Jami Auvinen (Guitar), Lauri Eloranta (Vocals/Guitar), Niko Kangas (Piano/Keyboards/Saxophone), Jani Liuhanen (Organ), Olli Noroviita (Bass), Olli Krogerus (Drums)
Where In Finland Are You From?
We’re from Helsinki.
How Would You Describe Your Band For Those Who Don’t Know You?
It’s melodic rock with strong influences from soul music. We also have roots in punk music, which can be maybe heard in our music.
When Did You Form As A Group?
Over ten years ago, back in 1997. In the very beginning it was just a trio, but Jami came in pretty soon and Jani was there also hanging out with us even though he didn’t play at first. Our former van driver Niko joined the band in 2003 and Olli Noroviita (also the band’s former van driver) came to fill the hole that our previous bass player Töni Köskinen left. The band has played with various drummers and at the moment we’re enjoying the great drumming of Olli Krogerus.
What Was The Inspiration For Your Recent Album?
What Other Releases Do You Have?
Our debut album "One Night at Sirdie’s" (2005)
What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Most Recent Album?
We like all of ‘em!
Do You Have Any Gigs Coming Up?
We’re going to play two gigs and a TV show in Moscow in July and one festival gig in Trondheim, Norway. We’re preparing to record our third album.
What’s Your Favorite Type Of Venue To Play?
A sweaty club or an outdoor festival on a summer night.
If You Could Play Anywhere In The World This Week, Where Would It Be?
Do You Have A Website, Trig, MySpace, Facebook Etc.?
What Are Your Influences As A Band?
The E Street Band, The Clash, The Afghan Whigs, Rancid, The Beatles and all the great music and movies.
People Who Enjoy Your Music Tend To Like What Other Bands?
Whatever, because our audience is not just one kind, there’s people of all ages and styles.
Are You Signed To A Label?
Where Do You Think You’ll Be As A Band In 5 Years?
Hopefully somewhere forward and still kicking it!
Is There Anything Else People Should Know About Damn Seagulls?
Listen to the music and come see us live.