Timo Räisänen

Last updated
Timo Räisänen
Timo Raisanen.jpg
Background information
Birth nameTimo Räisänen
Born (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 43)
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Rock, indie pop, pop
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Vocal
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.

Contents

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]

Discography

Albums

Singles

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lars Winnerbäck</span> Swedish singer and songwriter (born 1975)

Lars Mattias Winnerbäck is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He was born in Stockholm but spent his childhood in Vidingsjö, Linköping, where he attended Katedralskolan. He moved back to Stockholm in 1996, the same year he released his first album, Dans med svåra steg. He is now one of Sweden's most popular artists.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jakob Hellman</span> Swedish singer

Jakob Hellman is a Swedish pop singer. His debut album, ...och stora havet, released in 1989, was his only release for 32 years. He released his second album, Äntligen borta, on 8 January 2021. He is still a well-known figure in Swedish music.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Laleh (singer)</span> Musical artist

Laleh Pourkarim, known mononymously as Laleh, is an Iranian-Swedish singer-songwriter, record producer, guitarist, pianist, and record company manager. Following a short acting career, she entered the music industry in 2005 with her self-titled debut album, which peaked at number one in Sweden and went on to become that country's highest selling album of the year.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Caroline af Ugglas</span> Swedish singer, artist and chorister (born 1972)

Caroline Thérese af Ugglas Liljedahl is a Swedish singer, artist and chorister.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Salem Al Fakir</span> Musical artist

Lars Salem Al Fakir is a Swedish musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He regularly collaborates with Vincent Pontare as the songwriting and production duo Vargas and Lagola. Together, they have worked with many artists, including Avicii, Axwell & Ingrosso, Madonna, Seinabo Sey and Lady Gaga. In addition to his songwriting and production work, he releases alternative pop music as Vargas & Lagola.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Molly Sandén</span> Swedish singer and voice actress

Molly My Marianne Sandén, also known by her middle name My Marianne, is a Swedish pop singer and voice actress. As a teenager, she represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and participated in Melodifestivalen in 2009, 2012, and 2016. Her sisters Frida and Mimmi are also singers. In 2018, Sandén released her third studio album, Större. Her fourth studio album was released in early 2019, called Det bästa kanske inte hänt än.

Musikhjälpen is the Swedish version of the Dutch Serious Request radio and television campaign. The annual show is an appeal for money which each year helps a certain cause. Three radio/television personalities are locked inside a glass house for 144 hours, and they broadcast live on Swedish public service radio network Sveriges Radio and on public services television through SVT. People send text messages requesting a song, with each text costing 50, 100, 200, or 500 Swedish kronor. In later years, a Musikhjälpen-app has been used for requesting songs as well.

"Curly Sue" is a song by the Swedish rock band Takida and was the second single released from their second album, Bury the Lies. The song was released as a single on 10 October 2007. The song was co-produced by Takida and Patrik Frisk at Sidelake Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Erik Hassle</span> Swedish singer and songwriter

Kaj Erik Persson Hassle is a Swedish pop singer and songwriter. His career started in 2008 with his first single, "Hurtful", which eventually reached No. 11 in Sweden and peaked at No. 2 in Denmark. His most successful single to date, "No Words", reached the Top 10 of the Global and U.S. Spotify Viral Chart and achieved Gold certification in both Sweden and Denmark.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Andreas Weise</span> Musical artist

Andreas Georg Fredrik Weise is a Swedish singer, songwriter, TV host and entertainer.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Benjamin Ingrosso</span> Swedish singer and songwriter

Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. As a child, he appeared in the leading role in several musicals, and in 2006 he won Lilla Melodifestivalen with the song "Hej Sofia". He won the celebrity dancing TV show Let's Dance 2014, and has competed twice in Melodifestivalen in 2017 and 2018 respectively. He won in 2018 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, with the song "Dance You Off".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kitty Jutbring</span>

Anna Maria Kitty Skura Jutbring is a Swedish reality television contestant, radio and television host, singer and DJ. She became known in Sweden after being a housemate on Big Brother in 2002, and has since become a radio and television host by hosting shows on Sveriges Radio P3 and SVT. Jutbring has hosted shows like Musikhjälpen on television and Christer on radio.

Nicolas Makelberge is a Swedish artist based in Prague, Czech Republic. His work spans visual art, music and the world of interiors.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Eric Gadd</span> Swedish singer and songwriter (born 1965)

Eric Gadd is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He has released thirteen music albums since his debut in 1987 and has also participated in Melodifestivalen.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">André Pops</span>

André Pops is a Swedish television presenter and sports commentator at the Swedish television station SVT. He has presented some of Sweden's most notable sporting events and has also won awards for his achievements.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lilla Namo</span> Musical artist

Lilla Namo, artist name for Namo Marouf is a Swedish rapper.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Little Jinder</span> Musical artist

Astrid Maria Josefine Jinder, better known by her stage name Little Jinder, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and record producer.

"Bara få va mig själv" is a song by Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh, taken as the first single from her sixth studio album, Kristaller. It was written by Laleh, Gustaf Thörn, Gino Yonan, and Frank Nobel while being produced by Laleh. It was released on 6 April 2016 through Warner Music Sweden.

References

  1. "Artist Profile - Timo Räisänen". Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  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.
  4. "Coverlåten har blivit kreddig - Kultur & Nöje - www.dagbladet.se". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  5. http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/skivrecensioner/timo-raisanen-and-then-there-was-timo-1.468868 [ dead link ]
  6. "Grammisgalan 2009 - Magasin". Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  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!".

Indian