Marjo Leinonen & Viranomaiset
Marjo Leinonen & Viranomaiset has released two albums. The group, established in Helsinki in 2003, explores the depths of roots music.
Marjo Leinonen’s instantly recognisable voice leads this thrilling concoction whose ingredients are Sami Vettenranta’s inexhaustible playing of drums, Miika Paatelainen’s guitar skills, Mitja Tuurala’s bass experiements and Sami ‘Kanttori’ Nieminen keyboard fireworks. Leinonen’s lyrics contemplate the survival battles fought on the different areas of life. The lyrics are accompanied by Viranomaiset’s original and punkish hippie soul groove.
Rock singer Marjo Leinonen has trough her colourful career become known for her bands Balls, Huff ‘n’ Puff and Bigfeet & Lala and her multiple collaborations with other artists: Leinonen has sung on albums released by J. Karjalainen, Maija Vilkkumaa and Ismo Alanko, for instance. In 2014, Leinonen was awarded a Jemma, the special prize for blues & roots music.
Marjo Leinonen, vocals
Miikka Paatelainen, guitar
Mitja Tuurala, bass
Sami "Kanttori" Nieminen, keyboard
Sami Vettenranta, drums
Duration 1 h 10 min
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