Deniz Tek is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter and a founding member of Australian group Radio Birdman who broke up, for the last time, after their last European tour in 2007. He has played in many of the underground rock bands of the 1970s including Australian bands The Visitors,
New Race and The Passengers but is most known for exerting his burning Detroit style guitar influence over the punk rock genre in Australia. Tek's navy codename 'Iceman' was appropriated by visiting screenwriters for a character in the hit movie Top Gun.
Tek was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He spent 1967 in Sydney, Australia with his family and was greatly attracted to the Australian landscape, moving there permanently in 1972 to commence his medical studies at The University of NSW in Randwick. Deniz Tek is a trained ER doctor and navy pilot who currently splits his time working in ER departments in hospitals in NSW, Australia (via Wikipedia)
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