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. 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. 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. Things clicked into place with finding the enchanting vocalist Salla Rimmi.
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. 'Decade of Songs and Stories' (2017) released was by Friendly Folk Records, and features one new single, 'Cold Winds Are Rising'. The highly anticipated new album, "Riders In The Night" released June 1, 2018; preceded by the single, 'Never Walk Alone' April/2018 via Friendly Folk Records. Bringing music and fairies to people in every castle and village around the world. Read the full Press Release for 'Riders in the Night' HERE! (In addition to their established decade of tours throughout Scandanavia and Estonia, Greenrose Faire have performed at Elfia Festival, Netherlands since 2013. Plans are in the works to bring this band to more stages in Europe and UK, beginning with Fantasy Forest Festival, in UK Summer/2019. To keep up with dates and shows follow us on social media.
Salla Rimmi – vocals;
Hanna Heinonen – violin;
Niilo Sirola – bouzouki, backing vocals;
Petri Hannuksela – keyboards;
Mikko Kaipainen – bass;
Tomi Hyttinen – drums and percussions, backing vocals