Xmas rehearsals

J, Timo Niemistö (left), Antti Hakulinen (middle) and Juho “Mane” Kanervo  (right) just had their last rehearsal for the upcoming church tour starting on Friday. The songs found their shape’n’place on the setlist and this is something very different from any other stuff most of these guys have ever done. So, get ready Seinäjoki, Turku, Lahti, Tampere and Viiala, ’cause this is it, here we come.

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Ave Maria – Joulun Klassikot has sold over 20 000 copies in Finland which entitles a platinum status. Thank you all for the support!


Raskasta Joulua has released its third album  “Raskasta Joulua” and it has the biggest line up yet. Check out more info about the album, line up and tour from www.raskastajoulua.com. J and other guys show up in their new video, “Tulkoon Joulu”. Check it out!

DW Many people ask where J will be next, or some are surprised that he was here or there and they didn’t know. For that info check out dragonwhite.com where you can find J, AHOLA (band) and Raskasta Joulua related information. The info regarding Christmas church concerts can be found from warnermusiclive.fi.

Monet kyselevät missä Jii esiintyy seuraavaksi, tai jotkut ovat yllättyneitä että mies oli siellä tai täällä, eikä tieto ollut heitä saavuttanut. Tietoa löytyy osoitteesta dragonwhite.com, joka pitää sisällään Jiin, AHOLAn (yhtye) ja Raskasta joulua -kiertueen keikkakalenterin. Kirkkokiertuetta koskevat tiedot löytyvät osoitteesta warnermusiclive.fi.

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The rehearsals for the upcoming church concert mini tour have been going on for quite a while already, and the songs are being arranged and shaped for the special team of four. J will be accompanied by Antti Hakulinen on keyboards and Timo Niemistö on guitar. The group will be completed with a cello/bass a bit later. Some of you might already know Timo from J’s duo and band gigs. Timo and Antti also play together in a band called Anthriel, a progressive metal group. So, most of the musicians have a rock/metal backround, but when you really think about it, there’s pretty much in common with the old and grand, mostly Northern Christmas carols and the best hard rock and metal songs that can be very majestic. This one will be something special for the musicians and the audience.

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Warner Music Live and J have teamed up for a special Chirstmas concert tour this year. J’s album Ave Maria – Joulun klassikot sold almost platinum (and hopefully does this year!) and this mini tour is a natural follow-up the to success of the album. J will be accompanied by  Timo Niemistö (guitar) and Antti Hakulinen (keyboards) among others.

The dates and churches are as follows:

Pe 29.11.
Seinäjoki, Lakeuden risti
La 30.11.
  Turku, Mikaelin kirkko
Ke 4.12.
     Lahti, Ristin kirkko
To 5.12.
Tampere, Aleksanterin kirkko
Su 8.12.
       Akaa, Viialan kirkko

You can get your ticket from LIPPUPALVELU.

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J & Finnish navy & airforce (+ Kainuu’s military orchestra) combine their powers again!
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JOENSUU
LAHTI
OULU
KUOPIO
KUHMO
KAJAANI
Aug 23 2013

AHOLA in the studio!

AHOLA is recording a new album. Here’s a little vid for ya!

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Raskasta Joulua-group keeps getting larger and larger. Here’s almost the whole posse, only Ilja Jalkanen is missing. The newest face in the crowd is Antti Railio, the Voice Of Finland 2013. The official upcoming music video is now shot and so are the promo pics. But…enough of the Xmas for this time. I’m sure we’re all going to have lots of it when the time comes. (Pic: Jenny Rostain)

AHOLA-photoshoot

New AHOLA-album is finally in the making. The band had a photo shoot in Turku this week with Samuli Karala behind the camera. The drumming session follows next week in Tampere @ Headline Studio with Jani Viitanen behind the knobs and J. as a producer. The rehearsal schedule appeared to be very tight in the end, since some new songs followed up at the last hour. But hey, the guys like the challenge and the fact that not everything is strictly planned ahead.