Hello, and many thanks for your interest.
I was born in Munich, Germany, and my parents originate from Turkey.
I first started to make music with my first self-built "electric
guitar" at the age of 14.
I set up my first band at 16 as a bassist. After being in several
other bands and playing in clubs in and around Munich for 6 years,
I met Herman Frank of ACCEPT / VICTORY / PANZER, who asked me to
join his new band called MOON'DOC.
I quit my job and moved to Hanover in 1995.
My work with him gave me my first real taste of being a professional
After two recordings, singer Chris Bay decided to start his own FREEDOM
CALL project with Daniel Zimmermann of GAMMA RAY on the drums in
The first FREEDOM CALL line-up consisted of myself, Chris Bay, Daniel
Zimmermann and Sascha Gerstner (now in HELLOWEEN).
FREEDOM CALL toured Europe many times with bands such as SAXON, ANGRA,
EDGUY, HAMMERFALL, BLIND GUARDIAN and appeared at countless festivals,
but in 2005 I quit FREEDOM CALL to pursue my own career.
I had my own visions of the kind of music I wanted to play.
POWERWORLD was established in 2006.
I signed a worldwide record deal for POWERWORLD in 2008.
At this time I started to give bass and guitar lessons, recorded
several albums and carried out a wide range of other jobs in the
studio. I played on many albums for other artists and recorded, mixed
and engineered many recordings in my own MusikUndWeb / Edentone studio in Southern
After helping out many bands in my area, playing tours with
POWERWORLD and carrying out a multitude of other live jobs (including
for FREEDOM CALL), I re-joined my old band.
I am available for any kind of studio or live work, ANYTIME!
My current bands are:
POWERWORLD, FREEDOM CALL and the MICHAEL BORMANN live band.
The projects that I have been involved in are not listed above.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need a bass player for
studio work or touring.
The duration is irrelevant - I just like to be on the road.