Jukka Backlund

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Jukka Backlund
Jukka Backlund in studio with Sunrise Avenue's Samu Haber.jpg
Jukka Backlund in the studio with Sunrise Avenue's Samu Haber
Background information
Born (1982-12-30) December 30, 1982 (age 36)
Helsinki, Finland
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • Keyboards
  • piano
  • drums
  • vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
Years active1998-present
Associated acts

Jukka Henri Kristian Backlund (born 30 December 1982, Helsinki) is a Finnish music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Backlund was previously a member of the Finnish rock band Sunrise Avenue,[1] where he played keyboards. He is best known for producing their first 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, Backlund has worked as a bandleader and keyboardist for numerous artists since he started his professional career in 1998. In 2011, he founded the pop-fusion band DEAD SIRIUS 3000 with his brother Tapio Backlund and guitarist Petteri Sariola. In this band, Backlund plays drums.

Backlund started studying classical piano at the age of five. Later, he studied jazz and musical composition in the youth department of Sibelius Academy. His father was jazz musician Kaj Backlund.


  • 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
2003 Janina Fry - Impossible Love Producer
2003 Technicolour - Way Out Producer
2003 Laura Voutilainen - Päiväkirja Producer, Touchpad
2003 M. Heavenly - File Under: Music Producer, Keyboards
2003 Killer - Sure You Know How to Drive This Thing Producer, Keyboards
2004 Gimmel - Pisaroita ja kyyneleitä Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2004 Tommy Tabermann - Mulle kaikki heti nyt Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Programming
2004 Christian Forss - Christian Forss Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2004 Idols - Tuulet puhaltaa Producer, Mixing
2004 Kaija Koo - Viiden minuutin hiljaisuus Producer
2004 Maryland - Almond of Life Engineer
2004 Geir Rönning - Ready for the Ride Producer, Mixing, Keyboards
2004 Hanna Pakarinen - When I Become Me Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals
2005 Reetaleena - Avaimet Producer, Mixing, Keyboards
2005 Mariska - Suden hetki Guitar
2005 Antti Tuisku - Minun jouluni Producer, Mixing
2005 Hanna Pakarinen - Stronger Producer, Mixing
2006 Katri Ylander - Katri Ylander Producer, Mixing, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2006 Laura Voutilainen - Lauran päiväkirja Keyboards production
2006 Ilkka Jääskeläinen - Vuosisadan rakkaustarina Producer, Mixing, Keyboards
2006 Antti Tuisku - New York Vocal production
2006 Antti Tuisku - Rovaniemi Producer, Mixing, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums
2006 Sunrise Avenue - On the Way to Wonderland Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2007 Kristian Meurman - Ensiaskeleet Producer, Mixing, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
2007 Katri Ylander - Kaikki nämä sanat Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Guitar
2007 Kristiina Brask - Silmät sydämeen Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Guitar, Programming
2007 Boycott - Hits Back Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Guitar, Programming
2007 Ninja Sarasalo - I Don't Play Guitar Producer, Mixing, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
2008 Laura Voutilainen - Kosketa mua Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Programming
2008 Killer Aspect - How Does It Work Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2009 Sunrise Avenue - Popgasm Producer, Mixing, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
2009 Clarkkent - This is Personal Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Programming
2009 Antti Tuisku - Hengitän Producer, Recording, Mixing, Keyboards, Guitar, Drums, Programming
2010 Laura Voutilainen - Suurimmat hitit Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Programming
2010 Aikakone - Vuosisadan rakkaustarina Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Programming
2010 Sunrise Avenue - Acoustic Tour 2010 Keyboards
2010 Flamboy - Neighbour Girl Revolution Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Drums, Bass, Guitars, Programming
2011 Fireal - The Dark Side Producer, Keyboards, Programming
2011 Katri Ylander - Maailman ihanimmat Producer, Keyboards, Programming, Guitars
2011 Sunrise Avenue - Out of Style Producer, Keyboards, Programming, Guitars, Bass, Drums
2011 Stina Girs - Sydän edellä Keyboards
2013 Jenni Jaakkola - Siipeni Mun Producer, Keyboards, Programming
2013 Sunrise Avenue - Unholy Ground Producer, Piano, Programming
2013 DEAD SIRIUS 3000 - Get Sirius Band Member, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Producer
2015 Jukka Backlund - The Sparrow's Christmas Morning - single Solo release


  1. ^ "Sunrise Avenue und Frida Gold bei "Arena of Pop"". Boulevard Baden (in German). 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Sunrise-Avenue-On-The-Way-To-Wonderland/release/2005165
  3. ^ http://voice.fi/index.php?tmpl=blog&option=com_sbsarticle&cid=3848&cat=1&m=05&mv=Sunrise%20Avenue
  4. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Uutiset - Arkisto - Emma-voittajat 2007". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Emman historia". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d http://www.sonyatv.com/en-scan/index.php/articles/artist_writer/409
  7. ^ "European Border Breakers awards: 2009 winners". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Jukka Backlund". METELI. Retrieved 9 May 2015.

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