Kerkko Koskinen

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Kerkko Koskinen
Birth name Kerkko Klemetti Koskinen
Born (1973-01-07) 7 January 1973 (age 44)
Espoo, Finland
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi
Origin Finland
Genres Pop
Years active 2012-present
Labels Johanna Kustannus Records
Members Manna (vocals)
Vuokko Hovatta (vocals)
Maija Vilkkumaa (vocals)
Kerkko Koskinen (piano)
Past members Paula Vesala (vocals)

Kerkko Klemetti Koskinen (born 7 January 1973 in Espoo)[1] is a Finnish musician. Koskinen was the founding member and lead figure of the retired band Ultra Bra. He composed nearly all of Ultra Bra's songs and was the band's pianist. His most well-known solo songs are Rakkaus viiltää ("Love Cuts") and Sateentekijä ("Rainmaker").

Koskinen has worked as a talent scout for BMG and composed music for the Finnish films Upswing and Young Gods. He also composed songs for Vuokko Hovatta's solo album Lempieläimiä, one of which was a Eurovision Song Contest candidate called Virginia. Furthermore, Koskinen wrote the song Uuden ajan kynnyksellä ("At the Threshold of a New Time") in memory of the murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya.

Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi[edit]

In 2012, Koskinen formed Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi, a supergroup made up of Kerkko Koskinen on piano with a number of well-known vocalists, namely Manna (real name Mariam Jäntti), Vuokko Hovatta, Maija Vilkkumaa and Paula Vesala. The group released a debut successful album Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi that topped the Finnish Albums Chart. Vesala soon left afterwards. The follow up album by the groupis titled 2 and was released in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Koskinen was married to Anni Sinnemäki from 1996 to 2001. From 2004 to 2008, he was married to actress and singer Pihla Viitala.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Solo albums
Year Album Peak chart positions
FIN
[2]
2002 Rakkaus viiltää 5
2005 Lolita 3
2007 Agatha 8
2009 Yhteinen sävel - Ei aika mennyt koskaan enää palaa 15
Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi
Year Album Peak chart positions
FIN
[3]
2012 Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi 1
2014 2 2

Singles[edit]

  • 2002: "Mayday" (Peaked in FIN: #6)
  • 2002: "Sateentekijä"
  • 2002: "Rakkaus viiltää" / "Neiti Nokkonen"
  • 2005: "Tätä miestä ei ruoste raiskaa" / "Kukurukukukuu"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuka kukin on 2007, Otava 2006
  2. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Kerkko Koskinen". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 

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