Band


Jaakko Koikkalainen, bass (b. 1981)
other instruments: vocals, keyboards, guitar, melodica

Has studied guitar as a main instrument. Nevertheless, handles a bunch of instruments depending on the given situation.

Hobbies: Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor by F. Chopin (op.66), musicology, dancing, karaoke, ear training exercises

Shoots: Right

Some musical interests: G.B.Pergolesi, Mike Stern, Duran Duran, Chick Corea Electric Band, Devil Doll, Pat Metheny, Dimmu Borgir, Raoul Björkenheim, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Toto, Steve Reich, Pantera, Modest Mussorgski, Infected Mushroom, Clannad

Favourite things: "Outer Limits", French augmented sixth chord

Atte Kurri, guitar (b. 1981)
other instruments: vocals, keyboards, alto recorder

Several years of guitar studies. Currently works as a part-time teacher of elementary school bands. Sings in a chamber choir in Vantaa. Plays football and is a big sports-fan.

Favourite things: live music and sport events, orgelpunkt, Battery energy drink, "Medico de Familia", Championship Manager

Some musical interests: Yes, Kate Bush, Angra, Queen, Renaissance, Kansas, Symphony X, Van der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Karl Jenkins, Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, Nikolai Rimski Korsakov, Claude Debussy,

Ilkka Piispala, drums (b.1981)
other instruments: vocals, keyboards

Started his musical studies with violin and piano, but changed to classical percussion in the age of 13. Has also sung in several choirs.

Some musical interests: Dream Theater, Symphony X, Shadow Gallery, The Flower Kings, Yes, Genesis, Pekka Pohjola, Sergei Prokofiev, Jean Sibelius, Absoluuttinen Nollapiste, Tori Amos

Favourite things: Movies, "Lost", Battery energy drink

Ilkka Saarikivi, keyboards (b. 1981)
other instruments: vocals, cello

Has studied the cello since an early age and plays the instrument on many Khatsaturjan-songs. Is a school teacher student in Helsinki university. Sings in a famous Finnish male voice choir named YL.

Some musical interests: Queen, The Beatles, Astor Piazzolla, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Coldplay, Jeff Buckley, Mew, Sigur Ros, Flaming Lips, Pink Floyd, Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Shostakovich, Einojuhani Rautavaara, J.S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninov, Antonin Dvorak, Jean Sibelius

Favourite things: Battery energy drink, Pedro Almodovar, Michel Houellebecq, Charles Bukowski