Gripin first became known playing in popular bars in Istanbul. They had had a considerably huge group of fans before they even released an album. In 2004, they got their debut CD. A year later they released the first album again, this time all acoustic and live with a few new songs.
The band members are: Birol Namoğlu (vocals), Murat Başdoğan and Evren Gülçığ (guitars), Ilker Baliç (drums) and, Arda İnceoğlu (keyboard)