The Balkan Boys

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Leader: ALMAN89 - elena-lover
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Data creazione: 31 Ott 2009
Balkan Male Singers in this group!

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The Balkan Male Singer is "maNga"

maNga is a Turkish rap rock band. Their music is mainly a fusion of alternative rock and hip hop music, with a touch of Anatolian melodies; with electronic elements. In 2009 they both won the Best Turkish Act award from MTV Turkey and consequently the Best European Act award from MTV Networks Europe in MTV Europe Music Awards 2009. They will represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

maNga was formed in the year 2001, being named after the word for Japanese comic books, Manga. Initially, they were mostly underground, playing covers of other rock and metal bands. They came into the public spotlight after finishing runner-up at the Sing your song' music contest. This caught the attention of artist manager Hadi Elazzi (GRGDN), who immediately promoted the band to Sony Music, which resulted in their first, self-titled album being published in 2004, becoming a mass hit.

Following this, they performed at various music festivals and have worked with such famous Turkish singers as Koray Candemir (of Kargo fame), Vega and Göksel. Most of their songs are written by the group members.

The genre of their music was described by Yağmur, the author of most of the songs, as having a touch on nu-metal, rap, hip-hop and mixing these all in a "pot" with melodies of Anatolia.

maNga's duet with Göksel is included in one of the most successful (with almost a million viewers) Turkish films, Sınav (featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme). Their song Bir kadın çizeceksin was featured among the music of the FIFA 06 game.

The band is considered a headliner for several Turkish music festivals, including Saklıfest, Patlıcan, Rokofest and Rock'n Coke.

maNga took to the stage at the Wembley Arena in London, together with Tarkan on 13 April 2008, but was then cancelled because of the technical problems. They then again took to the stage in London at the O2 Academy, Islington on 4 December 2009.

On 12 January 2010 the turkish broadcaster TRT announced that MaNga will be the turkish representive at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

Members of the band:

Manga on stage at Sziget Festival, Hungary; 13. August 2006.


Full name: Ferman Akgül
Instrument: vocal
Birthdate: 25 December 1979
Ferman, who was born on 25 December 1979, in Ankara, has graduated from Gazi University Architecture department and is currently doing PhD in the Marmara University Cinema department. Ferman, who started his music career playing the guitar, had been in a variety of music groups as a soloist and appeared on stage quite a lot of times. He joined maNga at the beginning of 2002.


Full name: Yağmur Sarıgül
Instrument: Electric guitar
Birthdate: 26 August, 1979
</gallery> He was born on 26 August 1979, in Antalya. Yagmur, who has been given musical training since primary school, was trained also in piano and violin, before he started playing the guitar. Yağmur became a student of piano at Hacettepe Conservatorium, of violin at the preparational programme of Bilkent University, guitar at Ankara Anadolu Fine Arts High School and now he studies guitar at the Music Faculty of Gazi University. At the Sing Your Song music contest, where Manga finished 2nd in 2002, he was chosen „Best Assistant Musician”. He is currently a Cort endorsee.[10]


Full name: Cem Bahtiyar
Instrument: Bass guitar (Yamaha TRB-5)
Birthdate: 18 January, 1979
He was born in Denizli. He had classic guitar lessons at high school, then finished the Denizli Conservatory and became a student at Bilkent University in Ankara. Currently he also works with Göksel.


Efe Yılmaz at Sziget Festival, 2006.Full name : Efe Yılmaz
Instrument : Turntable
Birthdate: 3 October, 1979
He was born in Ankara. He started making remixes quite early, with equipment set up in his home. He studied computer technology at the University of South Florida in the USA and currently studies Business Administration at Anatolia University.

The set he uses:

Numark ttx turn table
Stanton scratch master needle
Stanton SA-12 DJ mixer
Akai MPC 2000 sampler
Motu 828 mk2 soundcars
Mac G4 power book
Pioneer EFX 500 digital effector
Custom vynl


Özgür Can Öney (in the middle), at Sziget Festival, 2006.Full name: Özgür Can Öney
Instrument: Drums (Pearl elx, Turkish Ziller)
Birthdate: 21 July, 1980
He was born in Ankara. He studies Astronomy at Ankara University and Business Administration at Anatolia University at the same time. He composed the music for several theatrical plays. In his free time he is engaged with martial arts, particularly kick-box


-maNga (2004)
-Şehr-i Hüzün (2009)


-Bir Kadın Çizeceksin [ #1 Turkey, #1 Azerbaijan,
#3 Bulgaria, #1 Romania, #12 Germany ]
- Bitti Rüya [ #1 Turkey, #1 Azerbaijan, #20 Russia ]

-Dursun Zaman (Feat Göksel) [ #1 Turkey, #1 Germany, #1 Azerbaijan, #10 Slovenia]

-Dünyanın Sonuna Doğmuşum [ #1 Turkey, #1 Poland, #1 Germany, #1 Azerbaijan, #2 Greece, #2 Bulgaria, #10 Slovenia, #20 Croatia, #30 Russia, #44 Denmark, #57 Sweden, #72 Norway, #88 Iceland ]

-Beni Benimle Bırak [ #1 Turkey, #1 Hungary, #1 Germany, #1 Azerbaijan, #1 Romania, #1 Poland, #1 Bulgaria, #2 Greece, #6 Russia, 10 Denmark, #10 Slovenia, 19 Croatia, #29 Netherlands, #30 Iceland, #70 Sweden #70 Norway]

-Cevapsız Soular [ #14 Turkey, #3 Azerbaijan, #49 Poland]

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