Aki Sirkesalo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aki Sirkesalo
Birth name Aki Pekka Antero Sirkesalo
Born (1962-07-25)July 25, 1962
Toijala, Finland
Died December 26, 2004(2004-12-26) (aged 42)
Khao Lak, Thailand
Genres Funk, soul, rock, pop
Occupations Singer, musician, songwriter, broadcaster
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1984–2004
Labels Sony Music Entertainment
Associated acts Sami Saari

Aki Pekka Antero Sirkesalo (July 25, 1962 – December 26, 2004) was a Finnish singer and broadcaster.

Career[edit]

Sirkesalo started his public career in 1984 as an announcer in the Finnish Broadcasting Company radio show Rockradio. In 1986 he formed a band called Giddyups and later a successful a cappella group Veeti and the Velvets. Sirkesalo released his first solo album Mielenrauhaa in 1995. He went on to make four more solo albums, the latest of which, Sanasta miestä, was released posthumously in February 2005. Sirkesalo also hosted music-related TV shows for the Finnish Broadcasting Company.[1]

Death[edit]

Sirkesalo and his family (wife Johanna, 38, son Sampo, 8, and daughter Saana, 4) drowned after being struck by the tsunami during their vacation in Khao Lak, Thailand in 2004.[2] Their bodies have been buried in a Toijala cemetery.[3]

Solo albums[edit]

Year Title Chart
FIN
1995 Mielenrauhaa 5
1996 Aika 3
1998 Kissanelämää 5
2001 Enkeleitä onko heitä 5
2002 Halutuimmat 9
2005 Sanasta miestä 1
2006 30 unohtumatonta laulua 31
2009 The Essential Aki Sirkesalo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mattila, Ilkka. "Muistot – Aki Sirkesalo". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  2. ^ http://heavenslie.com/My%20Obits/Aki%20Sirkesalo.htm
  3. ^ Rantalainen, Tiia. "Aki Sirkesalon vanhemmat: "Oman lapsen kuolemaa ei voi unohtaa koskaan"". Iltalehti. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 

External links[edit]