Hayko Cepkin

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Hayko Cepkin
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Background information
Born (1978-03-11) 11 March 1978 (age 36)
Origin İstanbul, Turkey
Genres Alternative Metal, Anatolian Rock, Industrial Metal, Post-Hardcore[1]
Occupations Singer, musician
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1997—present
Labels EMI
Website www.haykocepkin.com
Members Sedat Oğuzsoy
Murat Cem Ergül
Past members Umut Töre
Poyraz Kılıç
Onur Şengül

Hayko Cepkin (born 11 March 1978, Istanbul) is a Turkish musician of Armenian descent.

Beginnings[edit]

After graduating from high school in Getronagan, Cepkin studied music at Mimar Sinan University for two years and took courses in solfège and harmony at the Timur Selçuk Modern Music Center. After one more year at İstanbul Academy, he began performing with several famous Turkish artists such as Ogün Sanlısoy, Aylin Aslım, Koray Candemir and Demir Demirkan and collaborated on albums of several artists. Picking up knowledge as being composer along the way, he contributed to the works of the artists listed above in contributing to the albums such as Murathan Mungan's “Söz Vermiş Şarkılar” which Aylin Aslım sang with Murathan as a duet.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Cepkin founded his own band whose members included Umut Töre (guitarist), Onur Şengül (bass) and Murat Cem Ergül (drummer) and Hayko as lead singer. Onur eventually left the band shortly before the second album was released and was replaced by Sedat Oğuzsoy (bass). Many of the songs Cepkin had composed throughout his life appeared in his first album Sakin Olmam Lazım released in 2005. It included range of music from hints of classic Turkish blends to raw angst present in his rock tracks. Some of the singles released from this album include "Yarası Saklı", "Görmüyorsun", "Fırtınam", "Son Kez" and the infamous "Zaman Geçti". The album received lots of airplay, support for the unique style.[citation needed]

In June 2007, Cepkin released his follow-up second album titled Tanışma Bitti. The first single "Yalnız Kalsın" was successful in Turkey. He performed at the annual Turkish rock music festival "Rock'n Coke Festival" and sang at sold-out concerts throughout Turkey. In March 2010, he released his third album named Sandık. The single "Yol Gözümü Dağlıyor" was made into a music video and released a few days before the album's release. He subsequently made two more music videos, "Doymadınız" and "Balık Olsaydım". A few months later, Cepkin was invited to Cologne, Germany to perform at that city's Bootshaus Night Club.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Sakin Olmam Lazım (2005) "I Have To Be Calm"[edit]

Track listing:

  1. "Yarası Saklı" (His Wound is Hidden) – 4:27
  2. "Hüzünle Karışık" (Mixed with Grief) – 4:17
  3. "Son Kez" (Last Time)– 4:48
  4. "Görmüyorsun" (You Don't See)– 3:04
  5. "Eller Aldı" (Strangers Took)– 4:21
  6. "Seninki Dert Mi" (Is Yours a Problem)– 4:50
  7. "Boşluk" (Emptiness)– 4:19
  8. "Ben Gideyim" (I Should Go)– 4:08
  9. "Fırtınam" (My Storm)– 5:01
  10. "Hangimiz Masumuz" (Which of Us are Innocent)– 5:07
  11. "Zaman Geçti" (Time Has Passed)– 7:02

Tanışma Bitti (2007) "Acquaintance is Over"[edit]

Track listing:

  1. Yalnız Kalsın Intro
  2. Yalnız Kalsın (Let it Be Alone)
  3. 777 Intro
  4. 777
  5. Bertaraf Et (Eliminate)
  6. Sonra Görüşelim (Let's Meet Later)
  7. Sıkı Tutun Intro
  8. Sıkı Tutun (Hold Still)
  9. Kaos Intro
  10. Kaos (Chaos)
  11. Ölüyorum (I'm Dying)
  12. Siren (Siren)
  13. Melekler Intro
  14. Melekler (Angels)
  15. Bilmezsin (You Don't Know)
  16. Bonus

Sandık (2010) "Chest"[edit]

Track listing:

  1. Sandık (Chest)
  2. Yol Gözümü Dağlıyor (The Road is Branding My Eyes)
  3. Gelin Olmuş (She's Been a Bride)
  4. Balık Olsaydım (If I Were a Fish)
  5. Sahibi Yok (Has No Owner)
  6. Doymadınız (You Haven't Filled Up)
  7. Açtırdınız Kutuyu (You Have Made Me Open the Box)
  8. Sandığım Hazır (My Chest is Ready)
  9. Yolun Sonu (End of the Road)

Aşkın Izdırabını... "... The Suffering of Love"(2012)[edit]

Track listing:

  1. Paranoya (Paranoia)
  2. Geç Kaldım (I'm Late)
  3. Platonik (Platonic)
  4. Kabulleniş (Admittance)
  5. İçgüdü (Instinct)
  6. Aşk Kitabı (Book of Love)
  7. Tek Gecelik (One Night Stand)
  8. Tükenmiş (Exhausted)
  9. Takıntı (Obsession)
  10. Kıskançlık (Jealousy)
  11. Paranoya - Acoustic
  12. Geç Kaldım (Acoustic)
  13. Platonik (Electronic)
  14. Boynuz Track (Horns Track)

Filmography[edit]

  • 2005: Balans ve Manevra
  • 2008: Çocuk[2]
  • 2009: İstenmeyen Tüyler
  • 2009: 1 Erkek 1 Kadın
  • 2012: Acayip Hikayeler

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