Date of birth: 21.10.1978
Joined band: At the end of 2002…I think…
Equipment: My live setup is built around the Korg Kronos, I also use the Clavia Nord C1 and Korg SV-1 when possible. In the studio I use whatever I can get my hands on. On Talviyö a Hammond C-3, Roland Integra-7 and some ios software stuff were used as well.
How did you become a musician? I don’t remember not being able to play, so it’s been with me since I was a toddler. Actually I do remember not being able to play on occasion but that’s a different story…
Where were you 20 years ago when Tricky Beans started off? Playing progressive metal with my other band Silent Voices, and yeah we’re still together…thanks for asking 😉
Where do you see yourself 20 years from now? Rocking out, hopefully. I really don’t worry about the past or the future…right here and now is all that matters.
Musical inspiration: Deep Purple, Metallica, Dream Theater, Frank Zappa
…the list could go on for days. Life also gives me a lot of inspiration.
What’s in the music folder on your phone/computer/other device Metallica, Toto, Lana del Rey, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Opeth, Jimi Hendrix…you get the picture, I’m too lazy to list everything.
What is your favorite song from each of your albums?
Ecliptica: Destruction Preventer
Silence: The Power of One
Winterheart’s Guild: The Ruins of my life
Reckoning Night: Don’t say a word
Unia: It won’t fade
The Days of Grays: As if the world wasn’t ending
Stones Grow Her Name: Somewhere close to you
Pariah’s Child: Larger than Life
The Ninth Hour: WPBO part 2
Favorite song ever to play live: Any song we haven’t played before or in while….
Best tour experience off-stage: We’ve had the chance to visit some amazing places… I think those are the greatest things that happen off-stage, when you get to see something you haven’t seen before.
Best country to tour in: Anywhere where people show up and go yeah !! Of course new places are always on the top of the list when it comes to, where I would prefare to go.
Best thing to get from fans on tour: The support we get when people show up at the concerts and enjoy themselves is the best thing to get on tour. Of course we enjoy it when people go out of their way to figure out some funny gifts as long as their not too big to take back home.
Warm-up ritual before you go on stage: Take a piss and get your groove on!!
Favorite food/drink: Pasta / Whisky & White Wine… I would so much like to change this anwer but these just happens to be my favourites since years so what can I do ?
Favorite movie/series: At the moment I’m watching Happy! on Netflix, with movies there are too many to mention.
Favorite cartoon/comic: Whatever my kids want to watch, I’m not a cartoon kinda dude but I go the extra mile sometimes.
Favorite game/sports: EA sports NHL series on Playstation / Hockey, mostly NHL, soccer on occasion.
Your kind of heaven: I don’t think it’s a place, it’s more like a state of mind, hence it can be anywhere.
Your worst vice: Since I quit smoking, it’ll have to be drinking…
What you’d do with a shitload of money: Pay off the house, buy stuff for people around me…maybe travel some and get myself some more keyboards 😉
Hobbies, or rather what you do on tour to pass long travel/wait times:
I try to read or watch something…or browse for new keyboards online.
Place(s) you’d like to visit: Iceland, Alaska, South-Africa, South-Korea, Thailand, Vietnam…basically anywhere I haven’t been….oh and Hawaii of course, that would be awesome.
Wise words: Sports ! Shred !
Last but not least: Is there something you need??! Sleep, somehow there’s never enough sleep in my life…I’m having too much fun to find the time for that.