Tommy Portimo

Date of birth:


Joined Band:

Original Member


Pearl drums, Balbex sticks & Paiste cymbals

How did you become a musician?

My best friend played drums when I was 8 years old and got me excited about playing as well.

Where were you 20 years ago when Tricky Beans started off?

I was there.

Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?

Probably in my bunk on the tourbus wondering which country I’m in and what I’m still doing here ;-)

Musical inspiration:

Jörg Michael/Stratovarius, Any good music no matter from what genre.

What’s in the music folder on your phone/⁠computer/⁠other device?

Adele, Cheek, Guns’n’Roses, Devil’s Train, Johanna Kurkela and a lot of weird stuff.

What is your favorite song from each of your albums?

Ecliptica: My Land
Silence: Last drop falls
Winterheart’s Guild: Victoria’s Secret
Reckoning Night: Don’t say a word
Unia: Paid in full
The Days of Grays: Last amazing grays
Stones Grow Her Name: I have a right
Pariah’s Child: The Wolves die young

Favorite song ever to play live:

Don’t say a word

Best tour experience off-stage:

When Elias and I rented Harleys in Arizona during the 2014 US/CAN Tour.

Best country to tour in:

There’s a lot: USA, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Finland just to mention a few.

Best thing to get from fans on tour:

A positive response while being on stage.

Warm-⁠up ritual before you go on stage:

I start streching about an hour before the show, then I’ll have a small glass of red wine…and off we go.

Favorite food/⁠drink:

Hamburger, Pizza / Red wine, Beer, Coke.

Favorite movie/⁠series:

American History X / Prison Break & 24

Favorite cartoon/⁠comic:

I don’t watch cartoons anymore.

Favorite game/⁠sports:


Your kind of heaven:

What I question, am I going there ?

Your worst vice:


What you’d do with a shitload of money:

I would buy houses around the world.

Hobbies, or rather what you do on tour to pass long travel/⁠wait times:

Sleep, watching movies.

Place(s) you’d like to visit:


Wise words:

Elämä on ihmisen parasta aikaa !!

Last but not least: Is there something you need??!

VODKA !!!!