Yağmur Sarıgül

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Yağmur Sarıgül
Yagmur Sarigul Hungary.jpg
Background information
Born (1979-08-26) 26 August 1979 (age 37)
Antalya, Turkey
Genres Alternative rock, rapcore, nu metal
Occupation(s) Songwriter, musician
Instruments Piano, guitar, violin
Years active 2002-present
Labels sony music/ GRGDN
Website manga.web.tr

Yağmur Sarıgül (Turkish pronunciation: [jaːˈmuɾ saɾɯˈɟyl]; born 26 August 1979; Antalya) 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 (father plays Ney, mother plays Oud) 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 create 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.

Yagmur was Assistant Producer for maNga’s debut album maNga and second album Sehr-i Huzun. He is the sole Producer for maNga’s new acoustic album project. During concerts he uses seven string guitars and keyboards.


Own songs[edit]

maNga album

  • Açılış
  • Kal Yanımda
  • Yalan
  • Libido
  • Yalan 2
  • maNgara
  • Kapanış
  • We could be the same
  • Kandırma Kendini

Co-written songs[edit]

  • Bitti Rüya
    • Music: with Ferman Akgül
    • Lyrics: with Ferman Akgül, Özgür Can Öney, Haluk Kurosman
  • Dursun Zaman
    • Music: with maNga
  • İtildik
    • Lyrics: Ferman Akgül
    • Music: with Ferman Akgül
  • Kapkaç
    • Lyrics: with Ferman Akgül
  • Sakın Bana Söyleme
    • Lyrics: with Ferman Akgül

Cover songs[edit]

Yağmur also covered other artists' songs re-arranging the music.

  • "İz Bırakanlar Unutulmaz" in album maNga; original by Vega
  • "Raptiye Rap Rap", in the memory album Mutlaka Yavrum of Cem Karaca
  • "Beni Benimle Birak"


External links[edit]

Preceded by
with Düm Tek Tek
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as part of maNga)
Succeeded by
Yüksek Sadakat
with Live It Up