serdar oztop

serdar oztop

BandRock

Mostly instrumental music offering authentic Turkish music influenced melodies and riffs combined with Satch/Vai-like guitar playing. Fun and elegancy on the same stage.

Biography

I was born in Istanbul, in 1970. I've studied civil engineering and electronics in Bogazici University.
I started practicing music by playing the mandolin in primary school. As I met the electric guitar in high school years, I was involved into music with a serious concentration. I played concerts with the school band and participated in contests organized among high schools. I started to play my original compositions with his first band Exon, which was formed in the beginning of my university years. The band had the chance to record a song as the winner of a contest at 2 branches; "Best Hardrock Band" and "Best Heavymetal Band". The band transformed into a funk-rock band because of the changes in the line-up and was named as Blue Line.
After I graduated electronics school of Bogazici University, I started working in Spectrum Recording Studio as a sound engineer. I had the chance to develop my skills on different recording techniques and worked in productions of various albums as an engineer and a studio musician. Meanwhile, I joined the Turkish rock band Kesmeseker and recorded the album "ask ve para" in Bogazici University's Recording Studio. I left the band after the album and formed the most reputable cover band of Turkey; Indians, which we have played in top clubs for a long time.
Setting up a home-studio, I continued my studies as a producer-arranger. In a short time, I had the chance to work with Turkey's top rock stars and became a well known producer and guitarist.
In summer of 2002, I released my first solo and Turkey's first instrumental rock album; "Sukut". After a short while, I joined the famous rock band Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi. I played many gigs around Turkey and Europe with the band and recorded a live album with a symphony orchestra named “Bulutsuzluk Senfoni”. Meanwhile with my album “Sukut”, I had positive feedback all around the world and was chosen as an undiscovered artist by the famous guitar site www.guitar9.com.
In the first quarter of 2005, I left the band to record my 2. album “Mutluluðun Gozyaslari(Tears of Happiness)” and to concentrate on my solo projects. My new album was released on September, 2005.

Discography

As a solo artist;
"Mutlulugun Gozyaslari (Tears of Happiness)" 2005
"Sukut (Silence)" 2002

As a band member;
Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi "Bulutsuz Senfoni" 2004
Kesmeseker "Ask ve Para" 1994

As a producer, arranger, musician and/or sound engineer ;
Baris Akarsu "Islak Islak"
Asrýn "Maximum"
Kutsal "Gözlerim agliyor"
Haluk Levent "www.leyla.com"
Rojin "Ya Hep Ya Hic"
Murat Evgin "Beni Ellere Verdin"
Haluk Levent "Mektup"
Arda "Unutma"
Haluk Levent "Arkadas"
Teoman "Teoman"
Haluk Levent "Bir Gece Vakti"
Tanju Asanel "Yolculuk"
Haluk Levent "Yollarda"
Murat Koseoglu "Yine Yagmurlar Yagiyor Duygularima"

Set List

We play original compositions from my solo albums.