Ilkka Alanko

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Ilkka Alanko
Ilkka Alanko - Ilosaarirock 2011.jpg
Ilkka Alanko performing at the 2011 Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu, Finland.
Background information
Birth name Ilkka Tapani Alanko
Born (1969-11-21) November 21, 1969 (age 48)
Joensuu, Finland
Origin Joensuu, Finland
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Songwriter, singer, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1982–present
Labels EMI
Associated acts Neljä Ruusua, Neljä baritonia, Ilkka Alanko Orchestra
Website ilkkaalanko.com (in Finnish)

Ilkka Tapani Alanko (born November 21, 1969)[1] is a Finnish musician. He is a lead vocalist, co-founder, songwriter, and guitarist for the Finnish rock band Neljä Ruusua. Alanko's debut solo album Elektra was released in 2009, and it peaked at number seven on the Finnish Albums Chart.[2]

Alanko is also a founder of the eponymous ensemble Ilkka Alanko Orchestra. In 2010, the orchestra released its debut album Ruusuja, which also spawned a television documentary Ilkka Alanko Orchestra – Poplaulajan työpäivä.[3]

In 2010, Alanko won the talent show Kuorosota, the Finnish version of Clash of the Choirs, with his choir.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Alanko's older[5] siblings Ismo, Petri, and Satu are also musicians.[6]

Alanko is married to his long-time partner Tessa.[7] They have two children, born in 2005 and 2008.[8]

Discography[edit]

Neljä Ruusua[edit]

Neljä baritonia[edit]

Solo career[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Kesä meidän" (2008)
  • "Sattuu" (2009)
  • "Etsin sua" (2009)
  • "Kullanhuuhtoja" (2009)
  • "Linnunpoika" (2010)

Ilkka Alanko Orchestra[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Poplaulajan vapaapäivä" (2010)
  • "Uusi aika" (2010, feat. Irina)
  • "Elän vain kerran" (2011)
  • "2011" (2011)

Source: [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pälli, Erkki. "Ilkka Alanko". pomus.net (in Finnish). Suomen Kevyen Musiikin Museon kannatusyhdistys ry. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista - Artistit – Ilkka Alanko: Elektra" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "ILKKA ALANKO ORCHESTRA - Uusi Albumi ja Single" (in Finnish). Ratas Music Group Oy. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ilkka Alangon joukkue voitti Kuorosodan". Kaleva.fi (in Finnish). Kaleva Oy. March 21, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "21.11.1969 – Alangon muusikkosisarussarjan nuorimmainen, Ilkka, syntyy Joensuussa". Facebook (in Finnish). Omakirja Oy. November 21, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ismo Alangon äiti: "Kehotin kuuntelemaan edes toisella korvalla"". Keskisuomalainen (in Finnish). Keskisuomalainen Oy. October 13, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Jurkka, Johanna (July 28, 2012). "Tähtimuusikko jätti viinan ja lihan". Savon Sanomat (in Finnish). Savon Sanomat Oy. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  8. ^ Mäki-Kala, Linda (January 22, 2011). "Ilkka Alanko: "Olen elänyt ilman tavoitteita"". Me Naiset (in Finnish). Sanoma Magazines. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Julkaisut". Ilkkaalanko.com (in Finnish). Ratas Music Group Oy. Retrieved February 20, 2015.

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