Place of residence:
Movies, books, Disney, traveling, hiking
Coffee & cigarettes
Piano, clarinet, tenor sax & music theory in music school for 11 years. Keyboards in different groups since '93. (Dismal Silence, Nattvindens Gråt, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Sethian, For My Pain, Nightwish). Occational whoring in Timo Rautiainen & Niskalaukaus and Kotiteollisuus.
KORG OASYS, KARMA, N364, TRITON, TRINITY
Idols in music:
Vangelis, Hans Zimmer
Idols in life:
Mom `n Dad, MacGyver, Moominmamma
Tomorrow and yesterday are always equally far away, Carpe Diem.
Place you would like to go:
What makes you laugh:
First record you bought:
"Asylum" by KISS
All time top 5 albums:
Zimmer/Gerrard: Gladiaattori-soundtrack, Metallica: Black Album, The 3rd And The Mortal: Tears Laid In Earth, Pantera: Vulgar Display Of Power, Tiamat: Wildhoney
Personal highlight with Nightwish:
Writing songs for the next album.
Best Nightwish show so far:
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki
Killing time on tour:
Movies, books, interviews
Preparation for a show:
5 minutes alone.
Strangest experience on tour:
"Singing" in front of 20000 people.
Worst nightmare on stage:
Having to sing again.
Worst nightmare in general:
Losing my creativity and the people I care for.
Favorite Nightwish song:
The Poet And The Pendulum
Hans Zimmer, Vangelis, Danny Elfman, Trevor Jones, Enigma, Metallica, Pantera, Tiamat, My Dying Bride, The 3rd And The Mortal, the whole Finnish metal scene.
Lord Of The Rings, The Dark Tower saga 1-7, The Count Of Monte Cristo, Talisman, Moominbooks, Brothers Lionheart.
Thai, Mexican, Sushi.
Dances With Wolves, Braveheart, Sleepy Hollow, Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poets` Society, Dead Calm, Village, Wolf Creek, Lord Of The Rings, all the Disney classics.
Favorite TV show:
Dumbest question you have ever been asked:
"Are you Jesus 'cause you look just like him?"