Samu Haber

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Samu Haber
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Samu Haber (2012)
Background information
Birth name Samu Aleksi Haber
Born (1976-04-02) 2 April 1976 (age 41)
Helsinki, Finland
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Associated acts Sunrise Avenue

Samu Aleksi Haber (born April 2, 1976 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish singer, songwriter, television music competition judge, entrepreneur, and the lead vocalist and frontman of pop-rock band Sunrise Avenue.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Haber established a band Sunrise in 1992 with his friend Jan Hohenthal. Hohenhthal left the band in 2002 as he wanted to focus on his solo career. In 2002 Haber changed the band name to Sunrise Avenue. Between 2002 and 2005 Haber visited 102 record companies and agents trying to find a label for Sunrise Avenue's music. The first album was made with financial help from Haber's friend Mikko Virtala, who sold his house to pay the studio costs.

Haber is an Ice Hockey fanatic and his favourite team is Helsingfors IFK. Haber played ice hockey in Espoon Kiekkoseura until the age of 14 as defence-man attending tournaments also in Canada and USA. Haber's other hobbies are kettle bell training and jogging.

Haber's band Sunrise Avenue has released three studio albums selling more than 1.000.000 copies and 1.500.000 singles worldwide. Haber is Sunrise Avenue's main song writer and he has written all the band's songs either alone or with a producer and cowriter. The last international hit Hollywood Hills Haber wrote alone.

Haber is working as co-manager for new Finnish bands and artists together with the CoMusic Management. Haber owned studio Sonic Kitchen with producers Jukka Backlund and Aku Sinivalo 2007-2010. Haber's military status is Finnish Navy Sergeant.

Haber's father's family comes from Germany, but his family has always lived in Finland.

Haber has one sister, Sanna (23.1.1978) and one brother Santtu (29.01.1989).

Haber was a judge in The Voice of Germany in 2013 and again in 2014. Haber will return in The Voice of Germany in 2016.

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