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EST. 1971
Joensuu Finland 17.–19.7.2015

Olavi Uusivirta (FIN)

Olavi Uusivirta

In the 2000s, the electronic dance music has well taken over the charts and radio waves. This has resulted in a growing concern about the state of Finnish rock music. When you listen to Olavi Uusivirta, these kinds of worries disappear in a flash. This charismatic star is at the same time a manifestation of rock and an embodiment of pop. If you don't believe it, just take a listen to his new album Ikuiset lapset and its hit single Kauneus sekoittaa mun pään. You can hear the influences of Marc Bolan and his T. Rex as well as David Bowie. The legacy of Finnish rock is there, too, in all its glory.

If you're not convinced yet, then here's the icing for the cake: the virtuoso guitarist Timo Kämäräinen from Toot Toot has recently joined Olavi's band. Get ready for a heavy dose of peace, love and rock'n'roll!


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