Arts Canteen & Kazum present Olcay Bayır. Friday 29 June at Rich Mix Main Space 8pm.
“Music is the greatest passion for which I have always had the biggest place in my soul. It is my true happiness. As I have been going through my life, I have nourished my emotions with various styles of music, regardless of national borders. I have been inspired, amazed by each of them.Now ,itis time for me to sing..” – Olcay Bayır
Olcay Bayırwasrecipient of a 2017 Women Make Music award from the PRS Foundation, Olcay Bayır is a boundary-crossing singer-songwriter with a gorgeous voice and a band offirst class musicians serving up dynamic and powerful songs with roots in Anatolia mixed with the cosmopolitan London vibe.
This concert will showcase Olcay’s original contemporary song from her forthcoming second album, arranged and produced by Al MacSween and Giuliano Modarelli from award-winning band Kefaya *(winner Best Newcomer *Songlines Music Awards 2017) who also lead this evening’s band.
Olcay (pronounced Ol-djai) was nominated as Best Newcomer in the Songlines Music Awards 2015 for her debut album, and was described by The Guardian as “an impressive newcomer to London’s vibrant global music scene.”
What people are saying :
“Opera’s loss is certainly our gain”WOMAD
“An authenticity and emotional intensity that moves one to the core.”Al Arte Magazine
“A woman whose voice is extraordinary in range and emotional power”Shepherd Express Milwaukee