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Ärräpää Orchestra is a spicy hot Blues/Roots/Rock band directly from Finland! "Ärräpää" is an old, traditional Finnish word and emotional definition, very difficult to translate precisely. The closest direct translation would be something like "the-four-letter-word" or f-word", but with a sympathetic, non-threatening flavor. It is not a bad word itself. Ärräpää Orchestra combines Finnish melancholy with the warmth of Americana.

The Ärräpää Orchestra is
  • Petri R. [”Ärrä”] Haapio behind the keyboards and an original Sputnik accordion,
  • Mika R. Halttunen playing rhythm guitar and vocals,
  • Kari R. Siuru handling electric and acoustic bass,
  • Ismo R. Kivinen on the drums and
  • Harri R. Sakki doing solo-, rhythm- and acoustic guitars

Performing at European festivals and venues during years they have played with the great Finnish blues artists: Pepe Ahlqvist and Maria Hänninen. The mascot of Orchestra and their international logo is the Mexican traditional cuckoo (Spiritus Fortis Yukataenis), who invites you to join his adventure in a colorful and diverse musical world. More about the band in www.arrapaa.fi

Releases


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Ärräpää Orhestra: Up To My Ears With Snow (2010)
(PUUCD0001)

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Samples