Bands

In 1979 I managed to manipulate my parents to buy me an electric organ. That was a key to the wonderful world of music and a big bunch of bands, listed below, in roughly chronological order – lots of overlap makes the chronology quite ambiguous.

1981 – 1983NightmareFirst band; at first playing organ, then changed to bass in the next incarnation of the band
1983 – 1986India Fall Rock in Finnish
1983 – 1986Le CardinalBlues, Rhythm’N’Blues, Southern Rock
1986 – 1988Southern BackyardLe Cardinal shrunk and changed names and progressively styles as well, eventually to funk/soul
1988 –LazybonezSouthern Backyard changed its name to something pronounceable (but not writable as evidenced by the numerous misspellings on gigs)
1988 –OktoplusProg-pop-rock-weird in Finnish
1990Alaston haaveProg-pop-rock-weird in Finnish, different from Oktoplus but very much out of the mainstream just as well. I was recruited to replace their deceased bass player but the band folded fairly soon.
1994 – 1995FunQTwoFunQTwo played a few funky cover gigs
1998 – 2000Riitala IndexAn attempt of playing my songs
2001 – 2003Tomo Goes Groove / Tomo Big Band Tomo Goes Groove (funk and rock with the Tomo Big Band horn section), also some gigs with the big band: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert (on guitar) and some latin stuff conducted by Carlos del Puerto (back to bass)
2002 –Intergalactic Huso Orchestra (IHO)Fusion jazz seen from the rock perspective
2003 – 2005E.N.E.Jazz standards, funk and especially latin jazz
2004 – 2005Jastam KastamOrgan rock jazz group put together for a recording project
2005 – 2014HitmenParty cover band quartet/quintet
2009 –Top3Classic rock party cover band founded to study the classic trio format
2009 –Susi hukassaMostly acoustic cover band, not so much founded but put together for a gig (and lasted quite a few of them)
201x –Jimbo’s GarageA hard rock project run by Jimbo from IHO.
201x –BossalinoJouni‘s (Oktoplus) bossa project
2018, 2022Spiders From MalmiThis incarnation of the band put together for two gigs of Bowie music, me on keys and guitar.
A new version in 2022.
2018 – 2020Moonstone Party cover trio
2019 –Fig FableI joined to complete the reborn band and soon started writing music for them as well
2020 –Nova/RiitalaDuo with Fig Fable singer Lubena Nova, founded to feast on the songs unsuitable for Fig Fable

..And a fair number of temporary one-off subbing gigs and unnamed bands aside all this. Plus a few projects that never made it to the gig or music release state.