GRIPIN started as a cover band, playing in bars like the Bronx in the mid-’90s, and earned a cult following. Their wide repertoire not only included Britpop, but also featured examples of American alternative rock and in some cases, Turkish rock. The band started off together in 1999 playing mostly cover tracks in Turkish bars and clubs. Soon, they managed to establish themselves as a name behind the music they covered.
Birol Namoğlu was studying metallurgical engineering. He is the vocalist of the band.
İlker Baliç is the drummer of Gripin, He studied (in English) at the School of Economics at Istanbul University.
Murat Başdoğan is the guitarist of the band. He studied architecture at Mimar Sinan University.
Arda İnceoğlu He plays the keyboard in Gripin and at the same time studied chemistry at Kocaeli University.