Gaye Su Akyol is an exciting young Turkish singer-songwriter.
Political and traditional influences of her home country’s musical and societal history permeate her work including that of the eternally relevant Selda Bagcan.
She fuses this with nods to Nirvana and Nick Cave, backed by an impressive band, to create a distinctive folk-rock style in which sturdy bass riffs and percussion underpin distinctively Turkish melodies. To this is added a dash of electronica, and local stringed instruments including the oud, baglama and cumbus to get a sound that is deeply original and at once recognisable as that of a rising international star.
Gaye Su Akyol tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Jun 2019.
Official website gayesuakyol.com