Years: 1979 , 1980 ,
1981 , 1982-84 , 1985-88 ,
1989-95 , 1996-98 , 1999-2000 ,
2001 , 2002 , 2003 ,
All starts from here…
There was a kindergarden In Naantali city and on the second floor of this
building was a training room where Hati and Keepu played together.
The boys decided to create a band that would play a music from 50's and 60's
and an instrumental guitar music. They needed two more players and they found
them from Vahto and Turku.
Suave Twisters was grounded in 1978.
Twisters from Naantali plays gentle rock"
Here is the
First gig in Naantali at UNIKEON PÄIVÄNÄ (Sleepyheads Day) 1978.
Year 1979 top
Next year they speeded up and people looked like this.
If the speed was furious in Sleepyheads Day it was also in Raisrock,
there was six bands from Raisio and Suave Twisters from Naantali on the
In the same year the composition of the band was changed. Keijo Grönroos left from
Suave Twisters to his old band, because the other members of the band
had done their military service and their excitedness were very high. He was replaced with
Kari Tammisto, who was a friend of bass player Stenu.
During this time happens a great thing. We get into Suosikki-magazine, not on the cover,
but anyhow in the magazine.
Year 1980 top
In that time we played gigs and developed new things.
At Salo gig we got to play back with Danny and Armi (very famous artists
in that time in Finland).
There were nine hours ROCK in Raisrock.
Two casettes from Raisrock, Risteysrock 1 and Risteysrock 2 were
Suave Twisters played in both casettes.
The speed is decreasing……only a few gigs in the pubs and private
Years 1982-84 top
Band was on the dock.
Suave Twisters was speeding up with a new members in the winter of 1985,
there was members Harri ”Hati” Stenroos and Kari ”Keepu” Grönblum
from the old band and
new members Kai Rinne and Mats Urvas.
Years 1989-95 top
Suave Twisters was on dock again. Members had their own projects.
POMMARI 20 VUOTTA- anniversary concert in 1996.
Suave Twisters was
gathered together again.
There was all foundation members, Keepu, Hati, Stenu ja Keijo, and a
new vocalist Reijo Kettinen.
A new Suave Twisters speeds up with this concert, but very slowly.
With a few changes of the members in 1997 Suave Twisters looks like this.
Vocal: Pauli Lahdenperä
Guitars: Mikko Lammi ja Keijo Grönroos
Bass: Risto Steenari
Drums: Harri Stenroos
In 1998 published JEEJEEJEE also known as History Of Finnish Rock (the
book is edited by Bruun, Lindfors, Luoto, Salo) mentioned us. On the page 100
there is a top 30 band names where Suave Twisters is also included with. On
the page 270 yuo can find a picture and a short story from the band.
Suave Twisters recorded their first CD in the spring of 1999.
Name of the CD was YKKÖNEN (NUMBER ONE).
Here are a few scraps after releasion of YKKÖNEN.
Year 2001 top
In that year there was two happenings over the others, Twang in Pori
and Mandshurian Emman Taikayö in Viikki-island in Tampere.
Both were instrumental guitar-music and beat-music festivals, where the
bands are invited.
TWANG 7 artist card
Year 2002 top
Beginning of the year the bass player Risto Steenari left the band and Jani ”Iksu”
Parjanen replaced him.
At the same year two collections were released, where we are in;
Guitar Mania vol.17 and TWANGY GUITARS, Silky Strings vol.5 .
We also took part in EMMA 2002, which was an instrumental guitar music happening
in Foxia-restaurant in Oulu.
Year 2003 top
Suave Twisters took part in 7. Guitar Music Festival in Nastola, in the end of
Nothing special happened in this year, we did normal gigs and so on.
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