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Singer TruBlue’s South London ‘Cypriot Delight’ launch party to raise funds for Turkish earthquake relief

British-born Turkish Cypriot TruBlue’s pioneering Turkish-Garage fusion sound has been getting airplay on national and dance music radio for the past few years. Her infectious tracks ‘Like That’ and ‘Crazy Love’ have been on playlists for the likes of BBC1 Extra, Kiss FM, and Heart, and Reprezent Radio. The bi-lingual singer-songwriter from Hackney is now […]

Festivals
Final few tickets for Gaye Su Akyol’s London concert at Kings Place

Tickets for Turkish indie music star Gaye Su Akyol’s upcoming concert at Kings Place are selling fast. Part of the week-long Songlines Encounters Festival international soundscape, the performance will be the singer-songwriter’s first UK concert after releasing her unforgettable new album Anadolu Ejderi (Anatolian Dragon) late last year. The Istanbul-based artist let rip on the […]

Music
Turkish pop star Mustafa Ceceli to perform live at the O2 Forum Kentish Town

Award-winning singer-songwriter and musical arranger Mustafa Ceceli returns to London for a concert at the 02 Forum in northwest London. Now aged 42, the talented Ankara-born artist’s 20-year career in showbusiness has seen him win for Best Album and Best Male Artist at Turkiye’s Music Awards. The Ankara born star has been a regular chart-topper […]

Music
Turkiye’s King of Fantezi and Blues, Mahsun Kırmızıgül to play Royal Albert Hall in May

This year marks thirty years since Mahsun Kırmızıgül’s acclaimed album Alem Buysa Kral Sensin [‘If This is the World, You Are the King’] dropped, shaking up Turkiye’s music scene with its catchy fusion of Turkish Fantezi, Arabesque and Folk songs that propelled Kırmızıgül to the top of the charts. Kırmızıgül’s music epitomises the sounds of […]

Cabaret
Turkish Bayram special at London celebrity favourite Melin Restaurant

If you’re in London and looking for an upmarket, fun place with a Turkish vibe to celebrate the end of Ramazan with friends and family, then look no further than Melin Restaurant on Chigwell Road in Woodford. This plush venue, favoured by the stars of The Only Way Is Essex, footballers and more, is under […]

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Acclaimed Turkish punk rock band Lalalar to perform mini UK tour in September

One of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Turkiye is Lalalar. Hailing from Istanbul, the three-piece outfit serve up a unique blend of punk rock, psychedelic funk and electronica bound together with Anatolian beats. Band members Barlas Tan Özemek, Kaan Düzarat and Ali Güçlü Şimşek describe their sound as “a future-nostalgia through some […]