He didn’t even pick up a guitar until the age of 18 – but it seems that Juneyt was destined from birth to be a musician. His name means “Soldier of Music” in his native tongue, and has proven to be a true foreshadowing of his life path.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Juneyt is self-taught and has been playing Flamenco guitar for 13 years. Drawn to the passion and raw emotion of the music, Juneyt plays mostly in the Nuevo Flamenco style popularized by Jesse Cook while staying true to the techniques of the more traditional flamenco guitarists. He has been especially influenced by Paco de Lucia, Tomatito and Vincente Amigo.
Juneyt got his start playing alongside many well-known musicians in Europe and performing as a studio guitarist on more than 15 albums. Since moving to Canada in 1999, Juneyt has composed music for two television documentaries, and has built his career as a professional musician playing in and around his hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo and the GTA. He is very active in the community, regularly donating his time and talent to worthwhile organizations like the United Way, Parkinson Society and Make a Wish Foundation.
An impressive guitarist, held in high esteem by his peers, Juneyt possesses a rare talent and an energy that electrifies the audience making him an exceptional performer to watch. His charismatic style and incredible finger work have earned him an enthusiastic following throughout Southwestern Ontario.