Fireballs Classic Rock Concert at The Soulist, Alsancak

By Roland Eyerich ….

FIREBALLS and Classic Rock Concert was held at The Soulist Coffee and Music House in Alsancak on Friday 8th of February.

Bad weather – no problem for Classic Rock fans. They defied the rain and were rewarded with a great Classic Rock concert. The Soulist was once again a packed house, full of expectations of what the Fireballs would have to offer after their two-year break.

Fireballs was founded in 2008 and had established itself in the Classic Rock scene in Northern Cyprus. 2016 was the last concert for the time being. Reunited in 2019, the first concert of the “Reunited Fireballs” was on 23rd January in The QUOTA (Lefkosa)

Now the 2nd gig was at The Soulist … “The Small Music Hall in Alsancak”

Cagir, Ulas and Hakan

Ulaş Barış – Vocal, Çağrı Ersoy – Guitar & Back Vocals, Hakan Şonya – Bass & Back Vocals (BMT), Mert Güçlü – Drums (BMT – Ex Unreal)

Around 22:00 it started —- with classics such as Thrill is Gone (B.B. King), Hoochie Coochie Man (Muddy Waters) and Crossroads by Eric Clapton.  The journey through time had begun.  A really good time to bow to the 60´s, 70´s and 80`s of Classic Rock with some pieces of Blues/Rock following. A good memory of one of the best periods of this music genre.

It was the music of Deep Purple, Cream, Free, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival ……. To name just a few.


Convincing was simply the quality with which this great music of a great era was presented.

Smoke on the Water, Black Night (Deep Purple), Come Together (The Beatles), Roadhouse Blues (Doors), All right now (Free), Paint It black, Jumping Jack Flash, Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones), All day and all of the night (The Kinks), White Room (Cream) or Proud Mary and Fortunate Son (CCR). Everything just done well…..

Ulaş Barış – Vocals was the frontman, who enthralled the audience and was able to convince them vocally. The band around Çağrı Ersoy – Guitar & Back Vocals, Hakan Şonya – Bass & Back Vocals (BMT) and Mert Güçlü – Drums (BMT) wowed  as a band and offered Ulas the platform for the song presentations.

Cagir and Ulas

They were really good … .. also some Blues/Rock songs were included

A gig without break – 3 hours of great music. Great band, based on original songs.

The highlight for me was the finale, a finale for an amazing night and crowd on this music trip through the time of Classic and Blues/Rock – A Capella Ulaş, Çağrı, Hakan and Mert with “When the Children Cry” by White Lion.

Thanks Fireballs


Blues & Rock Show mit Roland

I have a weekly international music programme which is in the German language for Blues and Rock music listeners on Bayrak International Radio which is aired on a Sunday at 9pm.

Online go to : http://www.brtk.net/radio-template/ and choose FM 105