Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha

Live Act Worldmusic
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha - Worldmusic Live Act in Helsinki

Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha Short Info

We come from Lapland, from small towns called Salla, Inari and Rovaniemi. Our music is a specialty marinated in many soups. You may hear echoes from Balkan gypsy music, Russian romances and old Finnish humppa in our music. Our band consists of vocal, trumpet, bouzouki, accordion, double bass and drums. The songs are mainly our own compositions, with love and it´s bitter beauty as a main theme in lyrics, including other key elements of life, like mortality, the deceptive glow of memories, the swaying earthly happiness and the inexorable vanity of our ambitions. Joy and sorrow are engaged in our melodies and rhythms, just like in life itself.

Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha was established in 2009 after which we have been touring hard around Finland from very northern Lapland to Helsinki. Neither have we forgotten the foreigners. On the contrary, we have visited many times the Baltic and Scandinavian countries as well as Germany, Ukraine, Turkey and Russia! Total of 300 gigs played by the end of 2013 in 11 different countries. We have played in big festivals with thousands of listeners as well as in shabby little pubs, in culture houses, in a living room, on streets, at weddings and in clubs. And always our music has won the hearts of lovers and dancers!

We come from Lapland, from small towns called Salla, Inari and Rovaniemi. Our music is a specialty marinated in many soups. You may hear echoes from Balkan gypsy music, Russian romances and old Finnish humppa in our music. Our band consists of vocal, trumpet, bouzouki, accordion, double bass and drums. The songs are mainly our own compositions, with love and it´s bitter beauty as a main theme in lyrics, including other key elements of life, like mortality, the deceptive glow of memories, the swaying earthly happiness and the inexorable vanity of our ambitions. Joy and sorrow are engaged in our melodies and rhythms, just like in life itself...

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Past Gigs Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha

  • 10 | 2015 Budapest WOMEX - World Music Expo
  • 09 | 2015 Eura Osmantupa
  • 09 | 2015 Berlin Supamolly
  • 09 | 2015 Lena Altstadtfest Jena
  • 09 | 2015 Leipzig Noch Besser Leben
  • 09 | 2015 Copenhagen Copenhagen World Music Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Ferrara Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Milan Ferrara Buskers Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Kouvola Mulligan's
  • 08 | 2015 Helsinki Nosturi
  • 08 | 2015 Pyhä Pyhä Unplugged
  • 07 | 2015 Pyhä Pyhä Unplugged
  • 07 | 2015 Pyhä Pyhä Unplugged
  • 07 | 2015 Rovaniemi Valdemari
  • 07 | 2015 Äkäslompolo Meän Vestivaalit
  • 07 | 2015 Sodankylä Hotel Sodankylä
  • 07 | 2015 Inari PaPana
  • 07 | 2015 Helsinki Rafaellon Terassi

Discography Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha

  • 2013 Lapland-Balkan Album | Playground Music Finland
  • 2012 Yö Rovaniemellä Album | Helmi Levyt
  • 2010 Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha Album | Helmi Levyt

Media

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Origin

  • Helsinki FI

Members

  • Jaakko Laitinen singer
  • Jarkko Niemelä trumpet, bouzouki, altohorn
  • Marko Roininen accordion
  • Tuomo Kuure contrabass
  • Janne Hast drums