When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
When I was in mid-school my guitar teacher showed me, Yngwie Malmsteen. Right after watching him, I was like ”wow! I want to play like him”. I started to practice extremely hard and music was such a big part of my life. This hasn’t changed over the years. Today I still want to keep making music.
On your live session project, how did you come up with the concept?
I watched Martin Miller’s live session videos on youtube and I loved them. I called my drummer Tolga and I told him that I want to do the same. I immediately started looking for a studio. It is much harder than it looks. It is not only about the music.
I need to pick the right date so everyone can be there. I have to pick a studio that fits the format. I have to hire cameras, lights, etc. Once the recording is finished, I still have to make the mixing mastering for each song that we recorded and also the video edits. a lot of hard work. You can watch my latest live session video here.
Are you one of the best guitarists in the world?
No I mean, I want it but I’m not even close. Modern guitar players like Martin Miller or Luca Mantovanelli are huge guitar players. They are playing all the genres at a very high level. I have to hit the practice room and practice very hard again.
I feel like my priority is to make music. Whatever my level is I have to be happy with it and try to sound unique and stay creative. So I don’t see myself playing as well as these guys soon. But maybe in the future, I’ll try it.
What are your plans for the near future?
I am recording my ep. Yesterday I recorded a song called ”Back To The Ocean” I have some songs that I composed a few years ago. I want to finalize them. In music, it is very tricky. When you make a demo for a song there is no guarantee to finalize it.
Some songs are demos forever. I want to finalize the songs that I composed 2 years ago. I didn’t have the opportunity to do it because I had some tough moments in my personal life but now is the perfect time to do it. Right after I want to do more modern things. Different sounds, creative and unique hopefully.
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Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
Roger Federer is my idol. He just retired from tennis. He inspired me so much. I want to thank him for all the moments that he shared with us. He inspired me so much. Also these days, I am playing some guitar for Sena Şener. I love her so much. I’m so happy that I can spend some time with her.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Just go for your dreams. Don’t change your mindset for the stats. Be happy with what you are doing. If nobody loves what you are doing, at least you love it! We all have some borrowed time here so just do what you want to do.