Born on Dec 26th 1981 in Tehran, Yahya started playing Tombak at the age of 9. He played traditional music for 7 years before switching to drum set at the age of 16. He toured with many underground rock musicians in Iran and joined 127 band in 2002. He has performed in world festivals with them including Italia’s Arezzo wave and famous SXSW in Austin TX. He has also collaborated with Mohsen Namjoo on Shirin Neshat’s play “Over ruled” and on other recordings. Yahya has a bachelor of science from Azad University of Tehran in Material Science. He recently moved to the United States to pursue his education in Music. He studied advanced drum performance in New york City’s Drummers Collective School of Music and graduated in May of 2012.