Following completion of his studies at Rotterdam Conservatory in 1998, Bora returned to Istanbul and formed the legendary group Kangroove together with Alp Ersönmez and Mert Önal. Their performance as openers for the late, great James Brown attracted much attention and from there on out they quickly started to build a passionately dedicated fanbase. While continuing his work with Kangroove, he also fronted the band Panic Attack.
After recording together in the studio with Ultra Nate, Bora pursued his solo efforts travelling between London, Hamburg and Istanbul. His first single “Sweat It Off” was a popular and criticial success, however it was never released as a result of the fact that his label Safety Records shut down. Following working with EMI Atlanta, he returned to London and opened a small studio of his own in Westbourne Park. It was there that he recorded songs with artists such as Pino Palladino, Chris Bailley, Pete Adamz and Simon Carter from Jamiriquoi.
After begining to work with Osman Kent from Songphonic Records, he began appearing at events such as in Istanbul together H2000 and Efes Pilsen One Love Festival opening for acts such as The Black Eyed Peas and The Cardigans together with his band Kangroove. He opened for world-famous soul vocalist Beverly Knight on a 30 day tour across the UK that kicked off with a date in Cardiff. He appeared on stage at the well-loved London Jazz Cafe before Jocelyn Brown.
Founding a studion in Istanbul and completing all of his compositions and arrangements in the studio, Bora appeared before 8000 spectators in Stuttgart together with Ilhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions featuring Bora and shared the stage with Roy Ayers in Istanbul. He also recently shared the stage with Estelle & Roy Ayers before 5.000 spectators in Berlin.