MERAL POLAT TRIO

ABOUT

'A fascinating debut full of powerful, modern Anatolian folk rock that grabs your soul in all its fearlessness. '

- Eric van Domburg Scipio, Heaven – january 2023

'...comforting, pensive and above all of exceptional beauty. A world album in every sense of the word!’

- Jan Willem Broek Subjectivisten- dec 2022


Meral Polat Trio takes its audience on a journey through contemporary Anatolian folk- and mountain songs with raw blues and Kurdish Soul. Earthy, hopeful and soul-cutting. Driven by the poetic legacy of her father, Ali İhsan Polat, the trio undertakes a quest and interpret the love, vitality and melancholy of the heart. Ez Kî Me (who am i) tells universal stories and giving them new meaning.

Meral Polat is a renowned actrice, singer/songwriter and theatremaker in the Netherlands. Graduated from the Amsterdam University of the Arts, Drama and contemporary music theatre. Her field of artistic discipline consists in eminent theatre, film and music productions. Together with Chris Doyle and Frank Rosaly they are Meral Polat Trio. Chris Doyle is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the United States, a graduate of Berklee School of Music in Boston and McGill University in Montreal. Frank Rosaly is a Puerto Rican drummer, composer and sound designer. His musical approach stems from an exhaustive study of jazz, classical percussion, improvisation, as well as classical composition and post-classical techniques such as Musique concrete, graphic notation and chance operation. The trio collaborates frequently with Rotterdam-based drummer, composer, & producer Jens Bouttery. Bouttery's musical roots stem from the Brussels jazz scene. He currently operates in a wide range of artistic disciplines including composing for film, theater and dance and writing and performing with pop duo Hi Hawaii.

FACTS

  • Meral Polat Trio is nominated for an Upbeat Award 2024.
  • New album expected in January 2025
  • Jazzlab invited the band to do a tour in Belgium with 11 shows.
  • Meral Polat Trio performed at InJazz 2023 in Rotterdam.
  • Meral Polat Trio performed at for the Spanish showcase festival 'MMVV', They have been selected as one of the UpBeat bands.
  • Meral Polat Trio was featured on the 'Top Of The World' CD of Songlines.
  • Meral Polat Trio performed live at Babel Music XP in Marseille, France on March 25, 2023.
  • Meral Polat Trio's new album 'Ez Kî Me' is being noticed globally and placed on various charts.

#15 at World Music Charts Europe

#18 at Trans Global World Music Chart

#8 at Balkan World Music Chart

SOCIAL STATS

Instagram followers: 9.410

Facebook followers: 5.300

Spotify Listeners per month: 1.970

Management Andries | 3S Music Management

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