Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Istanbul

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List of Istanbul bands, listed by their level of fame. This Istanbul musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Istanbul bands are included, as well as many Istanbul musicians of underground status. This list of Istanbul musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Istanbul bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Bands on this list include Bülent Ersoy and Göksel.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Istanbul?" or "What is a list of Istanbul bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (29 items)

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Bülent Ersoy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Arabesque, Ottoman classical music Bülent Ersoy is a Turkish actress and trans woman celebrity and popular singer of Ottoman classical music. Over the years, Ersoy has become a symbol for the increased tolerance for LGBT ...more

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Göksel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Pop music, Folk music, Ottoman classical music Göksel Demirpençe, better known as simply Göksel, is a Turkish folk pop/rock singer-songwriter.

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Hande Yener is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Pop music, Electronic music, Turkish pop music Hande Yener is a Turkish pop singer and actress. She is one of the most famous singers in Turkey. Over the past decade, she has introduced different styles to the ever expanding Turkish pop ...more

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Moribund Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Moribund Oblivion Black metal Moribund Oblivion is a Turkish black metal band from Istanbul. The band was formed by vocalist Bahadır Uludağlar in 1999. There have been several line-up changes prior to the current line-up, ...more

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Mustafa Sandal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Pop music, World music, Contemporary R&B Mustafa Sandal, also known as Musti, is a Turkish pop music singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, businessman, and actor whose albums have sold over 20 million copies worldwide and have ...more

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Arto Tunçboyacıyan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Rock music, Folk music, Jazz Arto Tunçboyacıyan is an American musician of Armenian descent. A famous avant-garde folk artist, he appeared on more than 200 records in Europe before arriving in the United States, ...more

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Ajda Pekkan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Pop music, Schlager music, Turkish pop music Ayşe Ajda Pekkan, also known as Süperstar, is a Circassian-Turkish pop singer and actress. Through a career spanning five decades thus far, Pekkan has released more than 20 albums and, with ...more

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Sibel Can is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Ottoman classical music, Folk rock, Pop folk Sibel Can is a popular Turkish folk pop and classical music singer. Sibel Can became a dancer at the age 14 and later started her singing career. She has been known as one of the most successful ...more

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Ceza is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Hip hop music, Rap music, World music Bilgin Özçalkan, also known by his stage name Ceza, is a Turkish rapper. His albums have featured many artists including Tech N9ne, Sezen Aksu, Killa Hakan, and his sister Ayben. His ...more

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Gripin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Rock music, Alternative rock Gripin is a Turkish rock band based in Istanbul. The members are Birol Namoğlu, Murat Başdoğan, Arda İnceoğlu, and İlker Baliç.

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Yalin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Pop music, Rock music, World music Yalın is a Turkish pop singer and songwriter. He achieved success with the song "Zalim".

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Eren Bakıcı is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Eren Bakıcı Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Semiha Yankı is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Semiha Yankı Pop music Semiha Yankı is a Turkish pop music singer, presenter and film actress, best known for representing Turkey for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest 1975 with the song Seninle Bir

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Gülçin Ergül is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Yasemin Yürük is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Yasemin Yürük Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Leyla Pınar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Leyla Pınar Leyla Pınar is a Turkish harpsichordist and musicologist. She is the founder and artistic director of the Istanbul Barok ensemble and the International Istanbul Baroque Music Festival, which she ...more

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Cemre Kemer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Cemre Kemer Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Athena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Ska punk Athena is a ska punk band from Istanbul, Turkey that is famous in Turkey and is also well known in Germany. Its current line-up is composed of Hakan Özoğuz, Gökhan Özoğuz, Umut ...more

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Kargo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Kargo Rock music Kargo is a rock band from Istanbul, Turkey. Its current line-up includes Selim Öztürk on electric guitar, Burak Karataş on drums and Ozan Anlaş on vocals.

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Seren Serengil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Seren Serengil Seren Serengil is a Turkish singer and actress. She was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and has acted in films and TV series. Her father Öztürk Serengil was a very famous actor, theatre ...more

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Grup Yorum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Folk music, Folk rock Grup Yorum is a Turkish band known for their political songwriting. Grup Yorum has released twenty albums since 1987. Some of the group's concerts and albums were banned over the years, and some ...more

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Replikas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Experimental rock, Post-rock, Psychedelic rock Replikas is a Turkish rock band from Istanbul. The band features consist of Gökçe Akçelik, Barkın Engin, Selçuk Artut, Orçun Baştürk and Burak Tamer.

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Almôra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Gothic rock, Folk music, Gothic metal Almora was founded in 2001 as a musical project of the Turkish musician Soner Canözer.

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Mor ve Ötesi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Rock music, Experimental rock, Anatolian rock Mor ve Ötesi is a Turkish alternative rock band from Istanbul. Its four current members are Harun Tekin, Kerem Kabadayı, Burak Güven and Kerem Özyeğen. Former members include ...more

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Duman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Pop music, Rock music, Grunge Duman is a Turkish rock band. Founded in 1999, the band features Kaan Tangöze on vocals and guitar, Ari Barokas on bass guitar and backing vocals, Batuhan Mutlugil on lead guitar and ...more

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Gece Yolcuları is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Gece Yolcuları Soft rock Gece Yolcuları is a Turkish soft rock band. They established as a university band in 1993, working as amateurs till 1995, when they started their professional career. At first the main aim of ...more

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AykutilteR is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
AykutilteR

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Yüksek Sadakat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Yüksek Sadakat Rock music 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 ...more

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Kafabindünya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Istanbul
Kafabindünya