TSUUMI SOUND SYSTEM
TOPMOST NORDIC FOLK
Tsuumi Sound System is one of Finland’s internationally most notable modern folk music bands. They started in the 1990's as a support band for the dance group Tsuumi with whom they continue to collaborate from time to time.
Rooted in Nordic folk traditions and innovative modern ideas, this seven-piece ensemble draws their strength from various influences. Fiona Talkington of BBC-Songlines describes them as "A dangerously addictive rollercoaster ride through Finnish folk, jazz, heart-wrenching ballad and unstoppable dance music, with a little Balkan edge" . The band is known for their intense live performances.
Over the years, Tsuumi Sound System’s shows have gained wide popularity from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean and from the UK to the USA. They have also featured a live session on BBC’s World on 3 at Maida Vale Studios in London, and received various awards for their albums.
Since 2007, the band has released four albums: Floating Letters (2013), Growing Up (2009) and Hotas (2007) were co-produced by Swedish guitar-legend Roger Tallroth from Väsen, and have received bold reviews in the folk music circuits. Blinking Light came out in 2019, and a new Live Album is scheduled for the beginning of 2022.
Twelve of TSS original songs have been re-arranged to be played together with orchestra. In this prospect, the band has collaborated with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Concerts in Bremen have been sold out.
In October 2021, the band's website was revamped, and the band is more thean ready to bring their sounds back on the road again!
Hannu Kella (Accordion) | Jani Kivelä (guitars) | Pekka Seppänen (saxophones) | Jussi Nikula (Drums, percussion) | Pilvi Jarvelä (Piano, harmonium) | Olli Tantala (Double bass) | Tero Hyväluoma (Fiddle)
'I cannot imagine them getting any more tighter or more exciting. The energy is all there, plus an excellent combination of Finnish fiddle music with a rock steady rhythm section.'
Nordic Folk, Urban Ethno Folk, Progressive Folk
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Tsuumi Sound System Ltd
Tsuumi Sound System
Lotus Festival, Arts Midwest Conference Showcase, International Accordion Festival (US); Sommer in Lesmona Festival w/ Die Deutsche Kammerphiharmonie Bremen, (DE); Shetland Folk Festival, BBC Live Sessions, LIFEM Festival (UK), Womex (GR), Tradit (NL); Nordjo, Folkalarm, North Norway, Vikedall Roots (NO), Emma Gala, Folklandia, Kaustinen, Faces, European People’s Festival, Haapavesi Folk, Korpoo Jazz, Eurovision, Helsinki Music Center, World Village Festival, Martta & Hollo Folk Fest (FI), Musiques d’à Coté, Cooksound Festival, Eurofonik (FR), Muziekpublique, Scottish W-E, Dranouter Festival, Gooikoorts Folk Festival (BE), Montelago Celtic Festival, Folkest, Touscouleurs, Itinerary Folk, Sentieri Acustici, Note di Notte, Classica & Dintorni, Castelfidardo (IT), Glatt & Verkerht (AU), Victoria Theater, Urkult, Eskiltuna, MOI Stockholm, (SE), Viljandi (EE); Odense Folk Fest, Tivoli, Global Copenhagen (DK) ; Malta World Music Festival (MA); Guinness Irish Festival (CH).