مهدی یراحی (متولد ۲۳ آبان ۱۳۶۰ در اهواز) خواننده، آهنگساز، تنظیم کننده و نوازنده پیانو، کیبورد و گیتار ایرانی است.
Mehdi Yarrahi was born in Ahvaz on Aban 23,1360.He got interested in music composition between the ages od 10 and 13
while participating in Quran reading contects,during which time he was attracted to the inner music of verses and the words inside the Quran.
Later,he spent his years at guidance school as he made off and on attempts,honest attempts,at entering the world of music.Passing a period of theoretical studies inder the suprvision of Ali Kasraee,who was his only music teacher,was a beginning for him to pursue his interest more intently.
He has also learned to playe the guitar and the piano completely experimentally,and is now very good with them.
in 1379 he decides to permanently move to the capital city,the year in which he creates the album "Hejrat".later on,on account of having strictly persisted in presenting on influential and satistactory collection of his works,and because of some problems such as not obtaining a license from the ministry of islamic culture and guidance,he never getsthe chance to appear in legally permitted music gatherings and is forever unheard-of.
Similar events occur to his nea albums in 1381 & 1383.
However his meticulousness and opinion based on respecting the audion intelligence of his audience-as opposed to the current norm-caus him to experience a more valuable style in pop; a style consisting in the value of the song and a more emotional combination of words with notes.
Eventually,in the winter of 1385 he tries to release a collection of his best works for the album "Mano Raha Kon" (Set Me Free) , an album which after three ears & in the year 1389 is completed so that we anticipate it`s production in near future.
A few words not yet said about Mehdi Yarrahi:
1.He mentions his mother as the first person who encouraged his presence in music and he also enjoyed his father`s support along the way.
2.For a better perception of the melody of composition,he`s been a foloower of simplicity.He says that melodies are heard in the crossing of the works and the personal emotions of the composer come to life.He also states he makes most of hisd melodies on the basis of the song;he sometimes recommends song writing on the bases of his melody to the songwriter.
3.As a matter that is so effective on his compositions,he mentions the song "the wall" which was presented by PinkFloyd,in particular the album and he says that he enjoyes the works od the music myth,Vangelis.He believes that Vangelis offet the music in simple but deep meaning.
4.He always pities the poor performances of some of the singers that helped them by composing and arrangement.
5.He likes the voices of Mohammadreza Shajarian,Farhad Mehrad,Ebrahim Hamedi,Dariush Eghbali,Moeen,Fereydoon Foroughi and late Hayede.He also adds the name of two of the best Arab singers,Omme kolsum and Abdol Halim Hafez.
6.With much regard to all of those who cooperated with him,he believes that the song of Roozbeh Bemaani is the sole song refrence of contemporary time of iran since the 135 Islamic Revelution and he also says that Roozbeh Bemaani is the repetition of the magneficence and position of Shaamloo in arena of songwriting.
7.Long years ago he showed interest in directing and has had consistency up to high levels of script writing.
8.Reading is a part of his inevitable activities and two of his most prefered books are those of Dr.Ali Shariati`s and Paulo Koeljo.
9.Michael Jakson,George Michael,Whitney Huston,Christana Aguilera and Sting are his favorite singer of the west and as for cinema,he admires the acting power of Al Pacino,Charlize Therin and monica Bellucci.