BAD BOYS OF REGGAE, INNER CIRCLE RETURN! (21.5.2013)
The Bad Boys of Reggae, INNER CIRCLE (JAM) will return to Finland after a three year wait, this time to play the Qstock Festival in Oulu. Inner Circle will play on the Rhythm Stage on Saturday 27th of July.
Formed in 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica, Inner Circle has had a long and prosperous career thus far. Millions of sold records and countless hits guarantee a good live show. Some of their top hits include the COPS-theme, "Bad Boys" as well as songs like "Sweat - A la la la Long", "Games People Play", "Rock You" and "Da Bomb".
LEFTÖVER CRACK PLAYS FINLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME (6.5.2013)
American punk rock band LEFTÖVER CRACK (USA) will play Finland for the first time, performing at Bar Loose on Thursday 18.07.2013 ! Tickets cost 10€ presale from Tiketti or 12€ at the door. A support band will be announced later.
Leftöver Crack is currently signed to Fat Wreck Chords for CD releases, and Alternative Tentacles for vinyl releases.Leftöver Crack's 2004 second album - Fuck World Trade (Alternative Tentacles) was banned in multiple chain-stores such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Music Land due to the album's controversial name and subject matter - as well as the front cover. The band's members have been known to have clashes with the NYPD, including September 5, 2008, when vocalist Sturgeon was arrested by police officers after throwing donuts at them—while a crowd chanted "Free fuckin' speech!"—and subsequently pointing his guitar at them as if it were a gun, while yelling "This machine kills cops!".
Thu 18.07.2013 Bar Loose, Helsinki
LEFTÖVER CRACK (USA) + supports
Tickets 10€ + handling costs from Tiketti or 12€ from the door
FESTIVAL NEWS! (29.4.2013)
IVA NOVA (RUS) and ANTERO LINDGREN have been confirmed to play Valtteri Festival on Saturday 22.6.2013.
CAPTAIN JACK (GER) and TURMION KÄTILÖT have been confirmed to play at Visulahden Juhannus on Friday 21.6.2013.
YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND TO HEADLINE FUNKY BUDDHA (23.4.2013)
American brass band, YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND will return to Finland on June 1st to headline the Funky Buddha Festival in Tampere, Finland.
The Youngblood Brass Band combines the inspiration they took from the traditional New Orleans brass band sound with influences from jazz music, improvised music, a decidedly punk ethos, and a strong hip hop component.
Youngblood Brass Band (USA)
01.06.2013 Tampere, Klubi, Funky Buddha Festival
NEW ACTS CONFIRMED FOR VALTTERI FESTIVAL (19.4.2013)
We are happy to annouce that we have confirmed the following artists for Valtteri Festival 2013, happening in the bustling city of Tampere over the 20. - 22.6.2013!
SHANTEL & BUCOVINA CLUB ORKESTAR (GER)
DJ ANDY SMITH & MC HONEYBROWN (UK)
SCANDINAVIAN MUSIC GROUP
DOOM UNIT NOW BOOKED BY NEM AGENCY (15.4.2013)
Tampere based metal band DOOM UNIT have joined Nem Agency. The band will be releasing their third album in the end of August through Warner Music. The first single off the yet un-named album, ".45" was released in November last year, with the follow up single due to be released in mid-May.
Doom Unit will kick off their Finnish tour in the beginning of September. For booking requests, contact rowan (at) nem.fi.
BAM MARGERA PLAYS TWO CLUB SHOWS IN FINLAND (4.4.2013)
World famous American skateboarder and Reality TV-star BAM MARGERA will play two club shows in Southern Finland in July/August. Bam will be touring with his band BAM MARGERA IS FUCKFACE UNSTOPPABLE.
Bam Margera first started garnering a following while shooting videos of himself and a few friends skateboarding and goofing around. This footage was released as CKY. These early videos feature many of Margera's friends, including Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Rake Yohn, Chris Raab, Brandon Novak and others. Following the CKY success, Bam was drafted into the team which would eventually become MTV's Jackass. Margera and Ryan Dunn became mainstays of the cast. Margera went on to appear in Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, and Jackass 3D. After Jackass, Margera was given his own MTV series entitled Viva La Bam, which ran for five seasons between 2003–2005. The show followed Margera and his crew as they performed various stunts and missions. The show was primarily filmed in West Chester, Pennsylvania but also visited New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Brazil, Finland, Mexico, Amsterdam and Transylvania. Following the show, in 2007, Margera was engaged and the wedding was filmed for Bam's Unholy Union as a follow-up to Viva la Bam.
