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Our new Trad album is out! And other chilly summer greetings from Finland!

Posing in our garden with Ahku - Pias moms dog who moved in with us!

Posing in our garden with Ahku – Pias moms dog who moved in with us!

Gigging, gardening, community work and tour planning is how we spend our summer here in Finland!

Sat June 28th we will play the release gig for our new Trad. album in Kahvila Saha followed by a series of concerts in different summer festivals and events like Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Täydenkuun tärskyt and Vaasa Picnic.

You can order the new (as well as the old) album from CD Baby or just drop us a line at vellamo.band(a)gmail.com and we’ll send you one! You can also listen to it on Spotify Vellamo – Trad or even better – come to one of our gigs and get your copy there!

Tradkansi

So summer is here even though you would not necessarily believe it as the midsummer temperatures have been around +10 celcius (about 50 F)…  There is also a lot of gardening to do as we became proud home owners with a lovely garden!
Another project that keeps us occupied is a theatre/music show Muistojen sävel (Tone of the Memories) that we do for and in cooperation with people who live in old folks homes. The program will consist of scenes that portray the old times in Finland and songs that were/are important to people who were born in early 1900s. We will be touring in old folks homes with the program in July.

Tankar roudaus

Greetings from the sunny island of Tankar where we launched our gig summer in Finland! Here is the means we used to get our gear there – our beloved boat Hilla and an old milk carriage plus some serious human muscle!

Then we will take a little escape from the fall and start our first tour of Europe ever scheduled from late August to early October! This far we have gigs lined up in England, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Sweden –  hopefully more to come!
After the European tour we will concentrate on recording new material and hopefully we’ll have enough of that by the end of the year for a new record!

 

We are proud to give you our first music video!!!

Big news!

We are so happy to tell the world about our new music video that is directed, filmed and edited by Pasi Räsänen 2013 – enjoy!

Tässäpä on sellainen päräys että huh huh, Pasi Räsänen on onnistunut erinoimaisesti vangitsemaan palan laulun sielusta tähän videoon!

Ohjaus, kuvaus ja leikkaus/
Directed, filmed and edited by Pasi Räsänen 2013.

Vellamon ensialbumia saatavilla mm. seuraavista nettikaupoista/
Debut album available at:
http://cdon.fi/musiikki/vellamo/vella…
http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/vell…

Vellamo:
Pia Leinonen-laulu/ vocals
Joni Tiala-kitarat/ guitars

+erikoisvieras/ special guest:

Ken Anderson-basso, rummut/ bass, drums

The most awesome August ever!

Hi you all!

We bid the bittersweet farewell to our best of friends Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson aka Hungrytown after the crazy and fun Going North Tour that took us all the way from Helsinki to Tromso and back! Not only did they headline almost all of our 16 concerts but also they packed the Vellamobile, lived their life to the fullest in the backseat, took obscene amounts of pictures, worked as our tutors in the rough world of folkmusic, did the sound and shot a lot of Vellamo live performance videos!

Thousand thanks for all the great venues that had us, all those great people who showed up at the concerts and bought CD:s – You are the BEST!

Here is Oman kullan silmät, Finnish traditional tune,  for you delivered by Vellamo and the band!

Going North Tour 2013!

Hyviä uutisia:

Upea Hungrytown Amerikan Yhdysvalloista on tulossa Suomeen elokuuksi ja soitamme yhdessä useita keikkoja Going North – kiertueen tiimoilta: tulkaahan kuulemaan ihmettä ja kummaa!

Lauantai 3.8.2013 – klo 19

Kahvila Saha

Folk iltamat joissa Vellamon lisäksi esiintyy Hungrytown ja Kari Mäkinen

Sahakatu 8
Kokkola (katso kartta)

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Torstai 8.8. 2013 – klo 11-13

Vaasa Picnic

Folk – konsertti,  jossa Vellamon lisäksi esiintyy Hungrytown, Tommi Tuomala sekä Roy and the Fishermen

Vapaa pääsy

Läntinen Kasarmintori 6 65100 Vaasa Fin [katso kartta]
 
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Perjantai 9.8.2013 – klo 10:30

Kulttuuriteltta

vapaa pääsy

Urjalan tori, 31760 Urjala

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Perjantai 9.8.2013 – klo 17

Lahden Kaupunginkirjasto

Going North Tour: Folkmusiikkikonserttisarja jossa esiintyvät Vellamo ja Hungrytown

