Biography


I was born in 1981 in Helsinki, Finland. I started playing guitar at the age of 10. From the early age I was strongly interested in music. I also play piano and drums but guitar is the most appealing instrument to me.

The early days were spent with heavy practicing and learning everything about guitar. I studied several years in pop/jazz conservatory in Helsinki and finally entered the Stadia, Polytechnics in Helsinki from where I graduated as a guitar pedagogy.

I have also always played in several bands and been the main composer in most of them. I have released about 10 albums to this day and more is to come and one them has received a gold record status in Finland.

My main influences are John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Shawn Lane, Guthrie Govan, Andy James, Rusty Cooley, Pat Metheny, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Wardingham, Jeff Loomis, Paul Gilbert and so on. Even tough these guys are mainly metal oriented players, I enjoy listening and playing everything from classical to jazz.

I mainly perform as solo artist. I have toured for example in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, China and Romania. I have performed with such legends as Steve Vai and Michael Monroe.