He was born in Izmir in 1989. His musical journey started with playing piano at an early age. When he was 12, he decided to be a drummer and started taking private drum lessons. In his high school years, he learned to play various genres such as jazz, funk, Latin, blues, country, rock, pop, reggae, ska, gospel, R&B and hip hop. He played with the band called ‘Nü’ for four years. In 2007 he enrolled in Istanbul Technical University and State University of New York for a dual diploma program as an economics major. Then he formed the band called “Mojito Band” with three friends. During his college life, he played with several bands at various clubs in New York and Istanbul. He also played with college jazz ensembles at SUNY New Paltz. After graduation, him and his friend Burak Sirin started an e-commerce company, called CymbalPlanet.com. Currently, he lives in New York, keeps on playing gigs and working on his musical evolution.