By Heidi Trautmann
Insiders in the North Cypriot music scene don’t have to be told who is behind Carpe Diem. They more or less regularly play in different places, lately in the Twist Bar, a place I have not yet been to. They informed me that they will play again on February 11 at 21:30. They have a new profile and also refer to an article I wrote some years ago. My best wishes go with them.
Here is what they say:
Carpe Diem today:
Vana Georgiou - vocalsNilay Dervish – guitar & back vocalsErhan Özberkman – keyboardsBaşak Çakmak – bass Ulaş Öğüç – drums-http://www.heiditrautmann.com/heidi/category.aspx?CID=8262411524Carpe Diem plays soulful music by the best singers/songwriters of all time, regardless of era and genre. We take great delight in covering songs by Helen Shapiro, Etta James, Chuck Berry, Cher, Abba, Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Eva Cassidy, Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Queen, The Police, Santana, and Deep Purple. Special Thanks to:Panayiotis Leonidou - for making us sound good and of course for his patience :)Çağdaş Öğüç - for his graphic designs and what notAyşe Teralı - for every song that we played togetherUmut Zeytin - for his amazing creativity and skills on every instrument. İzgün Günsal - for his great contribution on the bass Meliz Kuset - for her beautiful vocals and for being our old flameMünü Özakalın - for her kindness and infinite supportBurcu Özberkman - for her delicate hospitalityand to all our friends, families, and our 'friends-to-be' on this melodic journey..
Photo: It is an old poster, so I am not sure, if it is still uptodate! Heidi