I know my rock credibility has suffered, but when did I become a jazz singer?

So today I have had this thought on my mind. I don’t know how it really happened, but I seem to find myself being profiled as a jazz singer. People seem to automatically categorize me as a jazz lover.
First of all I do love jazz, but I also love rock, and I often tend to listen and sing both genres, among others.. Mostly I have performed in rock bands and singing blues and soul, and not a lot of jazz at all.

But why even put people in a specific box? I have found myself experimenting and crisscrossing between different genres and not putting a label on myself. I love being able to do what ever I want and singing what my heart pleases. This is a freedom I treasure and which I want to be a base of my artistry. So yes I am a jazz singer, but I’m also a rock singer and a soul singer. I am a singer and I try to do whatever I feel compelled to do. See I love music, all kind of music.

This Saturday I’ll be performing in Jakobstad/Pietarsaari with Niko Riippa flying circus. Won’t you come and experience music with us! 19:30 at Skolparken.

Home from Lapland!

What a beautiful country we live in!

This weekend small axe had gigs in Rovaniemi and Oulu. It was such a great feeling to head up to Rovaniemi on Saturday, even though I was the driver. 🙂
The nature in Finland is so beautiful and it would have been so great to stay a little bit longer up in the north.

Small axe at Ravintola Valdemari in Rovaniemi. Photo by VeePee Salmi

Next weekend it’s time for Tärjärock, and I will drop by and play a few of my own songs with Martin Stores houseband. Saturday the 20th is the date, and the gig is at Restaurant Marinas. Several other artists will perform as well. Drop in, have a beer, and enjoy local music! I’ll be selling my cd’s there, so if you’re interested grab a hold of me after the gig.


Small axe

Hi there!

Yesterday I had the honor to sing on a bachelorette party for a beautiful bride to be. I summoned up all my courage and took my guitar with me, life’s to short to not try new things! 🙂
A big congratulation to the bride and groom with hopes of a lovely wedding and life together as man and wife.

The coming weekend is reserved for some Reggae!
My beloved Small axe will do a little tour to the north of Finland with shows in Rovaniemi and Oulu. We’re at Ravintola Valdemari on Saturday, and on Sunday you can find us at 45 Special in Oulu. Skanka!
Come on and party with us!
I will be performing at Terjärv on Saturday 20.7 with a short repertoire, and with Niko Riippa flying circus in Jakobstad/Pietarsaari on the 27.7, but more of that later.
Hope to see you at the gigs!