Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. A visit to the world of Vellamo is an enchanting, educational and unforgettable musical journey.
Pia Leinonen, originally from the arctic region of Lapland, is Vellamo’s lead singer. Her exquisite voice combines her love and vast knowledge of Finnish folk music with the western singer–songwriter tradition in a unique and beautiful way.
Joni Tiala, originally from the Finnish port of Kokkola, is a master of several stringed instruments. His background includes writing and performing for theater, progressive and alternative rock and Finnish and western folk.
Time: 25 September 2016, at 6-7pm
Venue: Finnish Church in London, 33 Albion Street, London SE16 7JG
More information: Vellamo website