Synth player Emre Turkmen was born in 3 June 1988. in the Netherlands and lived in Turkey before moving to the UK at the age of 11. He is actually Turkish. His real name is Resul Emre Turkmen. He has a brother who's also a songwriter. He plays synthesizers, keyboards, beats, samples, sampling, sequencers, laptop and acoustic guitar. He is a pun (also probably a meme) enthusiast.
The band’s driest wit, Emre is a bespectacled former architect who was involved in the construction of Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex stadium. He quit his job with KSS Group, decided to give music a real go...
Years & Years are a British electronica trio founded in London. The group consists of frontman and keyboardist Olly Alexander, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player Emre Turkmen. Their music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and '90s house elements, with Flying Lotus, Diplo, Radiohead and Jai Paul being their core influences.
* The band formed in 2010, after Goldsworthy moved to London from Australia and met Turkmen online.Shortly afterwards, Alexander joined the band as lead vocalist after Goldsworthy heard him singing in the shower.
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