"On stage Aslan is a fresh, natural and relaxed performer with a beautiful voice. Her facility to slip from Greek to Turkish and several other languages
is a real asset."
Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine
"Absolutely stunning stuff...it is so infectious"
Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6
Ian Anderson, fRoots Magazine on MORTISSA
"...This isn’t just a great record from London musicians, but a
release of international significance."
Simon Broughton, Evening Standart (
Giles Woodforde, Oxford Times
I have great news to share with you this month; but I'd like to start by thanking to those of you who came to 'Mortissa' launch gigs at Vortex Jazz Club last month. All 3 concerts were sold-out. We had great time on stage performing, sharing our stories and sounds with you. It was wonderful to see familiar faces as well as new ones.
I was accompanied by amazing musicians, some of whom also took part in the making of 'Mortissa'. I'd like to thank them again here:
Nikos Baimpas, Pavlos Melas, Pavlos Carvalho, Paul Moylan, Cahit Baylav,Guy Schalom, Meg Hamilton, Susi Evans,Matt Bacon, Christina Borgi, Philippos Demetriou, Michalis Kouloumis, Tahir Palali and Michalis Cholevas.
And we had Philip Arditti to tell us heartfelt stories and take us back in time to Istanbul, Smyrna and Athens.
I don't think I can thank them enough for their super work and friendship.
I would also like thank my manager Sebastian Merrick and his team for organising the concerts and for their support.
Some videos and pictures will be here very soon.
After the concerts we had great feedback from the audience and nice reviews:
Robin Denslow of the Guardian came on Saturday night to listen to us. You can read his review here:
Simon Broughton, editor of Songlines magazine, reviewed the concert for the Evening Standart:
And here is another great review of the album by Ian Anderson, of fRoots magazine:
Another great news is that 'Mortissa' been selected as one of the TOP TEN ALBUMS of 2013 by the editors of Songlines Magazine! That's alongside Rokia Traore, Buika, Kayhan Kalhoor and Erdal Erzincan and other great artists! This is just amazing!!!
You can read the article from the link below;
My next gig in London is with She'koyokh in Wimbledon, on 13th November. Please see the details on mywebsite.
After my gig with She'koyokh I will go to Istanbul to give interviews for Mortissa's release in Turkey. Hopefully I will be back with more great news....
Thanks for your support!
With warm wishes