If you’re into live music with global roots or simply fancy listening to something different, check out the scintillating rhythms, gorgeous vocals and uplifting songs of Olcay Bayir.
Originally from Turkey, this acclaimed London based singer-songwriter dips into her Anatolian heritage, performing original songs and traditional poems inspired by Turkish, Kurdish, Armenia and Greek culture.
Olcay’s medley of warm Anatolian and Mediterranean grooves are delivered with a contemporary twist.
Promoter Music Hallsstages this East London concert at The Sanctuary – just 6 minutes’ walk from Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line / London Overground), where Olcay Bayir and her fabulous 5-piece band will be joined by special guests.
Aurel Qirjo violin
Christian Prior piano
Huw Marc Bennett bass
Kostas Kopanris percussion
Murat Sigirci saz
The Guardian describes Olcay as, “one of the finest, most intriguing singers on the British world music scene…exquisite and uplifting.”
“If the omens don’t deceive, this fantastic singer is on the eve of a great international career,” according to Mixed World Music.
Rootstime Belgium wrote: “acknowledging and interpreting your past and your culture is very noble, but adding something essential to it with new work is even more impressive… ”
Olcay has “a heart-stoppingly beautiful and emotive voice” wrote RnR Magazine.
Title: Music Halls Presents: Olcay Bayir
Date: Thursday 05 May 2022
Time: doors open 7.30 pm, concert starts 8pm
Venue: The Sanctuary, Greenleaf Road Baptist Church, 4 Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow, London E17 6QQ