Jukka Backlund

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Jukka Backlund in studio with Sunrise Avenue's Samu Haber

Jukka Henri Kristian Backlund (30 December 1982, Helsinki) is a Finnish music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Backlund is best known for producing the first Sunrise Avenue[1] album On the Way to Wonderland,[2] which is the best selling international debut from Finland.[3] Many of the songs on the album were co-written by Backlund and the lead singer Samu Haber, including the singles Fairytale Gone Bad and Forever Yours.

As a musician Jukka Backlund has worked as a bandleader and keyboardist for numerous artists since he started his professional career in the year of 1998. In 2011 he founded the band DEAD SIRIUS 3000 with his brother Tapio Backlund and guitarist Petteri Sariola. In this band Backlund plays drums.

Jukka Backlund started studying classical piano at the age of 5. Later he studied jazz and musical composition in the youth department of Sibelius Academy.

Awards[edit]

  • 2 Finnish Grammy Awards[4][5]
  • 6 NRJ Radio Awards[6]
  • European Border Breaker Award [7]
  • Eska Award [6]
  • Impala Award [6]
  • Radio Regenbogen Award [6]

Selected Discography[edit]

Jukka Backlund has contributed to these records among others:[8]

Year Album name Role
2013 DEAD SIRIUS 3000 - Get Sirius Band Member, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Producer
2013 Sunrise Avenue - Unholy Ground Producer, Piano, Programming
2013 Jenni Jaakkola - Siipeni Mun Producer, Keyboards, Programming
2011 Sunrise Avenue - Out Of Style Producer, Keyboards, Programming, Guitars, Bass, Drums
2011 Fireal - The Dark Side Producer, Keyboards, Programming
2010 Flamboy - Neighbour Girl Revolution Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Drums, Bass, Guitars, Programming
2010 Sunrise Avenue - Acoustic Tour 2010 Keyboards
2009 Clarkkent - This is Personal Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Programming
2009 Sunrise Avenue - Popgasm Producer, Mixing, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2008 Killer Aspect - How Does it Work? Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2007 Ninja - I Don't Play Guitar Producer, Mixing, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
2006 Sunrise Avenue - On the Way to Wonderland Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2004 Hanna Pakarinen - When I Become Me Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals
2004 Geir Rönning - Ready For The Ride Producer, Mixing, Keyboards
2003 Killer - Sure You Know How To Drive This Thing Producer, Keyboards
2003 M. Heavenly - File Under: Music Producer, Keyboards

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