Fri 26.07.2013 TAMPERE, Klubi
Tickets starting from 25€ from Tiketti, 28€ at the door if not sold out
Fri 02.08.2013 HELSINKI, Virgin Oil Co.
Tickets starting from 25€ from Tiketti, 28€ at the door if not sold out
AMARANTHE (SWE) CONFIRMED FOR KUOPIOROCK (27.3.2013)
Amaranthe (SWE) and Turmion Kätilöt have been confirmed to play Kuopiorock Festival on 02.-03.08.2013!
DR. FEELGOOD (UK) WILL VISIT TAMPERE (13.3.2013)
Pubrock legend DR. FEELGOOD (UK) will play their only summer club show in Finland at Klubi in Tampere on Friday 16th of August 2013. Dr. Feelgood is known for hits like See You Later Alligator, Roxette, Milk and Alcohol, Back in the Night, She Does It Right and Down at the Doctors.
Tampere based Finnish rock icon Pauli Hanhiniemi along with Ville Rauhala will perform as support.
Dr. Feelgood (UK) + Pauli Hanhiniemi & Ville Rauhala MAD
Fri 16.08.2013 Tampere, Klubi
Tickets starting from 28€ from Tiketti
CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR VALTTERI FESTIVAL (8.3.2013)
Valtteri Festival will be organised in Tampere over mid-summer for the first time, bringing free and interesting artists to the main square and the full festival kicking off in the evening once it starts cooling outside. We are happy to announce that the following artists have been confirmed by Nem Agency.
THE SKINTS (UK)
RED SNAPPER (UK)
ARROWS OF LOVE (UK)
BACKDOOR AGENCY IS NOW NEM AGENCY (1.3.2013)
Kuopio-based Backdoor Agency is now a part of Nem Agency and from now will be operating soley under the name of Nem Agency.
Ismo Korhonen brings with him a variety of interesting Finnish bands, including folk-metal band Korpiklaani, metal & rock Bloodred Hourglass, industrial metal band Black Light Discipline and his brand new signing Slap Betty!. Ismo's full roster can be viewed at the "Contacts" section of our page.
"I am very happy to have Ismo onboard. We have worked together on a few projects over the last year or so and it has all gone very well. Ismo is one of the hardest working Finnish agents I have come accross", states Rowan Rafferty. Ismo is happy with the move, "I am very excited to now be a part of such an established agency and I believe I can bring a lot to the table of this growing agency, along with some eastern-Finland charm!", he chuckles.
NICOLE JOINS NEM (28.2.2013)
Finnish metal band NICOLE joins Nem Agency's roster. Nicole will release a new album this coming fall, but before that they will perform at a few Finnish festivals, including Provinssirock, Nummirock and Manifest.
ONE MORNING LEFT RETURNS TO RUSSIA (25.2.2013)
Finnish post hardcore / screamo / metal quintet ONE MORNING LEFT will return to Russia for two shows in October. The band visited Russia last in 2010 playing four shows.
One Morning Left released their second album "Our Sceneration" through Spinefarm / Universal last Friday. The album can be bought physically in Finland or ordered world-wide from Levykauppa Äx or downloaded on digitally worldwide on iTunes.
Sat 12.10.2013 Relax Club, Moscow, RUS
Sun 13.10.2013 Arktica, St. Petersburg, RUS
STEEN1 ORKESTRA HITS THE ROAD (12.2.2013)
Finnish nu-metal band STEEN1 ORKESTRA hit the road in support of their debut album, which will be released on Fri 22.02.2013 to correspond with their release party at Tavastia in Helsinki.
16.2.2013 - Henry's Pub, Kuopio
22.2.2013 - Tavastia, Helsinki
28.2.2013 - Klubi, Tampere
01.3.2013 - Klubi, Turku
07.3.2013 - 45-Special, Oulu
08.3.2013 - Lutakko, Jyväskylä
09.3.2013 - Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
23.3.2013 - Carina, Kyrö
LOREEN (SWE) TO HEADLINE SAARISTO OPEN (21.1.2013)
We are happy to confirm that Swedish singer LOREEN will perform at Saaristo Open in Kaarina, Finland on June 15th!
Loreen shot to fame with her performance of "Euphoria" in the 2012 Eurovision contest, which she went on to win. The single debuted at #1 on the Finnish single charts and has since been certified Gold in Finland. Her album "Heal" has been on the Finnish album charts for 11 weeks, peaking at #6. Along with Finland, "Euphoria" charted at #1 in Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland, charting at #2 in The Netherlands and Spain while charting at #3 in the UK.