Turkish indie folk sensation Kalben is set to give her first live performance in the UK in July.
Thanks to hits like Haydi Söyle and Sadece, the singer-songwriter has earned a strong cult following in her homeland, and will be popular among the younger Turkish diaspora.
Kelben’s interest in music began at the age of eight, when her mother bought her a keyboard. By the age of 14, she had her first guitar.
A graduate of international relations from Bilkent University, she went on to study graphic design. After gaining a Masters’ degree in 2011, she moved from the capital Ankara to Istanbul for work, with music forming a constant in her life.
In October 2014, she gave an acoustic concert from a house in Galata as a part of Sofar Sounds Istanbul: her guitar-strumming performance of Sadecebecoming the most-watched clip from the festival, attracting international attention. Two years later she released her self-titled debut album Kalben.
The talented artist likes to pen and sing songs that she feels personally connected to in her inimitable style. She is also an author and has written a children’s book series called Lulu’nun Maceralari(Lulu’s Adventures).
In 2017, Kalben released her critically acclaimed follow-up album Sonsuza Kadar. The 13-track album remains on Turkey’s most-listened-to song lists.
Promoted by Studio Live, catch this rising star live at Camden’s Jazz Café this Tuesday, 9thJuly 2019.
Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019
Time: 7pm to 10.30pm
Venue: 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG
Admission: This event is 18 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Everyone who comes to the venue must carry a valid form of ID. Venue only accepts passports/national I.Ds and driving licenses.
Tickets: £25 + bf for standing £30 + bf for restaurant. Buy online from Ticketweb.