Wednesday 13 June 2018, 7.30pm
Grup Şimşek 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 Şimşek deliver their own interpretation of Turkish jewels (by artists such as Selda Bağcan, Barış Manço, Özdemir Erdoğan), 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 Şimşek is an «outernational» band with members hailing from five different countries – Turkey, Germany, UK, France, Italy.
The line-up: DERYA YILDIRIM, talented Turkish singer and multi-instrumentist; 3 musicians from London/France-based collective Catapulte Records (ANDREA PIRO, GRAHAM MUSHNIK and ANTONIN VOYANT from l’Orchestre du Mont- plaisant); and GRETA EACOTT, British composer and percussionist (G-Bop Orchestra, One Take Records).
Are you ready for funky progressive rock from communist-era Hungary? How about film soundtracks recorded in Lahore during the golden age of Pakistani cinema? Or maybe 1970s psychedelic Turkish protest songs?
All these and more can be found in the catalogue of Finders Keepers Records. Quite unlike any other archival labels before us, Finders Keepers also boasts what could be described as a “label roster” with many multiple LP releases of lost music from repeat artists who have in time become trusted friends. Atari music composer Suzanne Ciani, Gainsbourg collaborator Jean-Claude Vannier, Swiss electronic pioneer Bruno Spoerri, Polish soundtracker Andrzej Korzynski, French conceptual disco monster Jean-Pierre Massiera and many more...