Yağmur Sarıgül

Alternative rock, Musical Artist

1979 –


Who is Yağmur Sarıgül?

Yağmur Sarıgül is a Turkish songwriter and the electric guitarist of the rock band maNga. He writes both lyrics and music.

Yağmur “yamyam” Sarıgül was born in Antalya, Turkey on August 26, 1979 but grew up, caused chaos and discovered music in Ankara. Hailing from a musical family Yagmur was accepted into "Hacettepe University State Conservatory" at the age of 10 for both classical dance and music. He chose music and so his journey began.

After studies in violin through Bilkent University Stage Arts Faculty and continued education in piano and guitar through the Conservatory, Yagmur applied to Ankara Anatolian Arts High School. It was here that the guitar became his main musical obsession.

After graduation Yagmur applied and was accepted to the Gazi University music program. During these years he played with Ankara bands “Laterna” and “6/8” then eventually envisioned, founded and created his most successful band "maNga" in 2001. He was awarded the "Best Musician" title at "Sing Your Song" music contest in 2001 where maNga finished second. The band would go on to created two hit albums and catapult to fame in Turkey. Yagmur's band was awarded "Europe's Favourite Act" at the MTV EMA's 2009 in Berlin, Germany and won second at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway for their hit song We Could Be The Same; produced by Yagmur.

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Aug 26, 1979
  • Turkey
Lived in
  • Ankara
  • Antalya

on July 23, 2013


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