Ziya Ertekin is the alias of Blue Flamingo. A deeply rooted love for music forms the basis of everything he does in any of his appearances. In addition to being a DJ, he is also a singer and guitar player. Thanks to his musical versatility, he is not only able to fill every occasion in an appropriate way but is also able to put together a very varied routine on his own.
DJ Blue Flamingo brings an evening full show, filled with old-fashioned 78 rpm records supplemented with live music, thanks to the fact that besides being a DJ, he is also a musician: he sings, plays guitar, and banjo. So there is a right combination for every occasion, a true music encyclopedia.
Festivals are a place where people want to be surprised and discover new things. Blue Flamingo wants nothing more than to share the discoveries he has made all over the world with his audience. His very first public appearance as a DJ was at Theaterfestival de Boulevard in Den Bosch. Since then he has performed at many other festivals at home and abroad, including Lowlands, North Sea Jazz, Oerol, IFFR, the Parade, the Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Festival d’Île de France (Paris), the No Border Festival (Brest, France) and the Salzburger Jazzfestival (Austria).
With his 78-rpm set, he can create a nice, cozy atmosphere during food and theater festivals. He can accentuate jazz, blues, and world music festivals with the right historical context. With his Blue Flamingo Sound System (vinyl/digital), he takes the festival audience dancing to the full depth of his special vinyl collection.
In addition to festivals, Blue Flamingo has also lit up countless weddings and corporate events with fantastic music.