Bio

Emir Korkmaz / Vocals – Guitars  

     
 
Emir KorkmazMusical Info: At the end of the ’90s, I was into string instruments with Hokada-label classical guitar which my cousin gave me… Over the years, I had opportunity to play various stringed instruments, like electric guitars to bass, violin to nylon string fretless and acoustic steel guitars… Nowadays, acoustic guitar is my most favorite instrument to spend time together… What can I tell? Well, beginning of the year 2000, I worked as a chorus singer in Kuşha Doğan Chorus, which is operating in Bağlarbaşı Caucasian Cultural Association. To be honest, I am not an instrumentalist, a soloist nor I do not see myself as a great musician. I’m just a human being who is childishly happy to play instruments and listen to their sounds…

Streets: Queen, Freddie Mercury, Eagles, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Tom Waits, David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, Dire Straits, George Harrison, Aerosmith, The Doors, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Guns n’ Roses, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Morrisey, Oasis, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Bryan Adams, Metallica, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Ariya, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Suede, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ivan Rebroff, Charles Aznavour, Erkan Oğur, Tanju Okan, Zeki Müren, Erol Evgin, Bülent Ortaçgil, Asım Can Gündüz, Barış Manço, Cem Karaca, Bulutsuzluk Özlemi, Acil Servis, Mavi Sakal, MFÖ, Yeni Türkü, Azmi Toğuzata, Kuşha Doğan and many more…

Equipments: Fender Standart Stratocaster, Seagull Entourage CW GT QI Black steel string acoustic guitar, Extreme electric guitars, Marshall MG 15 DFX electric guitar amps.

Classics: My Melancholy Blues – Queen, Too Much Love Will Kill You – Queen, Is This The World We Created – Queen, Friends Will Be Friends – Queen, Let Me Kiss You – Morrissey, Black – Pearl Jam, Filmstar – Suede, She – Suede, Sails Of Charon – Uli Jon Roth, In Trance – Uli Jon Roth, Angelskaya Pyl – Ariya, Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic version) – George Harrison

Philosophy: “You might be hurt, but do not hurt anyone. You may never be perfect, but make an effort for it, do not be afraid to criticize yourself, if you do a real self-criticize as no one else can, you can find and maybe fix your mistakes…”

Alkan Arslan / Vocals – Guitars

     
 
Alkan ArslanMusical Info: The experience of piano courses which was started in 1991 and lack off due to the preparations for the exams, the school chorus periods I have been forced to and accepted every time when i try to escape, a short term punk-rock project in the summer of 2000, various music courses, and voice and rhythm educations at Blue Note Music Center.

Although she is not playing anymore and probably doesn’t know what i’m talking about, i can clearly say that my elder sister and her homemade songs lead me to the guitar. With a punk-rock background before, I’ve been deeply into country and blues music approximately since 2005 era. I still buy albums regularly and try to support my favorite writers and musicians. My interests depends on the mobility of all kinds of things in the nature which are fed by contradictions of life, human being and belonging. Mostly I create short stories and characters with the help of these moments mixing with some personal cuts. Dialectically, the melodic practice of thoughts and feelings, the thoughts and feelings of melodic practice. In this context, I can define music as a strong expression way for the objective and subjective intensities with the help of notes, images and words.

Streets: Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, George Jones, Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart, Gram Parsons, Ray Price, Hank Cochran, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, John Denver, Waylon Jennings, Nick Drake, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Doc Watson, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley, Skip James, Whiskeytown, Gene Clark, Alice in Chains, The Bottle Rockets, Junior Kimbrough, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Jason Molina, Anders Parker, Charles Mingus, Robert Cray Band, R.L. Burnside, Mississippi John Hurt, Django Reinhardt, Mark Knopfler, Christopher Gunning, Axel Rudi Pell, Johann Pachelbel… I’ve been into Hank Williams songs nowadays more than ever before…

Equipments: Epiphone John Lennon Vintage Acoustic, E-Les Paul Electric, Fender CD Acoustic, Hohner G Blues / C Marine Band Harmonica, D’Addario EJ17 P.Bronze Medium 16-56 Strings, Rotosound Strings, Marshall Amps, Levy’s Leather Straps, Dunlop J. Cash JCS-50C Capo and paper/pen.

Classics: Willie Nelson – Crazy: Demo Sessions, Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska, Gram Parsons – GP, Townes Van Zandt – Self Titled, Uncle Tupelo – March 16-20 1992, Robert Cray Band – Some Rainy Morning

Philosophy: “Loose Lips May Sink Ships…”

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