Sam Wise – voc, Jukka Väätäinen – guitars, Sami Kurppa – keyboards, Henkka Huhtanen – bass, Tommi Kortman – drums
Where in Finland are you from?
We are from southern Finland, Kirkkonummi (30km from Helsinki)
How would you describe your band for those who don’t know you?
We are melodic and energetic pop/rock band from Finland.
When did you form as a group?
We have played together since 2007.
What was the inspiration for your recent album?
Some older bands like The Who, Verve and their synth sounds.
What other releases do you have?
We have released 2008 EP called ‘One Step From The Sun’ and a music video from song ‘Destiny’.
What is your favorite song on your most recent album?
EP’s first song: All I Wanted
Do you have any gigs coming up?
Yes we do. April 16th we play in Järvempää at the bar My Way and July 20th in Helsinki at the rock club On The Rocks.
What’s your favorite type of venue to play?
In clubs and all kind of festivals.
If you could play anywhere in the world this week, where would it be?
In the Abbey Road studios or some kind of goodwill concert.
Do you have a Website, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc?
We are in Facebook and Twitter. And the main page is www.myspace.com/sammywiseband
What are your influences as a band?
We think that some older American rock bands mixed with Swedish pop/rock would be close.
People who enjoy your music tend to like what other bands?
R.E.M, Chisu, Sunrise Avenue, Negative
Are you signed to a label?
Where do you think you’ll be as a band in 5 years?
Hopefully we have a prosperous career and few good records have been made and tons of good memories.
Is there anything else people should know about Sammywise?
Now we are pre-producing our first single and it will be out on this spring. We are using external producer in this project. We hope this will be the best and most sterling release we have done so far.