and Pan Productions.
If you are coming to the gig, why not combine and also pre-order her new CD? You can get the concert-CD bundle here. And if you can’t make it, you can still pledge online: Olcay’s crowd-funding campaign offers plenty of options for all budgets, so do support if you can.
Gig: Olcay Bayir album fundraiser with special guests Djanan Turan, Erdoğan Bayır, Ece Düzgit, and Deborah İpekel
Date: Friday 21 April 2017
Doors open: Doors open 7.30pm. Live music starts 8.30pm. Event runs until 1am.
Venue: Epic Dalston, 13 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH
Admission: £10 or £15 with donation (small booking fee for online purchase). Or buy in person from Limonatta Dalston // Music & Beans Café, Harringay // Türkü Art Café, Edmonton // Enza Home, Edmonton // Love Vinyl, Hoxton (E2 8JD)
More info & tickets: musicglue.com/kazum/events/olcay-bayir-album-fundraiser-epic-dalston
Artist info: olcaybayir.com