Heidi Trautmann

Feb 11 - Carpe Diem - Cyprus


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 - vocals
Nilay Dervish – guitar & back vocals
Erhan Özberkman – keyboards
Başak Çakmak – bass
Ulaş Öğüç – drums


Carpe 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 not
Ayşe Teralı - for every song that we played together
Umut 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 flame
Münü Özakalın - for her kindness and infinite support
Burcu Özberkman - for her delicate hospitality

and 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

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