Next gigs: -Ärräpää Orchestra- Helsingör, Denmark , May24,2013 -Hesusstock--Maria with Mudville 56, Hesusstock iltaklubi---Pub Pilvenhattara, Nummela, May 26th, 2013
Seuraava keikka 21.3.2013 Mudville -Klubi (Antti Vuorenmaa& Topi Karvonen) vieraana Maria Hänninen Cafe Mascot ,4.Linja, Kallio , Helsinki "Muutaman kuukauden tauon jälkeen on taas Mudville-juurimusaklubin aika. Solistivieraana tällä kerralla mm. Pelle Miljoonan ja Dave Lindholmin orkestereissa sekä Freud, Marx, Engels & Jung-retkueessa vaikuttanut Maria Hänninen. Mukana myös DJ:t Ambivalentin Kononen & Kuraattori Paalanen. klo 21.30 aikoihin aloitellaan, ilmainen sisäänpääsy. Tervetuloa! "
THESE SONGS FROM MY NEW ALBUM "NOT ONLY BUT ALSO"- October 2009, except Driter and Holy Man--Live recording from Tavastia Jan 2009.Joe Doakes feat.Maria Hanninen, vocal
In this album:
MARIA HÄNNINEN: vocals, guitar(7 ), slide guitar( 11), bass, violin, piano, organ, drums, percussion
LUUMU KAIKKONEN: acoustic and electric guitars, male vocal( 9, 10 )
This album includes 11 tracks, half of them written and composed by Maria.
Available in stores NOW!!
Kuuntele veljeni Risto Hännisen hienoja biisejä hänen Myspace-sivultaan.Risto on laulaja-lauluntekijä, soittaa useat instrumentit itse.Suomenkielisiä julkaisemattomia mahtavia kappaleita ja tulkintoja mielestäni:)
Risto Hänninen Myspace
Check out my brother's page here in Myspace!Great new music by my younger brother Risto Hänninen www.myspace.com/ristohanninen
MARIA WITH ARRAPAA ORCHESTRA singin Howlin' Wolf's "Who Been Talkin*" at International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee Feb 1-3, 2007.New Daisy Theater, Beale Street.Video by JACK DAY
Our hard rock trio EXTRA VIRGIN live at On The Rocks, Helsinki.Guitar-Kai Järvinen, drums-Pete Lehtelä, bass and vocal Maria. March 2007.
Clip by Timo Elomaa.
Legendary Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks jamming with Ärräpää Orchestra, featuring also Maria Hänninen.
Tavastia Club, Helsinki,Finland 11th of June,2007.
Rockin' All Over The World!
- May 2, 2013 9:53 PM Keikkoja(gigs) 2013 (päivitetty 3.5.2013)
- May 9, 2012 10:43 PM Stadin Juhlaorkesteri 2012- keikat
- Mar 4, 2010 11:47 AM Blue Monday Monthly- "Cruisin' for a Bluesin" by Gary Eckhart
- Oct 29, 2009 8:38 AM Not Only But Also
- Sep 19, 2009 11:48 PM Hello people!
- Pelle Miljoona Unabomber
- Extra Virgin
- Bob Margolin
- Tommy brill
- Bright Lightning
- Seppo Alvari
- THE GRAMMERS
- John the Rootfish
- karl sinkkonen
- The Soultwisters
- Jyrki Tomminen
- Freud Marx Engels & Jung
- Frank Zappa
- Timo Kämäräinen
- lise westzynthius
- Gov't Mule
- Jon Hopkins
- Eternal Erection
- Erja Lyytinen
- Timo Pratskin
- Hanoi Rocks
- Baby Woodrose
- Trash Gallery
- jussi kinnunen
- Disc Jockey Rolex
- The BellRays
- Delaurenti Photography
- Lacu Lahtinen
- Hessu Haaksiluoto
I'm a Finnish singer/songwriter-musician living in Helsinki.
I was born and raised at the countryside of Finland.
Our family moved around the Savonia area several times, my father, a forest engineer, had to move frequently due to his job...
Rautalampi, Nilsiä, Enonkoski, Rantasalmi; all those little villages I lived in my youth.
At an early age I had I happened to hear the sounds of piano coming from our neighbour; my friend there had a piano and I just loved it .
So I was able to have my first piano lessons at their house. Later on we got our own piano. Even then I made my first little tunes.
When I turned nine years old I enrolled at the Savonlinna Music Institute and started playing violin there.
I was singing in the choir and participating in different musical projects while in elementary school and sometimes I performed on violin.
In the beginning I was horrified; I really didn't like performing in front of the audience. At one point I actually swore that I'd never become any kind of musician, I'd rather become a gym teacher… well, here we are :))!
At the age of 15 I got my first guitar, a little nylon string acoustic. I had always sang a lot, I liked it and made my little songs.
