The Turbans is an international musical collective bringing together exciting traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and original compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots. Growing from the intertwining paths of many talented musicians travelling the world, this extraordinary project has grown in a few years from very humble beginnings, into a progressive name on the London music scene.
Its members have gathered from countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Italy, Greece and England to perform in concerts and festivals around the UK, Turkey, India and Europe. The Turbans is independent and run by the musicians themselves, bringing music to the people, young and old alike, mixing vibrant spontaneity and authenticity with multi-genre instrumental and vocal excellence.
Darius Thompson (England) - Violin Miroslav Morski (Bulgaria) - Electric Guitar and Vocals Cabbar Baba (Turkey) - Darbouka Ewan Bleach (England) - Clarinet Maxim Shchedrovitzki (Belarus) - Oud Pavlos Mavromatakis (Greece) - Cajon and Vocals Tai Nikritin (Israel) - Bouzouki Matt Webb (England) - Contra Bass Oshan 'Danger' Mahony (Persia) - Rhythm Guitar Tracks 2,4,6,8,10 Recorded at Cafe Music Studios by - Cherif Tracks 1,3,5,7,9,11 Recorded at Fossil Studios by - Raz Olesher