One of the UK’s “finest, most intriguing singers”, Olcay Bayır to play Cambridge Junction

Described as “one of the finest, most intriguing singers on the British world music scene” by The Guardian, Olcay Bayir brings her unique style and powerful vocals to Cambridge Junction for her first show in the city.

Olcay’s international band comprises of some of London’s most exceptional musicians, who will perform a dynamic, rhythmic live set that fuses the singer’s traditional Anatolian heritage with irresistible contemporary grooves.

The band’s sophisticated arrangements complement Olcay’s stunning vocals in a beautiful showcase of folkloric stories and original music in Turkish, Kurdish, and Armenian.

Born in the historical city of Gaziantep, near Turkey’s Syrian border, Olcay moved to the UK as a teenager and went on to train in opera before going back to her roots with her first album Neva (Harmony).

Olcay’s second album Rüya (Dream) was in the Top 50 of World Music Charts Europe.

Her new EP İçerde (Inside), recorded through lockdown, is out now.

Event details

Title: TLR Presents // Olcay Bayir

Date: Saturday 03 July 2021

Time:  7.00 pm

Venue: Junction 1, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX

Tickets: Adults – £18.00 (plus £2.00 commission); Concessions – £13.50 (plus £1.50 commission). All prices shown include a booking fee

Tickets can be purchased via the venue – click here.


This is a socially distanced, seated event. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors and box office open at 7pm, venue closes 11pm.