Timo Kojo (Born. may 9th, 1953) is Finnish rock-, soul- and funk-artist. Using his surname as artist name, Kojo made his first records as a singer for band Madame George. As the band didn't have any major success, Kojo started his solo career in 1978. LP "So Mean" from 1979 got Finnish gold record award as it sold over 25 000 copies. After album "Lucky Street" Kojo's career has been more or less downhill, and he is probably best remembered from his infamous eurovision entry "Nuku Pommiin" from year 1982, which won the Finnish semi-finals, but got zero points in finals.
The whole story began in the year 2000. It was just another alcohol-fueled Friday night, and after a while the boys (Ville and Sakke) decided that the world needs another melodic metal band. There can never be enough those around. And since they had been playing in bands practically all their lives, they felt that this should be a piece of cake. After all,how hard can it be to form a band? A rehearsal was scheduled.
There are multiple artists with this name: Apollo was formed in 1969. They released one album, Apollo (1970). Their music was occasionally heavy and the band sounds like Led Zeppelin or Procol Harum, with little bit King Crimson in it. Members have been in other Finnish progressive projects.
2) Apollo Indie Dance / Post Punk band from Ballarat, Australia. They Began mid 2009 when two kids decided to constructively channel their boredom in the form of melodic sound.
Tim has spent five years with Waterson:Carthy and has recently formed his own band. They made their debut at the Wychwood Festival and won the "Best Traditional Track" at the BBC Folk Awards in 2007.
Kiki Pau is a lovable exception in today’s music scene. The band has been labeled an over-trendy indie group from Helsinki’s Punavuori, but Kiki Pau is in fact as organic as a rock group can be in today’s world. Influenced by 1980s and ‘90s alternative rock and 1960s and ‘70s classic pop, Kiki Pau gathered a wealth of positive attention from both critics and music bloggers two years ago with their ironically named debut "Let's Rock".
Kimmo Pohjonen (b. 1964) is one of the most respected and in-demand musicians and performers in Finland. An accordionist of exceptional ability and imagination, Kimmo's musical history goes back more than twenty years in rock, folk, avant-garde, improvisation, classical, dance and theatre music projects. In 1996 he embarked on a solo career with his solo 5-row accordion project, featuring extreme and original compositions, live loops and effects, a dynamic and animated stage performance, orchestrated lights and surround sound.
Henri Hurtig AKA Cid Inc is fraying a feverish path within the electronic dance music industry. Born in Finland and raised in Sweden, he started fiddling with music tools from the early 90's. His reach towards music has been a patient quest within multiple genres until reached the House genre as a base for his productions. With way over a decade behind him as a sound engineer, Henri is well known as a person knowing his way around in the studio as a mastering / mixing professional.
Avid music lover.
Breakbeat-o-holic. Those are some of the descriptions that fit Fanu.
While living in the rather dark and cold North of Finland, he got into the jungle thing in the mid-nineties – soon after hearing some electronic music during the earlier years of the decade. Around that time, he also started experimenting with electronic music and sampling for the first time.
There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Callisto is a Finnish experimental metal band (Turku, Finland 2001-present). Trying to fit the post-metal outfit Callisto into one single category hardly does the band justice. Founded in 2001, the sextet play a timeless, downbeat yet melancholic style of music that is rich in nuances, draws from numerous sources and doesn't really have any obvious fellow creatures or points of comparisons.
There are two bands under this name: 1)A Finnish crust/hardcore punk band with dark atmosphere in lyrics and sound. Used to be called Speedapple in the late 1990's, before they changed their name to Unkind. UNKIND Discography:
s/t, mc ep on witchhunt
Who's the fucking terrorist, 7" on Fight records
split 7" with Police bastard on Fight records
Plant the seed, 10" on Fight records and Pathetique
split 7" with Sawn off on Pathetique
Mieliemme tuhkasta, 12"/cd/mc on yellow dog
Verinen ilotulitus, 7" on Fight Records