It is time for the monthly live video at youtube.com/petterisariola. This is the 9th instalment and it's a humorous song/story about how and why Petteri plays the guitar. The clip was shot at Petteri's concert in South-Korea.
The month of July has arrived and it's time to for a new live video. This one features a special guest, Trace Bundy (USA). Petteri and Trace shot this video at one of their Finland concerts back in October 2015 at Poppari club in Jyväskylä.
The video series just keeps on going and now it's time for the 7th clip. The performance was at Kihveli Soikoon Festival in Finland. They celebrated their 20th anniversary and as a theme they invited the most memorable acts of past years, and Petteri was one of them.
The live video series continues! The 4th video is from Petteri's concert in Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Germany. The gig was in November 2014 and it was actually the very first concert which started his live recording routine.
The live video series continues! The 3rd video is from the sold out show at Tampere Guitar Festival 2015 in Finland. The song is a bitter sweet vocal ballad, "Last Summer", from his second album "Phases".
The second live video is now online! The concert was at Savoy Theater in Helsinki where Petteri played an opening set as Andy McKee's special guest. During McKee's set they performed his famous piece "Ebon Coast" as a duet.
2.12. THE NEW LIVE VIDEO SERIES BEGINS & THE TABS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Petteri has been recording his energetic concerts for a year now and almost 50 performances have been documented. Now he has started to release the material on his YouTube channel. There will be altogether 12 videos, one video per month for one year. Also, the long-awaited official TABs are finally available. Click here to go to the online shop at Guitarist-Tabs.com!
Petteri is honoured to open two sold out concerts for the legendary singer-songwriter and grammy-nominated artist Tori Amos (USA). The concerts are held at one of Helsinki's prime concert halls, Finlandia Talo, which can hold 1700 people per night. Critically acclaimed Tori Amos has sold over 12 million records worldwide and has been regarded as one of the best live acts in the world by Rolling Stone magazine. There are just a few tickets left, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
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2.4. NEW VIDEO & TOUR UPDATE
Petteri's arrangement of Kotaro Oshio's "You Are The Hero" is now on CandyRat Records' YouTube channel. He's also touring heavily across Europe and Asia this year, check out the latest updates in the GIGS -section!
This week has been quite incredible. We had a big family reunion and we got together to perform our grandparent's "Mörrimöykyn Suvi" -children's opera. The concert was in a traditional Finnish setting at Rutalahti's Letkaliiteri. The story was inspired by and based around this area. We had no expectations and it was a wonderful surprise that we ended up having a full house, 3 generations of people enjoying the stories of Mörrimöykky. There was so much laughter and tears, remembering our grandparents and watching our youngest generation singing and dancing through Marjatta & Martti Pokela's songs, just like we grown ups did when we were just kids. History can repeat and reenact itself in the most beautiful way. This was truly something special and we will remember this for the rest of our lives. Kiitos.
Photos by Hannu Ikonen & Olavi Louhivuori
This live clip kicks off a new video series at Radio Rock's website - every week a new live song throughout this summer!
I selected very special stuff for this session: I've never either filmed these arrangements, or performed them anywhere publicly before :)
Pompin tovi sitten Radio Rockille ja kuvasimme sarjan live-videoita. Ensimmäisenä käsittelyyn pääsi kaikille tuttu biisi: "Mies, Jolle Ei Koskaan Tapahdu Mitään" (J. Karjalainen). http://www.radiorock.fi/#!/post/57736537bb1dd803002d4882
Tämän biisin esittäminen oli hyvin jännittävä kokemus! Reissaan paljon ulkomailla ja siksi käytännössä kaikki biisini ovat englanniksi. Tämä oli vasta toinen suomenkielinen kappale, jonka olen ikinä esittänyt soolona :)
"Hi! I'm Petteri and I don't know what chord this is, but I do know racism is just plain stupid. Come celebrate these facts at TAVASTIA-klubi this WED with me and other amazing acts like Tuomari Nurmio Mira Luoti & Pelle Miljoona. Big up Rock Against Racism Finland!"
more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/944722282313369/
Before and after the vacation begins. The first photo is from a few days ago, had to do a couple of long nightshifts at the studio and... well, the lower one is my current situation: I'M OUTTA HERE, SEE YOU IN 2 WEEKS! :)
Hey Germany! Danke schön for an amazing weekend. Here's a pic from Cuntz Guitars' 10th anniversary Gitarrenzauber -event! Were you there? I was trying to be serious but Mike Dawes totally ruined it 😂
Stay tuned for a new live video... tomorrow!
We made an epic version of Coldplay's new hit "Adventure of a Lifetime" at Mimixstudio with my brother Jyri on the drums and Tomas Höglund Official on the lead vocals. Much fun was had, enjoy! ;)
Ultra HD: https://youtu.be/hBeKpkHpWfM
Let's do some jazzy things for a change! This is #ManhattanSnapshot by Laurence Juber. It's probably the first #fingerstyle tune I ever learned back in high school. Have a good week!
Hey if you dig guitars and you're in #Helsinki, go to On the Rocks' "Guitars On The Rocks" -event. It just started, there's Ruokangas Guitars & Mr. Fastfinger and more... :)
Photo by Juha Ruokangas