I have three brothers who all have good voices; we used to sing in harmony during long car trips.
When I was 17 I finally drummed up the courage to sing one of my own songs in front of an audience at one art happening. It was a great relief to be able to do so despite the terrible nervousness I encountered when I had to be on stage.
I had a chance to travel the world at the age of seventeen. I spent a year as an exchange student in London, Ohio. While there my English greatly improved.
While there I sang in the school choir and performed in a talent show.
I loved to be able to listen to all those music channels on the radio..in the US they had sooo many of them, in Finland just couple of channels with very little to choose from at that time.
When I returned back to Finland there was a choir in our high school for which I had the chance to sing a solo part in a Christmas show.
One guy from our school, who had his own band, heard me singing and asked if I wanted to join their band FARGON.
So that's how I got into my first rock band, we made our own songs and even had one self published single that was selling in local stores .
We were so proud!
After my graduation I moved to Helsinki to study pop music.
At that time there was only one school for music in Finland, Oulunkylä Pop-Jazz Institute. I studied pop-singing and theory for three years and also played some drums, sustaining myself by working in a bakery shop and a restaurant at the same time.
I also joined a band from Porvoo, about 30 miles from Helsinki. I travelled there about three times a week to practice. We performed our own material and made some demo tapes.
We sent our demo tape to EMI Finland and soon a guy from EMI called and said he liked the tape and wanted to meet me! I just about choked on the bun I was eating in the back room of the bakery shop!
So we met and he showed me some songs written by a guy named Twiggy Oliver. That is how my career started, I made my first solo album, MARIA DOLORES, at that time.
I was never very comfortable in the shoes of "Maria Dolores"; that didn't last long but it allowed me to get my voice heard. They played my music on the national radio quite a lot and some shows on TV ,too.
That kind of opened the door to the world of the Finnish music "business."
So all this has been leading to where I am now...
Throughout the years I've been co-operating with many Finnish and international artists, touring with them, singing and playing on their records; some artists are Michael Monroe, Dave Lindholm,Pelle Miljoona, Jukka Tolonen, Havana Black, Hector, Mannhai,Liisa Akimof,Gösta Sundqvist etc.(see DISCOGRAPHY below).
I have written a couple of solo albums in Finnish and English with my band EXTRA VIRGIN, I've been a featured artist for many bands too.
I might not be very known to the general public but I think this is the best way for me... to be able to work with many different people for different occasions and projects.
Dave Lindholm in English 2006
MY BANDS (active) AT THE MOMENT (2010):
-MARIA HÄNNINEN DUO (with Ilkka Kaikkonen on guitar)- lead vocal, acoustic guitar, violin
-MARIA HÄNNINEN EXPERIMENT (Olli Siikanen guit&voc,Lexa Lemmetyinen drs, Maria bass,vocal)
-HÄNNISONS (activated when needed) - Maria lead vocal, Risto Hänninen Rhodes&lead vocal, Pertti Hänninen guitar&lead vocal, Ville Hänninen drs, Risto Piutunen bass
I also play a lot with different groups , for example ROCK'N' ROLL WOMEN(MAria Hänninen, Erja Lyytinen, Maya Paakkari), ARRAPAA ORCHESTRA(Ärräpää whit Umlaut),occasional visits at PELLE MILJOONA
My new album has just come out, check out "NOT ONLY BUT ALSO".More information about that record elsewhere on these pages.
check out also:
Maria's home pages ::: These pages are in Finnish
EXTRA VIRGIN ::: Check Out EXTRA VIRGIN in Myspace!!!
EXTRA VIRGIN ::: OUR GREAT HARD-ROCKIN' TRIO!!!
- solo MARIA DOLORES (Twiggy Oliver..s songs)
- JUSSI KETTU "Tuli rautatie"
- LIISA AKIMOF & AKIMOWSKAJA SISTERS & BROS "Alkava Pimeä vuodenaika"
- EEKI MANTERE "Synnyin kiertämään"
- 22 PISTEPIRKKO "The Kings of Hong Kong"
- FREUD, MARX, ENGELS & JUNG "Jokainen hakee juomansa itse"
- HECTOR "Varjot ja lakanat"
- FME&J "Takamehtien mekatähtiä"
- FREUD, MARX, ENGELS & JUNG "Siunattu Hulluus"
- PEPE AHLQVIST & HARP
- RIKI SORSA "Roomanpunaista"
- ESA ELORANTA "Kipinä"
- TUMPPI VARONEN "Kuuma rakkaus"
- MAAN HILJAISET "Tähän on tultu"
- Single: JUNNU VAINIO "Kaiken yllä aarnikotka liitää"
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2011 (coming out)
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Helsinki
- Orientation: Straight
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Children: Proud parent
- Occupation: singer/songwriter-musician
London High School
1981 to 1982
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Professional
- Major: Exchange student
- Clubs: choir,volleyball,track'n'field