Biography

The band Pickpocket was formed on june,2000 in Istanbul. The band members are; Onur Ozgonul on vocals, Muratay ozkan on bass guitar, Emir Celt on drums and Kaan Yayla and Barbaros Ozoktar on guitars. At first the band started by writing songs in English, and on january, 2003 they competed at Roxy Music Awards with a song called “Just Wait For Me” which they recorded with the lead singer,Deniz Yilmaz, of the Band “Kurban”. Again in that year they gained big success by wining the “Efes Dark Muzik Gunleri” and thay also won the ” Efes Dark Ozel Odulu” by recieving 63 percent of the votes which was determined by five thousand people. After ” Roxy Music Gunleri” Pickocket perfomed in many concerts, festivals, TV and Radio shows.

The band continued to write their songs in English until the end of 2004. They managed to draw attention with their first Turkish song called “ilk”. After getting positive responds from the listeners, Pickpocket decided to contiune to write their music in Turkish. The band performed in countless festivals and organizations for the next two years, They especially gained their success with their energetic, full blooded stage performances.

After deciding to collect their songs in an album, Pickpocket began to work with the leadership of Umit Kuzer and Martin Cru Spencer. The whole recording process took about a year. Recording of the drumms took place in Marsandiz studio, guitar and the vocal recordings took place in “Virus Production” studios which is owned by Umit Kuzer. In the album ” Hayalle Gercek Arasinda” all the adjusments in lyrics and music was made by Pickpocket, the mix and mastering part of the procedure was completed in the Virus studio. The production of the album was committed by ” Virus Production” and the distribution was committed by ” Irem Production”. The album was released on April 18, 2008. Music video shootings which was directed by Anil Tutuncuolgu lasted a day and took place in “Refresh The Venue”.

Kaan - Guitar
Muratay - Bass
Onur - Vocal
Barbaros - Guitar
Emir - Drum

http://www.pickpocketband.com/

Edited by wegotawinner on 10 Feb 2009, 12:16

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