I was born in Espoo, Finland in 1987 where I was raised amongst snow, midnight suns, thousands of lakes and saunas until we moved to sunny Southern California in 1994. I was born into a family of right-brained individuals, so in both Europe and America, I was enveloped by photography, music and graphic design. Growing up self-expression and creativity were emphasized and encouraged.
"The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual life is.”
My musical inclinations emerged early learning to drum Phil Collins and ELO on my toy drum kit at the age of 4. I started to pursue music more seriously in High School, playing drums, guitar and piano in several bands. Over the years I grew to appreciate the lyrics and stories encompassed in a song and discovered my own voice as a songwriter. I started to play (solo) shows around Los Angeles and quickly found fans in Grammy award winning songwriter Jeff Silbar (Wind Beneath My Wings) and Seal’s guitarist/songwriter Gus Isidore - both who helped to shape my songwriting and challenged me artistically.
In 2013 I moved to Nashville to focus purely on my songwriting. Music City has influenced me more than I could have ever imagined, and soon after arriving, I had the opportunity to write with my some amazing songwriters, such as The Dugas and 3 Ring Circus, and to play with some of my artist heroes, such as Travis Meadows, Dylan LeBlanc and Finnish artists J. Karjalainen and Lenni-Kalle Taipale.
Over the last year, I exposed my heart and mind to new adventures, opportunities and travel experiences that have unleashed a new creative awareness of my surroundings and openness to new sounds. My new record, The Sun Is Late, encompasses these new sounds. It’s deceptively simple, sonically honest and deeply personal- essentially my heart and soul on tape. It was recorded and produced at the Village Recorder in Los Angeles by Ghian Wright (Oasis, Adele, Jessie Baylin). I am so proud of this project and cannot wait to share it in early 2016.