London to get down to the dreamy electro-shamanic vibes of Istanbul’s Islandman

After a three-year hiatus, Turkiye’s much-hyped Islandman returns to London in May to perform at the Jazz Café.

The band, a three-piece electro-acoustic live outfit, provide a unique mix of mellow electronic dance beats with spacey live guitars, and hypnotic rhythms that are steeped in global grooves; expect everything from Turkish psychedelia to tribal drumming.

Islandman is the brainchild of Istanbul based musician/producer Tolga Boyuk, who says it “represents a fiction character, a music persona, a dreamer composing the stories of a non-existing place…”

Their first single ‘Agit‘ (Requiem) brought the band to the attention of Danish label Music for Dreams. In 2017, Islandman released their first long-play Rest in Space‘ on the label, topping multiple download charts.

Earlier this year, Islandman set off on a new cross-cultural journey with their new album ‘KAYBOLA’, where they introduce Shamanic electro rhythms to nomadic guitars.

Islandman say this is “transforming…dance movements of a tribe that no one knew and emerged as ‘KAYBOLA’”. Here for yourself on 14 May – ticket details below.

Concert details  

Title: Islandman at the Jazz Cafe

Date: Saturday 14 May 2022

Time:  doors open 7pm, gig runs to 10.30pm

Venue:Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG


Downstairs standing £14.50;

Upstairs restaurant: price per person at table £42.00, which includes £20 food/drink deposit.

Tickets: available online from Ticketweb – click here