Olcay Bayir

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA


'One of the finest, most intriguing singers on the British world music scene...exquisite and uplifting' (Guardian)

Recipient of a 2017 Women Make Music funding award from Performing Right Society, Music Foundation UK, Best Newcomer nominee in the Songlines Music Awards 2015 - singer/songwriter Olcay Bayir was born in Gaziantep (Syrian border) Turkey.

Her music is a natural marriage of her time-honoured Anatolian heritage. Her contemporary sound a dynamic blend of her original songs and Anatolian folk, jazz and eclectic sounds of London, where she calls home now.

Expect a rhythmically powerful, soulful, rooted and contemporary live set.