Episode 5 - Tomi Tajakka / Remmel

Tomi Tajakka / Remmel

Tomi Tajakka / Remmel

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Tomi Tajakka (Remmel) is Finnish musician who has been touring the world with his band Steve ’N’ Seagulls for few years now. They became a viral hit with their bluegrass versions of hard rock songs, including AC/DC’s Thunderstruck (over 43 million views!)

We had a great Skype conversation as he was in Finland, and me in Los Angeles.

I have known Tomi since we were kids, and we are from the same town Iisalmi, Finland. I talk with Tomi about his journey, and I also try to find out what it feels like touring the world, and if he's living the dream.

Their band page:

stevenseagulls.com

Thunderstruck / Steve ’N’ Seagulls:

youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc

Episode 4 - Miro Laiho (in Finnish)

Miro Laiho

Miro Laiho

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Miro Laiho is a Finnish film producer who runs his own production company Time Films.

He also has a movie trailer music company Epic North, which has made tunes to some big Hollywood blockbuster trailers.

Miro talks about his path which has led this far, and how he’s pretty much still doing the same stuff he did as a kid.

I recorded this episode in Los Angeles, as Miro was visiting here for two weeks.

Interesting insights about life, and how trailer music business works!

 

Miro’s companies:

http://www.timefilms.fi

https://www.epicnorthmusic.com

 

This episode will be in Finnish.

Yeah!

Episode 3 - Joni Koivuniemi (in Finnish)

Joni Koivuniemi

Joni Koivuniemi

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Joni is an anarchistic Finnish comedian who has also received success with his web videos. Currently he's producing his second feature film and raising a baby. 

Joni talks about comedy, life, and his road to getting his film made.

This is a swapcast, so it's also available as Joni's podcast Savuna ilmaan.

 

http://savunailmaan.libsyn.com/jakso-71

http://jonikoivuniemi.fi/

 

This episode will be in Finnish.

Boom!

Episode 2 - David Deery

David Deery

David Deery

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David! This episode will be in English.

I'm talking with an American comedian David Deery. David opens up about The Comedy Store, Louis CK and about making it in Hollywood. 

I met David few years ago back in Finland, where he was performing in Comedy Finland event. I also opened for him there. I was impressed with his comedy already then. I thought he had a clear point of view, and I was wondering why he didn't have his own TV show in America yet. In this episode I'm trying to find that out.

Lately I have been running into David in the Los Angeles comedy scene, and I wanted to hear his thoughts. This is a great episode if you want to know how the real life of an LA comedian is.

mfdaviddeery.com

Rock!

Episode 1 - Jaakko Manninen (in Finnish)

Jaakko Manninen

Jaakko Manninen

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This is the first podcast I have ever done, welcome! 

Jaakko is my neighbour in Hollywood and a big inspiration to me. He has worked in music and film pretty much all his life. Mainly directing and producing, but also performing. He has worked with Backstreet Boys, Kylie Minogue and Shaggy to name a few.

Jaakko is one of the hardest working people I know, and I wanted to find out how he made it this far. So we decided to have a little evening chat and few beers after working on a music video.

This episode will be in Finnish.

Enjoy!