Busy weekend

I had quite a busy weekend… On Saturday I was accompanying the tenor Perttu Mathlin in the Turku Baptist Church in Turku, Finland, and on Sunday I played the piano at the local Pentecostal Sunday service here in Uusikaupunki, and later in the evening I accompanied an amateur choir at a Lutheran evening mass in[…]

Russ Taff

I attended a concert by the world-famous Christian artist Russ Taff yesterday night… He had a concert in Keuruu, Finland, with a Finnish band and Finnish background vocals. It was a quite nice concert, although there were not so many people in the audience… In recent years the Bible College of the Finnish Pentecostal movement[…]

Excerpts from a project

Hi there everybody! Just wanted to say that here’s a link to a YouTube video that has excerpts from the aforementioned Finnish gospel album for which I provided keyboard and some other instrument tracks: Enjoy! The songs are in Finnish, but you might recognize some of them.

Israel Houghton & New Breed

Yeaaah… Well, I attended a VERY interesting concert in Keuruu, Finland… The American singer and worship leader Israel Houghton and his band New Breed gave their first ever concert in Finland… What a concert! Crazy musicians and singers playing their hearts out for 3 hours almost non-stop 🙂 Wow! And all that because they want[…]

Missio Finlandia 2012

Hi there again! So much has happened during last two weeks… I’ve been accompanying the singer and evangelist Eija Merilä during a mission tour held by Dr. Chauncey Crandall and his wife Deborah Crandall from Palm Beach, Florida… Quite busy and exhausting but at the same time very rewarding two weeks, I must say… We[…]

Another gig

I had quite a work-filled weekend… On Saturday in Central Finland with the singer Eija Merilä, then on Sunday in the province of Satakunta on the west coast of Finland… there was a regional Pentecostal conference in the community of Nakkila… I was there with the tenor Perttu Mathlin… and I also accompanied later the[…]

Gig

Came home a while ago from a gig in Palokka, Jyväskylä, Finland… I accompanied the singer Eija Merilä first at a marketplace and then at a meeting at a local Pentecostal church… I was pretty tired, so I don’t dare to even think how my playing sounded. I have had some difficulties recently with my[…]

Played at an Israel-related seminar and feast

I had an Israel-related weekend… On Saturday I played piano at an Israel-related seminar in the local Lutheran congregational center. I also SANG (and will never do that again because my voice is horrible) … On Sunday I played at an Israel meeting at the local Pentecostal Church… The weekend was quite interesting. Mr. Harri[…]

Yesterday’s “gig”

I attended a meeting in the local Lutheran “church home” (Seurakuntakoti in Finnish) of Pyhämaa, a nice old little “village” 25km north… had a terrible flu, my brain was totally blocked – but still I managed to play one piece (which happened to be Amazing Grace)… The place was really nice, too bad the piano[…]

About yesterday’s concert…

So… yeah, I had a gig yesterday at the Pentecostal Church of Uurainen… I was accompanying the Finnish gospel singer Eija Merilä and playing some songs from my first album “Anthem”. The place was jammed with people, we performed quite well and people bought my album. And I believe our great God was also there.[…]