Cansu Tanrıkulu and Jessica Ackerley started their musical partnership at the beginning of 2022 through an online picker wheel that decided their fate was to become a duo and write strange songs about Gandolfini in Mutual Mentorship for Musician’s 4th Cohort lead by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa. Collaborating between Berlin and Hawaii for months, Tanrıkulu and Ackerley could finally meet and work in person in New York during May 2022. This process of distant and in-person work ended up in a brand new band for the two multi-instrumentalists and inter-disciplinary creatives. The duo premiered their first composition/video work called “When In Doubt Stop, Drop and Gandolfini” on June 22nd, New York. Currently Tanrıkulu and Ackerley are recording their first album collaborating with a variety of guest artists, writing more songs about your favourite celebrities and booking shows in Europe, USA, Canada and Turkey as a duo.
You can watch their piece closing the night here:
Jessica Ackerley (guitarist, composer, visual artist)