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06-24-2009, 12:09 AM

Şebnem Ferah (born April 12, 1972 in Yalova, Turkey) is a Turkish singer and song-writer. She was the head vocalist of the all-female hard rock band Volvox until 1994, after which she went on to pursue an illustrious solo career. Her music style varies from pop rock to hard rock though her later albums have progressively incorporated more of the hard rock sound.

Şebnem Ferah was born on 12 April 1972 in Yalova to Turkish immigrant parents from Skopje of the Republic of Macedonia. She first took solfeggio and instrument lessons from her father who was also a teacher. She grew up listening to her father's Rumelian folk songs played with bağlama, mandolin and piano.

She got her first guitar when she was in the first year in boarding at Bursa Namık Sözeri High School. She got acoustic lessons. During her second year, she hired a studio with her friends and formed the group Pegasus. The group had their first stage experience during a rock festival in Bursa, in 1987. After a while, Pegasus disbanded. In 1988 with her four friends, Şebnem formed Volvox, which was named after the microorganism named volvox they encountered in a biology lesson.In 1989 she provided the voice of Ariel for The Little Mermaid. She also reprised the role in the redub.

After graduating from high school, she attended Middle East Technical University, studying economics, and moved to Ankara with her sister. During this time, she met Özlem Tekin, who has now also become another recognized pop-rock musician in Turkey, and Özlem joined Volvox. Volvox could not do any practice for a year and a half because the members experienced a hardship with coming together, with the other members except Özlem and Şebnem living in Istanbul. In her second year at university, Şebnem changed her mind about being an economist, dropped out, and moved to Istanbul.

In Istanbul, she attended classes on English language and literature at the Istanbul University. For two years she performed in various bars with Volvox, until 1994, when Volvox disbanded.

An important change in Şebnem's musical career occurred when one of Volvox's records was featured on Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, the Turkish state television. She was noticed by Sezen Aksu and Onno Tunç, both important figures in Turkish music, and subsequently became a vocalist for Sezen Aksu.

She released her first solo album Kadın in November 1996, and has gone on to release a total of five full studio albums, the last one being Can Kırıkları, released in June 2005, which also marked her return to the hard rock genre after her previous experiments with soft rock. She is seen by many as the leading rock artist in Turkish music and one of the most admired singers in Turkey.[citation needed] In addition to composing the music and writing the lyrics of every song in her albums, she occasionally sings cover versions of work by artists of similar vocal qualities and style, like Amy Lee and Skin, on stage.

On her third album, Perdeler, she collaborated with the Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica.

Şebnem's current group consists of Buket Doran (bass guitar), Metin Türkcan (electric guitar), Aykan İlkan (drums) and Ozan Tügen (keyboard), who have been performing with her in studio and on stage since her 3rd album, Perdeler.

[edit] Discography
Year Released Album Songs
2007 7 September 2007 10 Mart 2007 İstanbul Konseri
10th of March, 2007 Istanbul Concert

01. Intro
02. Okyanus (Ocean)
03. Can Kırıkları (Pieces of Heart)
04. Çakıl Taşları (Pebbles)
05. Delgeç (Drill)
06. Ay (Moon)
07. Ben Şarkımı Söylerken (While I'm Singing My Song)
08. Babam, Oğlum (My Father, My Son)
09. Mayın Tarlası (Mine Field)
10. İyi - Kötü (Dans Pisti) (Nice - Evil [Dance Floor])
11. Sigara (Cigarette)
12. Dünya (Earth)
13. Bugün (Today)
14. Sil Baştan (Start Over)
15. Oyunun Sonu (End of the Game)
16. Yağmurlar (Rains)
17. Deli Kızım Uyan (Wake Up My Loony Girl)
18. Yeniden Doğup Gelsem (If Only I Was Born Again)
19. Ben Bir Mülteciyim (I'm a Refugee)
20. Fırtına (Storm)
21. Hoşçakal (Goodbye)
22. Vazgeçtim Dünyadan (I've Given Up On The World)
23. Bu Aşk Fazla Sana (This Love Is Too Much For You)
24. Outro
2005 21 June 2005 Can Kırıkları

Pieces of Heart

1. Okyanus (Ocean)
2. Can Kırıkları (Pieces of Heart)
3. Bir Kalp Kırıldığında (When A Heart Was Broken)
4. Delgeç (Drill)
5. Geçmişe Yolculuk (Journey to Past)
6. Ben Bir Mülteciyim (Güç) (I'm A Refugee [Power])
7. Sana Bilmediğin Bir Şey Söyleyemem (I Can't Tell You Anything That You Don't Know)
8. Çakıl Taşları (Pebbles)
9. Zaman Geçip Gidiyor (Time Goes On)
10. Hoşçakal (Goodbye)

2003 24 April 2003 Kelimeler Yetse

If Only Words Were Enough

1. İyi - Kötü (Dans Pisti) (Good - Evil [Dance Floor])
2. Babam Oğlum (My Father, My Son)
3. Ben Şarkımı Söylerken (While I'm Singing My Song)
4. Senin Adın Ne (What Is Your Name)
5. Gözlerimin Etrafındaki Çizgiler (The Rings Surrounding My Eyes)
6. Çocukken Sahip Olduğum Kırmızı Rugan Ayakkabılar (The Red Leather Shoes Which I Had When I Was A Child)
7. Mayın Tarlası (Mine Field)
8. Gözyaşlarımızın Tadı Aynı (Our Tears' Taste Are Same)
9. Daha İyi Olmaz Mıydı (Wouldn't It Be Better)
10. Her Şey İnsanlar İçin (Everything Is For People)

2001 18 October 2001 Perdeler

1. Sigara (Cigarette)
2. Aşk (Love)
3. Sil Baştan (Start Over)
4. Nereye Kadar (Until When)
5. Perdeler (Curtains)
6. Günaydın Sevgilim (Good Morning My Darling)
7. Dünya (World)
8. Saatim Çalmadan (Before My Clock Rings)
9. Korkarak Yaşıyorsan (If You Live With Fear)
10. Perdeler (featuring Apocalyptica)
11. Yemen Türküsü (Yemen Ballad) (Hidden Track)
1999 6 July 1999 Artık Kısa Cümleler Kuruyorum

I Form Short Sentences Now
1. Oyunlar (Tricks)
2. Ay (Moon)
3. Bugün (Today)
4. Kalbim (My Heart)
5. Herkes Bilsin İstedim (I Wanted Everyone To Know)
6. Oyunun Sonu (End of the Game)
7. Üvey (Step)
8. Nefessiz Kaldım (I'm Breathless)
9. Yorgun (Tired)
10. Artık Kısa Cümleler Kuruyorum (I Form Short Sentences Now)
11. Bugün (Enstrümantal) (Today [Instrumental])
1996 23 November 1996 Kadın
Woman 1. Vazgeçtim Dünyadan (I've Given Up On The World)
2. Deli Kızım Uyan (Wake Up My Loony Girl)
3. İyi Gün Dostlarım (My Nice Day Friends)
4. Bu Aşk Fazla Sana (This Love Is Too Much For You)
5. Bırak Kadının Olayım (Let Me Be Your Woman)
6. Fırtına (Storm)
7. Yağmurlar (Rains)
8. Yeniden Doğup Gelsem (If Only I Was Born Again)
9. Durma (Don't Stop)
10. Buradan Göçerken (While Departing)
11. Yağmurlar (Enstrümantal) (Rain [Instrumental])


06-24-2009, 01:44 AM
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