AYKAN ILKAN was born in Izmir, Turkey on February 4th, 1973.
He started his music career in 1985 with a band named “Sawdust” together with his elder brother Murat ILKAN who is also a very talented musician and has a unique voice as a rock singer. They performed various festivals and concerts until 1992.
In 1992, he took a major role composing of another band “KARGO” which they recorded their first album “Sil Bastan” in FT studios and continued their music career with a lot of concerts. At the end of that year, Aykan started to play with American blues and jazz musician Larry O’Neil as well.
For another project, again with Murat ILKAN, guitarist Metin TURKCAN and Berk EVREN, they came together for the new band “Cherokee” and participated many both festivals and organizations, besides playing in rock bars.
Meanwhile, Aykan was accepted for Mr. NO, the band that was chosen to be the most promising in 1995.
In April 1995, he decided to continue his music career with Sebnem FERAH, Turkey’s most famous female rock singer ever.
They composed, arranged and recorded their songs in different studios for many albums
- Şebnem Ferah-Kadın(1996)Şebnem Ferah-a.k.c.k(1999)
- Şebnem Ferah-Perdeler (2001)
- Şebnem Ferah-Kelimeler Yetse (2003)
- Cem Köksal-Sett me free (2005)
- Şebnem Ferah-Can Kırıkları (2005)
- Şebnem Ferah-Live albüm (symphonic project)(2007)
- Şebnem Ferah-Benim Adım Orman (2009)
- Şebnem Ferah-Od (2013)
- Murat İlkan-Fanus(2014)
- Şebnem Ferah-Parmak İzi(2018)
- Aykan İlkan-
Since that time, they have given hundreds of concerts in Turkey and abroad. Aykan is also a drum teacher (Florya Sanat Akademisi) with many students from young to old. Aykan İlkan is excited to meet his audience very soon and start his solo career.