Singing blues, on stage…

After years of practically singing only in karaoke – and even that only twice in the blue moon and when tipsy enough – I was fooling around and singing this Finnish blues while rehearsing for the up-coming gig with some of my co-musicians. And they went and liked it so much that in the end of the rehearsals we had decided to add the song in the set – Finnish is, after all, very exotic here and people sure seem to be very intrigued by my mother language. So there I was last night, entertaining people by singing Finnish blues on the stage. And not only singing but scatting! Who would’ve known… but it was actually quite a lot of fun, plus nobody came complaining about my mispronunciation! In your face, all the damn complainers and pronunciation police in Finland!

And of course, what happened in the bar last night one can find from Youtube tonight, so here’s the clip of the gig, stolen from Ted’s blog. First we play “All Blues” and then in the end there’s “Kaikessa Soi Blues”. The word is added in the scatting for Chris, just ’cause she cracks for it every time!

Maybe I’ll start singing in the morning showers… just in case?


Musical Sunday & Afro Blue

When I woke up this morning… I felt like someone had beaten me with a baseball stick, I was yearning for coffee -which I of course hadn’t remembered to grab from grocery store yesterday- and my head was humming. Nope, I did not have a hangover, but what I had I’d been playing music yesterday from 2PM to 9PM and apart from few breaks rather intensively so. It’s interesting how the more I develop as a musician the more I tend to put myself in when I play, both physically and mentally… and often end up feeling as if I had gone through triathlon or something.

And I love it!

That being said here’s a little recording from yesterdays Cafe International jazz jam sessions. Afro Blue is one of the first songs I learned through this jam session when I started to go and play there two years ago, and it is still one of my favorites so I am very happy I finally had my little recorder with when we played it yesterday. My solo starts somewhere around 2:00.

The Voice of the Octagon also had one helluva session yesterday, and some recordings are soon to be found from our page, too. Stay tuned!


Hei! Finally got my SoundCloud page up and running, so from now on some of my recordings can be found from here.

Here’s a little recording from yesterday’s Sunday Jazz jam sessions with Miles Ahead


And don’t forget to follow my new project with Ted M Superstar, The Voice of The Octagon, in our blog! The Voice of The Octagon is improvised elektro-jazz mixing sampling and acoustic instruments.