|Birth name||Aki Pekka Antero Sirkesalo|
July 25, 1962|
|Died||December 26, 2004
Khao Lak, Thailand
|Genres||Funk, soul, rock, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, songwriter, broadcaster|
|Labels||Sony Music Entertainment|
|Associated acts||Sami Saari|
Aki Pekka Antero Sirkesalo (July 25, 1962 – December 26, 2004) was a Finnish singer and broadcaster.
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 last of which, Sanasta miestä, was released posthumously in February 2005. Sirkesalo also hosted music-related TV shows for the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
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. They lie buried in Toijala.
|2001||Enkeleitä onko heitä||5|
|2006||30 unohtumatonta laulua||31|
|2009||The Essential Aki Sirkesalo||—|
- Mattila, Ilkka. "Muistot – Aki Sirkesalo". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
- Rantalainen, Tiia. "Aki Sirkesalon vanhemmat: "Oman lapsen kuolemaa ei voi unohtaa koskaan"". Iltalehti. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
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