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Greenrose Faire plays rousing Celtic folk rock with head-bobbing, toe-tapping rock feel. The Finnish sextet meshes mandolins and violin with rock drums and bass and symphonic synths, and spikes the rollicking attitude with the slightly ominous overtones of Finnish melancholy. Greenrose Faire sounds lively and modern but still tugs at the nostalgia strings for the long-gone days of yore. (Click 'More' for full Biography)

Management: My Music Matters Management Triad
Kathy Keller, Manager
Phone: +31 (0) 6 30094688
Email: mymusicmattersmt@mail.com
Website: www.mymusicmattersmt.com

Label: Friendly Folk Records
Email: info@friendlyfolkrecords.com or kathy@friendlyfolkrecords.com
Website: www.indieplant.com/friendlyfolk
Bookings: bookings@friendlyfolkrecords.com

Greenrose Faire plays rousing Celtic folk rock with head-bobbing, toe-tapping rock feel. The Finnish sextet meshes mandolins and violin with rock drums and bass and symphonic synths, and spikes the rollicking attitude with the slightly ominous overtones of Finnish melancholy. Greenrose Faire sounds lively and modern but still tugs at the nostalgia strings for the long-gone days of yore.

The band has great fun on stage, and have played everywhere from corner pubs to concert halls, and from intimate weddings to international festivals, among others Elfia in The Netherlands (with e.g. Rapalje and Harmony Glen) and the Häme Medieval Fair seven years in a row (with e.g. Värttinä and Korpiklaani) They also host an annual two-day Medieval Folk Festival of their own in Tampere.

Songwriter Tomi Hyttinen used to play in a hard rock group with the other founding member Niilo Sirola. After a couple of years of playing together they realized both were into fantasy literature and medieval rock and decided to try making new music along those lines. “Neither of us really had done much acoustic stuff before, so we had great fun trying out different things. ‘No electric guitars’ was the only rule,” recalls Tomi. The two recorded an album’s worth of demos at Niilo’s home studio and then set out to find the other members for the band. Eventually a line-up of local musicians were found who had always liked to play this kind of music but just had not realized it yet. Things clicked into place with finding of the vocalist Salla Rimmi, with her elegant phrasing and tone clear like a bell.

The band’s debut album “Neverending Journey” was released in 2011, followed with “My Home Is Where My Heart Is” (2013) and “Feed the Flames” in 2015. What better way to celebrate ten years of success than to release a best of best compilation album, featuring the artist’s favorite tracks from their previous three albums. That is exactly what they have done with re;ease of 'Decade of Songs and Stories' (2017) which was released by their new record label, Friendly Folk Records, and features one new single, 'Cold Winds Are Rising'.

The band aims to bring the music and faires to all people in every castle and village around the world. “It has been amazing to notice the effect our music has on people. Our songs seem to have a special kind of magic,” Salla jests. “We even had to stop playing ‘Raindrops’ at outdoor gigs because it often started to rain during the song.”

Band Members:
Salla Rimmi – vocals; Hanna Heinonen – violin; Niilo Sirola – bouzouki, backing vocals;
Petri Hannuksela – keyboards; Mikko Kaipainen – bass; Tomi Hyttinen – drums and percussions, backing vocals

Management: My Music Matters Management Triad
Kathy Keller, Manager
Phone: +31 (0) 6 30094688
Email: mymusicmattersmt@mail.com
Website: www.mymusicmattersmt.com

Label: Friendly Folk Records
Email: info@friendlyfolkrecords.com or kathy@friendlyfolkrecords.com
Website: www.indieplant.com/friendlyfolk
Bookings: bookings@friendlyfolkrecords.com

Music available at all distribution networks in digital and/or cd format.
Follow on Reverb Nation at: http:/reverbnation.com/greenrosefaire

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"Aside from the fact that they are amazing musicians, and they seem to have a great talent for writing music that connects with the listeners, the one thing that I really want to point out about their performance is that they radiate fun. They enjoy their time on stage, they enjoy being together and playing together, and that shows!" http://www.celtcast.com/elfia-haarzuilens-2016/
CeltCast.com - Netherlands

“If you enjoy Celtic flavoured folk rock you will want to give Feed the Flames a listen. Rousing tempos with a flamboyant flair are mixed with slower ballads giving the album a nice balance” http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=17603
Sea of Tranquility

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