Hayko Cepkin

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

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.

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 on 18 June that year.
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00946 312196 4 1 Hayko Cepkin - Sakin Olmam Lazım album art Hayko Cepkin Sakin Olmam Lazım (Album) EMI 00946 312196 4 1 Turkey 2005 Sell This Version
0094639541423 Hayko Cepkin - Tanışma Bitti album art Hayko Cepkin Tanışma Bitti(CD, Album) EMI 0094639541423 Turkey 2007 Sell This Version
5099962983228 Hayko Cepkin - Sandık album art Hayko Cepkin Sandık(CD, Album) EMI 5099962983228 Turkey 2010 Sell This Version
5099972190227 Hayko Cepkin - Aşkın Izdırabını... album art Hayko Cepkin Aşkın Izdırabını...(CD, Album) EMI 5099972190227 Turkey 2012 Sell This Version
DMC-104333 Hayko Cepkin - Beni Büyüten Şarkılar Vol.1 album art Hayko Cepkin Beni Büyüten Şarkılar Vol.1(CD, Album) Doğan Music Company DMC-104333 Turkey 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Hayko Cepkin - Sakin Olmam Lazım album art Hayko Cepkin Sakin Olmam Lazım(CDr, Single, Promo) EMI none Turkey 2005 Sell This Version
DMC-104679 Hayko Cepkin - Beşiktaş'ım Geliyor album art Hayko Cepkin Beşiktaş'ım Geliyor(CD, Single) Doğan Music Company DMC-104679 Turkey 2017 Sell This Version