Joncan Kavlakoglu

Performed in Sofar London, Copenhagen and Bristol

Playing an original whirlwind style of highly visceral, passionately charged instrumental solo flamenco/funk fusion, Joncan melds his appreciation for a spectrum of musical styles into captivating performances on a single acoustic guitar that sounds like an entire band. Commonly described as ‘James Brown meets Rodrigo y Gabriela’, Joncan combines the athletic skill of percussive techniques with emotive, highly dynamic and groove-based playing – creating a visually enthralling element alongside an atmosphere that gets people moving and pushes an audience’s expectation of what an acoustic guitar can do. Born in Istanbul with British/Turkish heritage, and having performed to George Benson in 2016, featured performing on primetime BBC1 programme The One Show in 2017, having the honours of performing in Jimi Hendrix’s London Mayfair apartment in 2018 and performing for the reopening of the Apple Store Covent Garden alongside being invited to give masterclass sessions at Yamaha’s flagship EU store to name some highlights, Joncan is no foreigner on any stage, at any venue or in front of any audience. From the streets of Dublin, rooftop parties in Istanbul, the BBC studios in London, sun drenched mansions in Barcelona, grand hotels in India and anything in between, he captivates audiences anywhere he performs with his tenacity of performing style and musical energy.

Videos by Joncan Kavlakoglu