Mabel Matiz Biography
Fatih Karaca (31 August 1985, Mersin, Turkey) better known with his stage name Mabel Matiz, is a Turkish pop music singer-song writer. He chose his stage name from 2 different words that he is inspired by. 'Mabel' is coming from the famous Turkish novel 'Kumral Ada Mavi Tuna' written by Buket Uzuner. It is the nickname of Tuna who is one of the main characters in the book. 'Matiz' is a slag word in old Greek language and it means "drunk". Mabel Matiz defines his whole nickname as it reflects and shows his point of view about this world and life. He grew up and completed his compulsory education in Mersin. He moved to Istanbul for university education and graduated from Istanbul University, Dentistry Faculty in 2008. He briefly worked in a healthcare clinic until advancing into music career. He is LGBT right activist. He began releasing his own songs via myspace in 2008. Turkish music producer Engin Akıncı noticed his songs and offered him an album. He released his first studio album, Mabel Matiz, in 2011 with Esen Müzik label. He released his second studio album, Yaşım Çocuk, in 2013 with DMC label. He covered popular Yıldız Tilbe song "Aşk Yok Olmaktır" in this album. He contributed in Aysel Gürel tribute album, Aysel'in, in June 2013 by performing Sezen Aksu cover "Sultan Süleyman".