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Episode Info: Show Note: After next week’s show, The Bay Area Band Show will be switching to a biweekly release schedule. We will release every two weeks on a Saturday morning moving forward. ALSO we have a new theme produced for us by previous Bay Area Band Show guests, The Muted Jewel Tones! Thanks so much gang, I love your work! Born and raised in Istanbul in a musical family, started playing piano at the age of 6, picked up guitar at 11, wanted to study music in college but parents didn’t approve, forced to study engineering and left to Ukraine to study software engineering abroad and start a professional music career. During his 10 years in Ukraine he played guitar and bass in multiple bands, toured and recorded with mainstream artists and producers, won awards, but was always fascinated by music industry in US. In 2013 moved to San Francisco. After examining the art and music scene of Bay Area for two years, he decided to take his 4 most diverse songs and record them with the best production team that he can reach out to. Resulting EP titled “Fantasy” was recorded in the Fantasy Studios of Berkeley with Engineer Jesse Nichols (Iggy and the stooges, Journey, White Stripes, Duran Duran, Santana) featuring Dawn Richardson (Tracy Chapman, 4 Non Blondes) on drums. With the help of Dawn Richardson, Kandur put together a live band to start playing live – Dawn suggested her longtime friend/student Jeff Wheeler on drums and Jeff brought in his Berklee schoolmate James Frederick on guitars. Kandur is releasing “Fantasy” EP on February 24th and celebrating the release at Rickshaw Stop on February 25th. As for personal life – Ilker is married his wife Marichka in 2013 in Turkey a few months before moving to San Francisco together. After a year and a half Ilker brought his younger sister Nazli to SF to study Graphic Design. Ilker fluently speaks Turkish, English, Russian and Ukrainian. Upcoming Show Thursday, March 30 at 8 PM — Kandur with Kingsborough Doc’s Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 415-649-6191Read more »

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