Derya Yildrim & Grup Simsek


Thursday 11 July
21:30 - 22:30: Le Grand Canyon

Derya Yildrim & Grup Simsek (FR, DE, TR, UK)

Turkish Psych Folk Pop

The idea that Turkish music has the wind in its sails is a euphemism, and so is saying that Bongo Joe Records has a good ear for discovering the most promising artists.

If Altin Gün knew how to get himself noticed all over Europe since 2018, a tour by Derya Yildirim should follow pretty quickly. The young German-Turkish singer composes the pieces with her cosmopolitan group (an English drummer and three French musicians), belting out unyielding pure, traditional Anatolian 60’s and 70’s psychedelic folk.



Lead Vocals : Derya Yildrim

Electric Guitar, Bass, Flute & Vocals: Antonin Le Gargasson

Organ, Synth, Synth Bass & Vocals: Axel Oliveres (Graham Mushnik)

Drums: Greta Eacott