11 November 1962 |
|Genres||Blues, blues rock, rock|
|Associated acts||Pinhani, Asım Can Gündüz, Tanju Duru, Bulutsuzluk Özlemi, Bülent Ortaçgil, Gürol Ağırbaş, Barış Manço, Melih Kibar, Mehmet Güreli, Meltem Taşkıran, Haluk Levent.|
Akın Eldes is a prominent Turkish guitarist, who is best known for his work with Bulutsuzluk Özlemi between 1986–2000. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and played mandolin and flute as a child. Eldes started playing the guitar in high school. He played with the bands E-5, Painted Bird, Asım Can Gündüz, singer-songwriter Bülent Ortaçgil, bassist Gürol Ağırbaş, composer Melih Kibar and Çapkınlar among others prior to joining Bulutsuzluk Özlemi. Nowadays, he is playing with a Turkish rock band Pinhani.
Eldes is a respected session musician and also has six solo albums which tell his musical aspect; Kafi (2001), Türlü (2004), Cango (2007), Ara Taksim (2009), Başka Türlü (2010) and Hane-i Akustik (2011). Akın Eldes's unique technique and the characteristic sound make him different from other guitarists in the world.
Akın Eldes's choice of electric guitars depends on his characteristic sound. Therefore, Eldes uses various special hand-made guitars by Murat Sezen. And also, he generally plays Yamaha Pacifica PAC1511MS or Steinberger Headless guitar in Pinhani Concerts. Additionally, he is playing his black old Fender Stratocaster nowadays. According to many people, Stratocaster reflects his own feelings.
- Kafi (2002)
- Türlü (2004)
- Cango (2007)
- Ara Taksim (2009)
- Başka Türlü (2010)
- Hane-i Akustik (2011)
Other Album Appearances
- Bulutsuzluk Özlemi: Uçtu Uçtu, Güneşimden Kaç, Yaşamaya Mecbursun,Yol
- Bülent Ortaçgil: Bu Şarkılar Adam Olmaz.
- Gürol Ağırbaş: Bas Şarkıları II
- Barış Manço: Mançoloji
- Melih Kibar: Yadigar
- Mehmet Güreli
- Meltem Taşkıran
- Haluk Levent: Kral Çıplak
- Pinhani: İnandığın Masallar, Zaman Beklemez Başka Şeyler
- Tanju Duru: Duru Zamanlar
- "Akın Eldes Biography, iTunes".
- "Who's who".
- "Akın Eldes's Musical World".
- "Murat Sezen Guitars".
- "The Album, Türlü".
- "The Album, Cango, iTunes".
- "The Album, Ara Taksim, iTunes".
- "The Album, Başka Türlü, iTunes".
- "The Album, Ara Taksim, with Sinan Cem Eroğlu".
- "Akın Eldes, Bulutsuzluk Özlemi".
- "Akın Eldes Colleague".
- Official website
- Official Twitter Account
- Official Pinhani website
- More Akın Eldes Photos by Sebnem Eldes
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