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Romantic Dolls

EALTAN : Cemil Emre Altan, began studying piano at the age of 8 and then violin and contra-bass in Istanbul University Conservatoire.
He studied management in Bilkent University and began advertising in major companies such as Manajans/Thompson, Agency Ultra in Istanbul after school, but in 2002 he quit the business in order to do music. He prepared "Turkish Coffee and Mint Liqueur" album, works with Ceyda Caba in Romantic Dolls, also doing jingles, commercial works and designs full-range single driver loudspeakers.

ROMANTIC DOLLS : established by Cemil Emre Altan and Ceyda Caba in Istanbul, 2009 (also known as Mr. and Misfits before 2015) In 2002, he met Ceyda Caba, who educated in İzmir Fine Arts fashion and accessory, experienced in different diciplines such as painting, designing, art direction and modern dancing. She worked in music production companies and worked with the band Betterwings upto 2007 as the lead singer and lyrics author. After several meetings they started to practice music up to 2008. Ceyda went to London, to study art direction, foundation in singing and voice, acting in St Martins Collage of Art & Design. Emre continued studying composing, made several tv commercial music, gave several performances, and studied both acoustics and designing loudspeakers. He completed his studio and when Ceyda returned to Istanbul, they established Mr & Misfits in 2009 and they prepared their first funk, soul, trip hop demo album entirely in English. Emre went to NYC with that demo, had good reviews from some producers and jazz musicians, and returned to Istanbul to expand the band. Mr and Misfits worked with such great musicians in recording sessions, Kerim Gönençer and Resat Saral. Also Sarp Keskiner, Fergun Urgancioglu, Reuben de Latour, Pieter Snapper and Sertac Kaki helped the band with their contributions, Izzet Oz with his support.
They completed another demo album, gave several concerts in major clubs, bars and venues such as Ghetto, Nublu, 60m2, Urban bug Lounge and Topless.
In 2012, Mr & Misfits prepared 2 more demo albums in different genres, their songs "Ottoman Funk" got into a compilation in Germany, "User" managed to get in the list of a radio in Ireland and "United" in U.S.
After doing some public research, encouragements from Dynamic Records, and more evaluations, the band decided to renew, their concept and the production. At that point, in 2015, Sarp Keskiner and new musicians (both in Istanbul and Izmir regions) joined the band, they recorded all the songs again with some new tracks, re-mixed and re-mastered, changed the concept, style to more vintage, mod and vibrant.
And in 2015, Mr and Misfits became Romantic Dolls. They performed an album release party in Shaft.
Now, their new album "User" is upcoming from Dynamik Records, Ireland...