With the encouragement of his saxophonist father Mümin Şallıel, Batu started his musical life by the age of nine and his professional musical journey at the age of 15. In 2010, he attended London College of Music certification programme in Turkey and graduated with a degree.

Currently, Batu Şallıel is one of the members of Mehmet Erdem’s band and Önder Focan’s “Standard A La Turc” group since 2014. In September 2015, he has formed Şallıel Bros Funbook Project with Önder Focan, and interpreting Önder Focan compositions in a funky way. Önder Focan & Şallıel Bros Funkbook album was relased in May 2016.

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