WHAT goes into naming a band? Hours of head scratching navel gazing are usually involved, helping conjure up a clever play on words, or narrow the focus down to a theme that brands the content of the musicians' attitude and output. For local rockers Brother Firetribe this was a simple task: translate the name of a Finnish former professional tennis player Veli Paloheimo.
And so, appearing on stage at Tavastia on Friday 8 August, vocalist Pekka Ansio Heino is joined by Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, Tomi Nikulainen on keyboards, Jason Flinck on bass and Kalle Torniainen on drums.
Taking their name from an in-joke is a perfect description for the band's brand of music that they describe as "tennis heavy". Having formed in 2002, the band has released three full-lengths as well as a live DVD. After debut full-length was released in 2006, it was then later re-issued under the title of Break Out.
Image: Ville Juurikkala
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