Yüksek Sadakat

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Yüksek Sadakat
Yüksek Sadakat - Orange - 18.8.18.jpg
Performing live in Summer 2018
Background information
OriginIstanbul, Turkey
GenresRock
Years active1997–present
LabelsDMC Music
Websiteyukseksadakat.com
MembersSerkan Özgen (guitar)
Kutlu Özmakinacı (bass)
Uğur Onatkut (keyboard)
Deniz Alemdar (drums)
Past membersCemil Demirbakan (vocals)
Kenan Vural (vocals)
Alpay Şalt (drums)
Selçuk Sami Cingi (vocal)

Yüksek Sadakat is a Turkish rock band that was formed in 1997 by Kutlu Özmakinacı, but became popular in early 2006 with their first album with the same name. The founder and bass player Kutlu Özmakinacı, used to be the editor of a music magazine called Blue Jean. Their music is a mix of pop rock with powerful beats utilizing Turkish instruments, keyboard and guitar solos. The name of the band is a literal translation of the term "High Fidelity" (Hi-Fi) into Turkish.

Firstly established by the name "Filinta" the band change its name to "Yüksek Sadakat" in 2004. Founder and the songwriter of the band is the bassist Kutlu Özmakinacı.

On 1 January 2011, it was announced that the band will represent Turkey in Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song called "Live It Up",[1] On May 10, Yüksek Sadakat failed to qualify for the Eurovision final making the band the first Turkish act to miss the final since the introduction of the semifinals in 2004.

Members[edit]

  • Serkan Özgen - guitar
  • Kutlu Özmakinacı - bass
  • Uğur Onatkut - keyboards
  • Deniz Alemdar - drums

Past members[edit]

  • Selçuk Sami Cingi - vocal
  • Cemil Demirbakan - vocal
  • Kenan Vural - vocal
  • Alpay Şalt - drums

Albums[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • Belki Üstümüzden Bir Kuş Geçer (2005)
  • Kafile (2005)
  • Aklımın İplerini Saldım (2005)
  • Ask Durducka (2008)
  • Haydi gel icelim (2009)
  • Sana Aşık Yalnız Ben (2011)
  • Live It Up (2011)
  • Fener (2013)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
maNga
with We Could Be the Same
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by
Can Bonomo
with Love Me Back