Murat Kirkit – Bio, Early Life & Career

Growing up listening to 90s rock records of his older brother, Murat Kirkit became interested in the guitar at the age of 11. For a couple of years, he studied classical guitar. He then pursued his earlier interest and studied rock guitar for quite a long time. He was moved deeply when hearing George Benson and it opened a new horizon for him.

He started working on jazz theory, and jazz guitar techniques. He later got interested in a funk. He started a trio project to jam and improvise in funk and fusion styles. Throughout the years, these jam sessions laid the fundamentals of the Murat Kirkit Project. The band recorded and produced a collection of these sessions in Hi-Fi.

Murat Kirkit later played Rock, RN’B, Pop, and Funk for various projects both as a session and a live musician, In 2010 he started playing with the electronic music genius Onor Bumbum. His unique style is emphasized by mid-tempo funky guitar riffs, mellow trumpets, and a lot of electronic elements.

In the years that follow, they did several festival shows and club gigs together in Turkey. In 2012, he joined the band Six Pack as a founding member. With its brilliant arrangements of Funk and RN’B hits from the 90?s, the band enjoyed a quickly earned reputation. Nowadays, the band is following a quite busy schedule with an average of 50 concerts per year, playing in top venues all around Turkey.

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