Doors 7:30pm // Age Restriction 18+
Grup Simsek is a fresh and modern super-quintet which performs an electrified and highly danceable set of Turkish music. It combines Anatolian Folk and modern grooves, often contaminated by hints of Psychedelia, Jazz and Funk. Led by Derya Yıldırım’s hypnotizing Saz and vocals, Grup Simsek deliver their own interpretation of Turkish jewels (by artists such as Selda Bagcan, Barıs Manço, Özdemir Erdogan), but also draw their originality from beautiful compositions and a fantastic ability in improvising. A truly unique musical experience within the scope of today’s music scene.
Born in 2014, Grup Simsek is an «outernational» band with members hailing from five different countries: Turkey, Germany, UK, France, Italy.
The line-up: talented Turkish singer and multi-instrumentist Derya Yildirim; 3 musicians from London/France-based collective Catapulte Records (Andrea Piro, Graham Mushnik and Antonin Voyant from l’Orchestre du Montplaisant); and Greta Eacott, British composer and percussionist (G-Bop Orchestra, One Take Records). The 5 musicians met thanks to music antropologist, DJ and friend Sebastian “Booty” Carrell (B-music), who was musical coordinator for the New Hamburg festival – where the quintet performed live for the first time (as Intercommunal Orchestra). When the Hamburg project came to an end, they were sure of one thing: the band must live on! Grup Simsek gathered again in 2015 in London and in France; worked on new material and performed live a number of times.In 2016, Grup Simsek met again to play more shows, and recorded their first EP: Nem Kaldi, released early 2017 on Catapulte and Bongo Joe Rds. Catch them live wherever you might be!
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