Samu Haber

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Samu Haber
Samu Haber (2012)
Samu Haber (2012)
Background information
Birth nameSamu Aleksi Haber
Born (1976-04-02) 2 April 1976 (age 45)
Helsinki, Finland
Associated actsSunrise Avenue

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

Haber established a band Sunrise in 1992 with his friend Jan Hohenthal. Hohenthal 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 2,000,000 copies and 2,000,000 singles worldwide. Haber is Sunrise Avenue's main songwriter 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 is from Germany, but his family has always lived in Finland.

Haber has one sister, Sanna (23 January 1978) and one brother Santtu (29 January 1989).

In 2020, Haber teamed up with Rea Garvey for a duo coaching team on The Voice of Germany, he won the season, but was also a solo coach in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.


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