Redd is a Turkish rock band established in 1996 by tenor opera singer
Doğan Duru and guitarist
Berke Hatipoğlu under the name Ten. They
used to play at bars until they set up their own studio in 2004. Their
first album, entitled "50/50", produced by Levent Büyük, was
published a year later by
Stardium Müzik, already under the name
Redd. The first videoclip was shot for "Mutlu Olmak İçin" (To Be
Happy). Their second studio album, "Kirli Suyunda Parıltılar"
(Glitters on Dirty Water), came out in 2006 under Pasaj Müzik. Their
song "Falan Filan" entered the
MTV World Music Charts at the 10th
position. In 2007 the band produced its third album, "Plastik
Çiçekler ve Böcek" (Plastic Flowers and Beetle).
Redd started the
studio recordings of their fourth album in 2009, published by Sony
Music. Their first original soundtrack album for director Çağan
Irmak's feature film Prensesin Uykusu was released in 2010. Songs from
this album managed to enter the European music charts. Their last
album, "Mükemmel Boşluk," was published in 2016 under the Pasaj
2 Social Works
4 Music videos
7 External links
Redd's music journey started in September 1996. Doğan Duru and
Güneş Duru decided to make some changes in their group Invictus
Band. Doğan invited
Berke Hatipoğlu to their group, and then İlke
Hatipoğlu also joined. After playing as Invictus Band for more than a
year, the group decided to carry on performing under the name of
Ten changed itself to
Redd a bit later, and the band started to
perform rock music in English especially in Istanbul. They started to
write some of their own songs while they were performing, and in 2003
they moved their recording activities to record studios.
The band decided to find their own studio because of the rental
studios difficulties and wrote many songs in one year.
Rock for Van
A major earthquake occurred in Van on 24 October 2011. To support the
people who lost their homes, Güneş Duru called various artists on
Twitter to organize a charity concert. More than 15,000 tickets were
sold and a school was built with the money raised by the concert.
Memorial Concert for Hrant Dink
To remember Hrant Dink, who was the main editor of Agos Newspaper and
had been brutally assassinated on 19 January 2007,
Redd organized a
special concert in Ghetto, exactly five years after his death. Gripin,
Kardeş Türküler, Jehan Barbur, Moğollar, Mor ve Ötesi, Aylin
Aslım, Şevval Sam and Rojin performed in this concert. The money
from this concert was donated to Hrant Dink Foundation.
wrote "Özgürlük Sırtından Vurulmuş" ( Freedom was backstabbed)
in their album "21" for Hrant Dink.
Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener
Bon Jovi came to Istanbul during their 2011 Europe tour and Redd
performed as the opening group for them. In the concert,
"Masal" (fairytale) for Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, who were
unjustly in prison for 127 days .
2005: 50/50 (Stardium)
2006: Kirli Suyunda Parıltılar (Pasaj)
2008: Gecenin Fişi Yok DVD (Pasaj)
2008: Plastik Çiçekler ve Böcek (Pasaj)
2009: 21 (Sony Music)
2010: Prensesin Uykusu (Most Production - İmaj)
2012: Hayat Kaçık Bir Uykudur (Pasaj)
2016: Mükemmel Boşluk (Pasaj)
Mutlu Olmak İçin
Kirli Suyunda Parıltılar
Hala Aşk Var Mı?
Gecenin Fişi Yok
Nefes Bile Almadan
Plastik Çiçekler ve Böcek
Tamam Böyle Kalsın (Live)
MTV Europe World Music Charts. 29. 06. 2006.
^ Vokal kayitlari; Official
Redd Biography (in Turkish)
Redd Official Website (in Turkish)