Infobox musical artist
heavy metal, rock pop rock
Years_active=1980s - present
Label= Müzikotek [http://www.muzikotek.com.tr/banka/besteci/15/barlas-esber-erinc.htm]
Turkish musician, rock singer and
song writerBarlas Erinc (Stage name : BARLAS) was born in Ankara Turkey. He studied Business Administration and is a graduate of Gazi Universityin Ankara.
His first band
AXEwas a heavy metalband performing in Ankarain the 80's. Their concerts in Ankara and in Istanbulwere huge success. He was not only the lead singer of the band but also writing the musicand the lyrics. He was writing in English in the early years but then started writing in Turkish too.
Turkish rocksongs and not in an Anatolian-folk way but rather in a western style was something quite new in those days when most of his peers were playing cover songs at gigs. Barlas Erinç not only inspired many of his peers who now became recognized Pop-Rockmusicians in Turkey but wrote songs for them. He started writing songs for other artists with Umay Umay's first album. He wrote all of her songs in this album including ‘Hareket Vakti- Its time to move on’. This song is the only cover song in Emre Aydın's recent album, ' Afili Yalnızlık'.
Barlas wrote Turkish female rock singer
Özlem Tekin's first single ‘Aşk herşeyi affeder mi? -Does love forgive everything?’ that shot to the top of the charts. This song is in the Turkish girl band Hepsi's new album, Şakatoo. Teoman, is another Turkish rock celebrity whom Barlas wrote the breakthrough song of, 'Ne ekmek ne de su- Neither bread nor water' with which he won the Roxy Music Days trophy.
Both Özlem Tekin and Teoman have many of Barlas songs in their albums. Barlas wrote around 300 songs and 30 of them became hits. He wrote not only for rock singers but for artists at a wide range of genres including
Candan Ercetin(Ağlıyor musun- Are you crying) ( Melekalbum).
Barlas produces albums for other artists, such as; Gülhan's "Gülhan" and "Ayniyiz Seninle/ We’re the same" and Dilek Budak's "Dilek Budak."
Barlas also wrote the song 'Kalbimizde Şampiyon- The Champion in our heart' for the football team:
Barlas, made three albums for himself.
Bara Gidelim- Lets go to a Bar
Küt Küt/ Kelebek – Knock knock/ Butterfly
Dünya Bi Acaip- World is kinda weird
official website: [http://www.barlaserinc.com]
editor : Müzikotek [http://www.muzikotek.com.tr/banka/besteci/15/barlas-esber-erinc.htm]
turkrock.com entries: [http://www.turkrock.com/ftopic31053.html]
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