|Birth name||Toomas Vanem|
|Born||8 June 1965|
|Genres||Jazz, Progressive rock, Rock|
|Associated acts||Radar, Dialog, Linnu Tee, Shower, Limited Edition|
Toomas Vanem (born 8 June 1965 in Estonia) is an Estonian guitarist and composer. He started his music career in the 1980s. He has played in multiple Estonian rock bands such as Radar, Kontakt, Linnu Tee, Shower etc. In 1987-1991 Vanem played guitar for Russian rock group Dialog. In 1995, Toomas Vanem together with his brother Ivo Vanem, composed the music for the film ’’Ma olen väsinud vihkamast’’(’’Too Tired to Hate’’).In 2014 Toomas Vanem released his first solo album I. American bass legend Stu Hamm also appears on a track here.
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the second most spoken Finnic language.
Dialog was a Soviet rock group formed in 1978 in Mykolaiv by singer, composer, arranger, keyboardist and songwriter Kim Breitburg. The band played progressive/art rock with the elements of new wave, synthpop and reggae, often resorting to the works of professional poets, like Arseny Tarkovsky, Semyon Kirsanov, Yuri Levitansky and Justinas Marcinkevičius. Dialog's live appearances featured impressive light and laser show, unique for the Soviet pop and rock scene. The first Soviet rock band to tour Europe, they performed at the 1987 MIDEM festival, representing the Soviet recording industry. In 1991 Dialog disbanded. Briefly Breitburg used the moniker Gruppa Dialog for a totally different band which he formed with brothers Konstantin and Valery Meladze.
Dagö is a folk rock band from Tallinn, Estonia.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves is an Estonian politician who served as the fourth President of Estonia from 2006 until 2016. Ilves worked as a diplomat and journalist, and he was the leader of the Social Democratic Party in the 1990s. He served in the government as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 1998 and again from 1999 to 2002. Later, he was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2006. He was elected as President of Estonia by an electoral college on 23 September 2006 and his term as President began on 9 October 2006. He was reelected by Parliament in 2011.
Toomas Savi is an Estonian politician and in 2004-2009 was a Member of the European Parliament for the Estonian Reform Party, part of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party.
Andrus Ansip is an Estonian politician, the current European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission, in office since 2014. Previously, he was Prime Minister of Estonia from 2005 to 2014 and chairman of the liberal Estonian Reform Party from 2004 to 2014.
Toomas Kivisild, is an Estonian geneticist. He graduated with Ph.D. from University of Tartu in 2000 and is currently University Reader in Human Evolutionary Genetics at Cambridge University, Division of Biological Anthropology, as well as a senior researcher at the Estonian Biocentre. His research focuses mainly on the evolution of the human species as seen through population genetics. He coauthored the second edition of the textbook Human Evolutionary Genetics (2013).
Ruja was one of the foremost Estonian rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s. The name of the band comes from a neologism "ruja", for science fiction, though there are people who believe that "ruja" is actually made up of the first letters of the band's important members. The band released their first and self-titled album in 1979. Many of the original melodies of Ruja were composed by Rein Rannap.
Estonian Americans are Americans who are of Estonian ancestry, mainly descendants of people who left Estonia before and especially during World War II. According to the 2013 American Community Survey, there were over 27,000 Americans of full or partial Estonian descent, up from 26,762 in 1990.
Old Thomas is one of the symbols and guardians of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. A weather vane, the figure of an old warrior called Old Thomas was put on top of the spire of Tallinn Town Hall in 1530.
Toomas Kallaste is a former Estonian professional footballer.
Tõnu Tõniste is a retired sailor from Estonia, who competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988. He won a silver and a bronze medal in the men's 470 class, for the Soviet Union and for Estonia. He did so with his twin brother Toomas Tõniste. Now he is sailing in team Lenny in Melges 24 class.
Toomas Tõniste is an Estonian sailor, politician, and the current Minister of Finance.
Toomas Kukk is an Estonian botanist.
The Volunteer of the Year is a national award in Estonia for volunteer work, established in 2005.
The Estonian Cup, also known as the OlyBet Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual cup competition for Estonian basketball teams. It is organized by the Estonian Basketball Association.
Toomas Krõm is a former professional footballer from Estonia, playing as a forward. Born in Tallinn, he twice became topscorer of the Premier Estonian League, named Meistriliiga: in 1999 and 2000. Krõm obtained a total number of 11 caps for the Estonia national football team during his career.
I Am 13 Years Old is a 1980 play by Merle Karusoo. This is the first of a series of plays representing Karusoo's 'memory theatre' based on documentary material.
Toomas Leius is a former tennis player from Estonia who competed for the Soviet Union.
Estonian presidential elections, 2006 took place over four rounds, which were held on 28 and 29 August, and 23 September 2006. The first three rounds of the presidential election were held within the Riigikogu, which is Estonia's Parliament, as specified under electoral law. The two top candidates, Ene Ergma and Toomas Hendrik Ilves, were not elected because they did not obtain the required two-thirds of the votes in the Riigikogu.
Opalnyi Prynz was an influential. and popular Ukrainian folk-rock, Ukrainian rock band; the band which came out of musical project called Strus Mozku, or 'Brain Concussion', in English, which started in 1987 when Rostyslav Shtyn's younger brother Yuriy Shtyn relocated to Lviv, Ukraine after completing his studies at the conservatory in Rivne.
Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is a weeklong city festival, contemporary music showcase and music industry conference, held every spring in Tallinn, Estonia. It is the meeting point for Eastern, Western and Central European music and creative communities, attended by around 35,000 people and 1,000 music industry executives yearly. It has been acknowledged as an attractive tourism destination by The Guardian. and New York Times
Discogs is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases. The Discogs servers, currently hosted under the domain name discogs.com, are owned by Zink Media, Inc., and are located in Portland, Oregon, US. While the site lists releases in all genres and on all formats, it is especially known as the largest online database of electronic music releases, and of releases on vinyl media. Discogs currently contains over 10.6 million releases, by over 5.3 million artists, across over 1.1 million labels, contributed from over 443,000 contributor user accounts — with these figures constantly growing as users continually add previously unlisted releases to the site over time.