BAHR (band)

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Background information
OriginIstanbul, Turkey
  • Indie Folk
  • Indie Rock
  • Alternative Rock
Years active2016–Present
LabelsDokuz Sekiz Müzik
  • Yusuf Bahar
  • Nihal Saruhanlı
  • Ceren Bettemir
Past membersBurak Öztürkmen

BAHR is a Turkish indie folk band, formed in Istanbul in 2016. Starting with singer-songwriter Yusuf Bahar and drummer-percussionist Nihal Saruhanlı, the band gained its final form when bass player Ceren Bettemir joined the band in 2019. The same year BAHR won the “21st Battle of the Bands” [1] music contest which was organized by Radyo Boğaziçi. Following its success, BAHR released their debut EP I Resist [2] along with the music video for Those Streets[3] form the same EP, in June 2020, Dokuz Sekiz Müzik[4] label. Inspired by western folk music and oriental culture, songs of BAHR bear the traces of 90’s rock music.

Band members

  • Yusuf Bahar - vocals, guitar (2016-present)
  • Nihal Saruhanlı - drums, synths, percussion (2016 - present)
  • Ceren Bettemir - bass guitar, vocals (2017-present)

Former members

  • Burak Öztürkmen - bass guitar (2017-2018)


  • I Resist (2020)

BAHR Band in the Media



  1. [1]. Pause Magazine
  2. [2]. Keşif: Bahr’ın ilk EP’si “I Resist” yayınlandı
  4. [3]. Official Web Site

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