Originally from Ankara/Turkey, Bilgehan Tuncer (Bil Gahan) has been playing the guitar for 27 years. He holds a B.M. in Guitar Performance from the world's most prestigious music college, Berklee College of Music. As a versatile session player, he has performed and recorded with plenty of today’s top acts in styles including classical, jazz, blues, rock, country and folk.
Bil started his formal training by studying with the renowned classical guitarist Ahmet Kanneci for six years. In 1997, Bil won the ZMM & Washburn Guitar Inc. National Guitar Competition in Turkey. In 1998, he won a B.E.S.T. Scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Since then, Bil has played and recorded with hundreds of professional artists. In 2001, he toured with the Turkish singer Tarkan after playing on his album “Karma.” In 2007, Bil played the guitars for the rock musical "David: The Musical" at Calderwood Pavilion in Boston. He’s also collaborated with Ozlem Tekin, Umit Sayin, Gulhan, recent Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, rock acts Stringtheory, Stained Glass Eye, Madison Rising, Dig With Caution, William Topley, Jordan Carp, Scott Damgaard, Sarah Fimm and many more. Bil can also be heard in several commercials for companies like Citibank, Ingbank and OMO, and he’s played on many soundtracks as well. In fact, you’ve probably heard Bil’s playing without knowing it was him.
In 2010, Bil Gahan moved to the New York City/ New Jersey area where he teaches and plays regularly.