J.P. Kallio

Folk
Dublin, County Dublin
2036

Hi

My name is J.P. Kallio.

I know, bit of a tongue twister.

I come from Finland, You know that country up there in the north stuck between Sweden and Russia, Country of thousand lakes that brought us Nokia, Moomins, Angry birds, Linux and quite few formula one drivers. Yes it gets cold there in winter, no we don’t have polar bears, Summers are warm, and the real Santa clause lives in the north of Finland. That’s all I have to say about that.

Back in 1996, only about a month after my 21st birthday, I moved over to Ireland and Dublin has been my home ever since. I’ve been playing guitar and writing songs since I was a little boy. I’ve been playing music full time for most of my adult life. At this point, it’s pretty much the only thing I know how to do. I’ve played in several bands over the years and at the moment I play guitar and sing in an Irish modern folk band called Sliotar and punk rock band called Boneyard bastards.

My problem is that I write more songs than the both bands put together can put out. And not all of the songs I write are suitable for neither of the bands.

So the songs that are left out I decided to put to some use. I’ll try to record them as I write them and not to over think them in the process. Maybe get some of my friends to help me as well. And I’ll be releasing them in between all the recordings of my other bands.

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