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The Turbans


Near-eastern + Eastern-European mayhem

“best band since Beatles!” – Dalai Lama

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.

Grown from the intertwining paths of intrepid musical adventurers from Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Italy, Greece and England, many of whom were already famous in their own countries, this extraordinary project has grown in a few years into a cult name on the international festival circuit. Its members have gathered from all over the world to perform in major concerts and festivals in India, China, Turkey, Europe + all over the UK.

The Turbans brings music to the people, young and old alike, mixing vibrant spontaneity and authenticity with multi-genre instrumental and vocal excellence.

Darius Luke Thompson – Violin

Royal Academy of Music graduate. 

Played for many years in the Zurich Opera House. 

Founding member of The Turbans. 

Kansia Pritchard – Ney, Kaval and Clarinet

A worldwide traveller picking up instruments and tunes from Turkey to the heart of India. 

Instrument maker and Composer

Amazing guitarist and triangle player. 

Great composer and has a love for Turkish classical as well as Armenian folk.

Moshe Zehavi – Electric Guitar and Vocals

Avid composer and arranger. 

Has a particular love for swing and jazz music. 

Business man and lover of music.

Fred Stitz – Electric Bass

Multi-instrumenalist and fashion guru. 

Fred has toured all over the world with various bands and brings a very unique style to the bass.

Miroslav Morski – Electric Guitar and Vocals

Well known musician in Bulgaria under the name of Django Ze. 

One of the pioneers of gypsy music in the UK

Pav Mav – Davul and Vocals

Specializes in Cretan and Ipirus folk music. 

Plays in many tradional bands on the London folk scene

Oshan Mahony – Acoustic Guitar

Big music lover. 

Founding member of The Turbans.