On location in Girne filming video for Faili Meçhul
CULTURE / MUSIC
Since then, Seksendört have released their third album, Akıyor Zaman, dueted with label stable-mate Hande Yener on Rüya (2012) and separately in the same year with the legendary Orhan Gencebay on Dokumnma.
They’ve also penned hit single Faili Meçhul (2014) whose video was filmed in Girne by award-winning British Turkish Cypriot director Serdar Ferit. Under the direction of top producer İskender Paydaş, the track is a nod to the 70s, an uplifting Turkish rock-folk tinged ditty about a romance doomed to failure.
Formed in 1999, the band comprises four friends from
Tuna Velibaşoğlu (lead singer, guitar), Arif Erdem Ocak (guitar), Okan Özen
(bass guitar) and Serter Karadeniz (drums). They cite their influences as
Moğollar, Athena, Erkin Koray, Duman, Mor ve Ötesi, and maNga. Ankara
While steeped in rock their past concerts have also included unexpected songs, from covers of their favourite Turkish singers to Turkish Classical Music. As they take to the stage without a support act, expect more surprises from Seksendört during an extended set at the O2 Academy in Islington on Sunday 14 June.
Concert date: Sunday 14 June 2015
Address: N1 Centre, Angel Central,
16 Parkfield Street,
Islington N1 0PS
Doors open: 19.30 (no support act)
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