Mutlu at The Pinhook

The Pinhook, Durham


Mutlu is a Turkish name that means “happy”. Come get happy with Mutlu at the Pinhook!

Mutlu is a soulful, singer­songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first­generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases.

Supporting The Greats

He’s collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall’s acclaimed, award­winning TV/Internet show “Live From Daryl’s House”.

He’s also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer­songwriter Amos Lee. He toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist for Lee. He was also the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson’s acclaimed “Rain” tour! Mutlu has shared stages with the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more.

A Heritage of Rhythm and Blues

Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia’s deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old­school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona.

His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin’ It, produced by the late, great T­Bone Wolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn.

His latest release is the Caffeine & Whiskey EP which he co­produced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.


General Admission Event
Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 PM
The Pinhook
117 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701