About Me

“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 

Singer/ songwriter, Olcay Bayir was born in Turkey, based in London, was nominated for best newcomer in Songlines Music Awards – 2015  Her debut “Neva/ Harmony” was published in Oct 2014 by Riverboat Record and she was described by 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 blends elements of folk, jazz and neo-classical and 21st Century urban sounds with evocative vocal deliveries through her original eclectic compositions and arrangements of traditional songs of Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Mediterranean. 

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