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Joncan Kavlakoglu

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Described as ‘James Brown meets Rodrigo y Gabriela’, Joncan combines high energy Flamenco with groove based Funk - all on one guitar.

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. 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. 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. 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.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Latin jazz, Originals, World music, Latin, Spanish music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, MC
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem, plans change it's the nature of events . We will liaise and sort out a new schedule.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can play music a little before my performance, in between sets, and potentially a little after performing for no charge. I can create a setlist based on a mood you want to go for, or you can also send over a Spotify Playlist for me to play. Music playing for longer than 10mins might incur a charge, all can be arranged.

How much time do you need to set up?

30mins at minimum with 1 hour ideal.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My setlist is put together based on experience and the atmosphere desired but some flexibility is possible; I can also l

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, my Bose PA system caters for up to around 50 - 80 people depending on room size / outdoor area.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Possibly; I play a very specific style but am open to learning material on request - charges would very depending on the track and time required to learn it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The passion of my playing and the uniqueness of the performance! Playing this style requires a lot of skill, stamina and energy - it comes through visually in the way I move and react while I play.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Jimi Hendrix's London Apartment (!) Apple Covent Garden Yamaha Music EU HQ John Lewis Oxford Street Rooftop Garden Hampton Court House Hampton Court Palace Keira Knightly's previous residence (Shoreditch Treehouse) Idris Elba's Bar (The Parrot, Waldorf Hilton) Underneath the Roundhouse (Dorfman Hub)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Carlos Santana Rodrigo y Gabriela Raul Midon Pink Floyd Stevie Ray Vaughan

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Performed for George Benson broadcast to millions.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£280
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600

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Jason H, 2 months ago

Simply amazing! highly recommend, Joncan is a star and very professional.

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Alizé P, 5 months ago

Joncan’s performance was brilliant and crowd absolutely loved him. He has impressive guitar skills and something different from the other artists I’m used to see. He is also very interactive with the audience and easy to work with.

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Clayton K, 5 months ago

We have worked managing and sorting bookings for Joncan for awhile now and he does nothing less than stagger every audience he plays to. His playing is phenominal; you can't find better. He gives Rodrigo Y Gabriela a run for their money and we are very proud to work with him Worthy of note is also his professionalism, he goes above and beyond, and has an event focused mindset. Joy to work with. Book him!

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