2012: Can Bonomo - Love Me Back

Can Bonomo, a Jewish pop singer, but born in İzmir/ Turkey, started his
career by playing guitar at the age of eight. At the age of 17, he began
his official career as a vocal productionist in İstanbul. At the same
time, Can went on with studying TV/cinema at the Bilgi University with
his programmes being aired on popular radio channels such as Number One FM,
Radio101 and Radio Class.Then his radio programmes were followed by
programmes on international TV channels such as MTV and Number One TV.

After a very detailed production process, which lasted two years, Can Bonomo released his first album, titled Meczup which was premmiered in Babylon on the 24th of January, 2011. On the album, he wrote all the songs himself. 

Can describes his music style as İstanbulian Music that works with tunes
from Alaturca to international indie style. He also admits that he is
inspired by The Shins, Wax Poetic, The Kinks, The Libertines and The
Beatles. Though 2011 was the first actual year in his career, he
succeded to win two Best New Act awards:

  • Radio Bosphours – Best New Act 2011
  • 58th International Altın Kelebek Awards – Best New Act 

Participant Profile

In the final

In the semi final