London based artist and songwriter
” Olcay Bayir’s upcoming album Ruya will be released in Autumn 2017″
” Olcay Bayir is supported by PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music “
Olcay Bayir’s debut album “Neva/Harmony”
Riverboat Records (World Music Network)
“Neva/Harmony” 5***** Album choices – fRoots Magazine
“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, it is time for me to sing..” – Olcay Bayır
Inspired by the meeting Middle Eastern and Mediterranean musical traditions, singer/ songwriter Olcay Bayır is was born inTurkey, based in London. She was nominated for best newcomer in Songlines Music Awards – 2015, just after her debut “Neva/ Harmony” was published in Oct 2014 by Riverboat Record. Olcay was described by Robin Denselow from The Guardian Music as “an impressive newcomer to London’s vibrant global music scene.This is an elegant and often gently exquisite set.” 4**** – The Guardian …
Her contemporary sound incorporates elements of her musical heritage, jazz and neo-classical and 21st Century urban sounds with evocative vocal deliveries through her original compositions and arrangements of traditional songs of Anatolia, the Mediterranean.
Olcay Bayır is currently working on her second solo album, to be released in 2017.