Timo Räisänen

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Timo Räisänen
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Background information
Birth nameTimo Räisänen
Born (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 43)
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Rock, indie pop, pop
Years active2004–present
Website timoraisanen.se

Timo Räisänen (born 25 July 1979) is a Swedish musician. He has been part of Håkan Hellström's band, and has also played in the band Her Majesty. In 2004, he started his solo career.


Räisänen was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. His mother was born in India, the daughter of an Anglo-Indian mother and a Swedish father. His father, who was raised in Brazil, had Finnish ancestry. After his parents married, they moved to Sweden. The title of his 2006 album, I'm Indian refers to his mother's ancestry. [1]

In 2007, Räisänen received the P3 Guld award, where he was named best male artist of 2007. [2]

In 2008, Räisänen received another P3 Guld award, where he was named best live artist of 2008. [3]

Räisänen frequently features songs written by other artists on the B-side of his singles. In 2008, he released an album titled ...And Then There Was Timo consisting of a handful of newly recorded covers. [4] [5]

In 2009, he sang live along with In Flames, on their song "Alias". [6] Räisänen has also made his own acoustic cover version of In Flames' "The Mirror's Truth".

Räisänen performed on the National Day of Sweden in 2009 and in the celebration LOVE Stockholm 2010 which was dedicated to Crown Princess Victoria's marriage to Prince Daniel.

In 2016 his friend Martin Schaub suggested Räisänen make a record of 70's late folk-pop artist Ted Gärdestad covers. Räisänen at first thought his friend had gone mad, but eventually made the record, to much success and he claims it made him start writing songs in Swedish. [7] The following year he released "Tro, Hat, Stöld" ( Faith, Hate, Theft), an album consisting of songs in the Swedish language. [8] Both albums resulted in large successful Swedish tours. [9]




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  2. "Alla vinnare och nominerade 2007". Sveriges Radio. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  3. "Alla P3 Guld-nominerade 2008". Sveriges Radio. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
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  7. "Ted lärde Timo att sjunga på svenska – Upsala Nya Tidning". 6 July 2018.
  8. Tro, Hat, Stöld
  9. "Timo Räisänen gör "En Timokonsert" – spelar i Göteborg och Stockholm i höst!".