Music has been very important to me since childhood. I’m the smallest in our family and I got a lot of inspiration from my Father, my sister and my brother. It’s funny, but my mother’s music taste has not affected me in any way. My father plays drums, and the music what I have learned to listen from him, is mostly the old blues and rock bands/artists like; Dire Straits, Kiss, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Gary Moore, B.B King, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan etc. From my brother I found Metallica and AC / DC. From my sister I haven’t got any bands or artists who had influenced me. I have learned from her, that you can play music yourself, like singing and playing guitar. She is so talented in music, and other things. I like to sing myself too and I can play the guitar a little bit. (alone when nobody can’t see and hear.)

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KISS Concert at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki on May 4, 2017

Primary school age to me greatly influenced band called Nirvana. Everyone certainly knows that band, and I really am not the only one that has been greatly affected by it.
In addition to Nirvana, major influences in Grunge were also Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. Also there was and still is very important bands for me in Gothic rock and progressive rock(Bluesrock)  Like The Sisters of mercy, Type O Negative, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Doors. And so great and talented singers were Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. I tried and I try to continue to learn Michael’s dance moves. I didn’t just listen to grunge, rock and metal. There was a time when I listened with my school friends for example rap and dance artists/bands. Women artists who I still listen and love today are; Christina Aguilera, Shakira and Anastacia.

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Depeche Mode Concert at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki on Feb 18, 2018

For me the most important things in music have always been that, Music affects me somehow, good/bad/sad whatever feelings. I also pay a lot of attention to the lyrics and what they could mean to me. And the cream on top of the cake is when all are played with real instruments and singers really know how to sing or the sound fits with the band’s music and style. (with the right instruments I mean; guitars, drums, bass, etc. And of course there may be some other instruments. I mean that I hate for example playback concert’s and Auto-tune voice.) For example. Lemmy, who knew how to sing but he was not the best in the world. Still, I couldn’t imagine anyone else singing in that band and his voice did fit perfectly for it. Rest in peace Lemmy and many others.

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Metallica: WorldWired Tour Concert at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki on May 9, 2018

There are so much good music in the world and also bad, but I don’t really want to talk about those which I think is bad, because everyone has their own opinions about things and pretty much everything. I have seen quite a lot of gigs, and the best gigs experiences and best stage shows have been: KISS, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Ghost, Rammstein, Depeche Mode, Danzig, W.A.S.P, Johnny Winter, ZZ top, System of a down, Him, Paradise Lost, Michael Monroe, Hallatar, Prodigy, Cypress Hill and Anastacia. And these are just the best gigs. Bad or mediocre gigs have been offered by Marilyn Manson, Eric Clapton and many others. Some gigs I don’t even remember,  not because I was drunk (I haven’t been drunk none gig I’ve ever seen ) but because they were not worth remembering or just simply I don’t just remember everything.

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Alice Cooper Concert at Qstock on July 29, 2017

I could talk about music more and more, and tell and list all the bands and artists and their stories. But I like to keep this text a bit shorter. Music is the thing I love and it would be sad to live without it.

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ” -Bob Marley

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