Vapaa pääsy

Kirkkokatu 31, PL 91 15141 Lahti Fin +358 (0)3-812 511 [katso kartta]
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Lauantai 10.8.2013 – klo 15:15-16:15

Linnoituksen yö

Going North Tour: Folkmusiikkikonserttisarja jossa esiintyvät Vellamo ja Hungrytown

Vapaa pääsy

Kristiinankatu 8-10 Lappeenranta 53900 Fin [kartta]

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Söndag 11.8.2013 – kl 14:00

Fornstugan

Going North Tour: Konsertserie med folkmusik-duor Vellamo och Hungrytown

Fritt inträde

Museigränd, 68820 Esse Pedersöre Fin [karta]
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Onsdag 14.8.2013 – kl 13

Tromsø bibliotek og byarkiv

Going North Tour: Konsertserie med folkmusik-duor Vellamo och Hungrytown

Fritt inträde

Grønnegata 94 9299 Tromsø Nor [karta]
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Perjantai 16.8.2013 – klo 22

Oliver’s Corner

Going North Tour: Folkmusiikkikonserttisarja jossa esiintyvät Vellamo ja Hungrytown

Vapaa pääsy

Koskikatu 9 96200 Rovaniemi Fin +358 (0)40-686 5000 [kartta]

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Lauantai 17.8.2013 – klo 22

Kilta Bar

Going North Tour: Folkmusiikkikonserttisarja jossa esiintyvät Vellamo ja Hungrytown

Vapaa pääsy

Torikatu 19 67100 Kokkola Fin +358 40 9310138 [kartta]

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Keskiviikko 21.8.2013 – klo 17:30

Kauhajoen kirjasto

Going North Tour: Folkmusiikkikonserttisarja jossa esiintyvät Vellamo ja Hungrytown

Vapaa pääsy

Hallintoaukio (Prännärintie 2), PL 501 61801 Kauhajoki Fin +358 (0)40 535 8145 [kartta]

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Torstai 22.8.2013 – klo 17:00

Kotkan pääkirjasto

Going North Tour: Folkmusiikkikonserttisarja jossa esiintyvät Vellamo ja Hungrytown

Vapaa pääsy

Kirkkokatu 24, PL 204 48101 Kotka Fin [map]
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Perjantai 23.8.2013 – klo 22

Nosturin Alakerta

Going North Tour: Folkmusiikkikonserttisarja jossa esiintyvät Vellamo ja Hungrytown

Lippu 5e

Telakkakatu 8 00150 Helsinki Fin +358 (0)445 113 016 [kartta]
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Sunnuntai 25.8.2013

Kulttuuripäivät/ Laikunlava

Vapaa pääsy

Laikunlava, puutarhakatu 1, 33100 Tampere (kartta)

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Walk-in closet recordings!

We recorded some tunes in our walk-in closet the other day (6.6.2012) and now they are out there in soundcloud for all the world to hear. Just go, listen and comment!

“Suljen”

Words and music by Pia Leinonen.
Arrangement by Vellamo.

Live home recording with few overdubs added later.

Vocals: Pia Leinonen
Guitar: Joni Tiala

“Kaipaava”

Traditional Finnish folk song.
Arrangement by Vellamo.

Live home recording with few overdubs added later.

Vocals: Pia Leinonen
Guitar: Joni Tiala

“Oman kullan silmät”

Traditional Finnish folk song.
Arrangement by Vellamo.

Live home recording with few overdubs added later.

Vocals: Pia Leinonen
Guitar: Joni Tiala

Desperados Waiting for a Train

Words and music by Guy Clark.

Live home recording with few overdubs added later.

Vocals: Pia Leinonen
Guitar: Joni Tiala

Wond’ring aloud

Words and music by Ian Anderson.

Live home recording with few overdubs added later.

Vocals: Pia Leinonen
Guitar: Joni Tiala

The website is taking it’s form!

Hi you all! Nice that you are here on vellamos website which is slowly finding it’s form. Go check some amazingly good looking photos that Sami Koski-Vähälä took last summer byt the sea in Kokkola that is Jonis home town – it takes a seriously talented photographer to make us look that good! Check the lovely bio/presentation that our friends Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson wrote. Our upcoming gigs you find here, as you can see so were are coming over to US in september and get to play some gigs with our dear friends duo: Hungrytown!