I've recently discovered the origin of Movember and I really want to support it. Raising awereness and talking about men's health are very important. I wondered how I could support it and so I set myself a "Movember challenge". I will post a video each week of November with a new original song fresh from the writer's oven.
Here's the first of the 4 songs that I'm going to create during this month. My inspiration: MEN.
I met up with my dear friend Michaela Keifor an empowering autumn photoshoot. Many thanks to Mirka Kleemola for lending me the beautiful dress. I was actually shooting "Two Ancient Apple Trees" music video in it a few days back and I loved the dress so much that I asked Michaela to take a few pictures of me in it - and that's how this beautiful photoshoot came about :-) Read more and check out all the pictures - maybe you'll book a photosession of your own! ;-) more
I was invited to sing a ballad together with a Finnish metal band The Lidocaine. The song is called "Too Late To Escape" and it will be released next spring. Check out the pictures to see what I look like when I'm singing some darker music :-) more
Yet another video in the making :) I want to accomplish as much as I can this autumn because in the beginning of the next year I will not be in Finland. I got together with the amazing dancer and choreographer Silvia Verges to create a dance piece to my song Two Ancient Apple Trees. more
I have a new band and we've been playing together for a few months now and we just did a nice studio live recording yesterday. This is a little teaser of the preparations:
We met up at Helsinki Music Centre, which is a really interesting place to play at. If someone is visiting Helsinki as a tourist at the moment, don't miss this venue. It is architectonically remarkable and somehow "clinical" and you feel like taking a trip to the future. more
Another music video in the making. We're creating them in advance because we don't want to have snow in them and you know how the Finnish winter gets ;-) This time the song we were shooting for was "You Fade". I haven't played it live that many times, but I will this Friday at my gig in Arkadia International Bookshop. Be there, 6 pm :-) more
What a nice way to spend my Friday evening. I wish every Friday was like that :-) Playing as the opening act for Eva&Manu proved to be a success. I played for roughly 100 people <3 and together we created a great atmosphere. My favourite part was of course the impro, this time called "Angry Precious Spoon".
Check out more impressions and photos in the article. more
Playing @ Kanneltalo tonight, 7pm, hooray! I had a nice month break: a bit of holiday and a lot of composing. I'll perform at least one new song tonight. I will be the opening act of the night and Eva&Manu take the main stage at 8pm. Don't miss it! more
My second album will be released most likely next year, so here is a bit of new music, a home made demo 'Lejla'. It is a custom song composed for a little girl in order to welcome her into this crazy world :-)