We play mainly my compositions that are influenced by Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern and various pop- and filmmusic composers. I´m excited about the gig! With me on stage: Juho Kivivuori/bass and Hanne Luostarinen/drums.
Nordic Trinity celebrates 80-year old Juhani Aaltonen by touring Finland in January 2016! Check out the dates in ´concerts´.
Final Ride and Welcome Home videos are participating in Oulu Music Video Festival competition 26.-30.8.2015. If you like, you can vote! Numbers are 212 (Welcome Home) and 213 (Final Ride). http://omvf.inertica.fi/
Celebrating Tapio Rautavaara´s life and music! Tapio Liinoja and Johanna Iivanainen vocals, Olli Ahvenlahti piano, Mikko Iivanainen guitar. See ´concerts´for updated shows.
Here is a brand new video from ´Last room´. The tune is called ´Final Ride´and it features Aija Puurtinen and Kari Aalto on vocals and Mikko Kaakkuriniemi on drums. Video is directed and shooted by Matti Knuutila.
In December we will release another video from `Last Room´. The tune is called `Final Ride´ ,featuring Mikko Kaakkuriniemi, Aija Puurtinen and Kari Aalto. Stay tuned!
Hello and welcome, my new website is finally up and running.
My debute soloalbum was released 12th of September 2014. You can order it here: www.recordshopx.com/artist/iivanainen_mikko/last_room/#cd
Check out the brandnew video! :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTFPEzTS3o
This is a theme-album that I have been working on the last three years. The music on the album is an adventurous journey to cinematic and atmospheric soundscapes with the presence of ambient and progressive influences. Also the album´s quest list is kind of adventurous: Aija Puurtinen vocals, Kari Aalto (Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät) vocals, Johanna Iivanainen vocals, Matti Kervinen voice, Mikko Kaakkuriniemi (Von Hertzen Brothers) drums, Abdissa `Mamba´Assefa percussions, Pasi Eerikäinen violin, Laura Airola violin, Mauri Kuokkanen viola, Riikka Lampinen cello.
Last Room is mostly recorded and mixed by Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen and mastered by Svante Forsbäck.
I´m very happy to be playing in Tuomas Holopainen´s ´The Life And Times Of Scrooge´ solorecord. It was released in spring 2014.
Check out the singlevideo! :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWwSVOo5K_k
Have a nice Autumn!