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Sir Elwoodin hiljaiset värit

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Genres  Rock
Origin  Helsinki, Finland (1988)
Years active  1988 (1988)–present
Genre  Rock music
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Past members  Pete LoikalaRiku JärvinenHansu Saarinen
Members  Juha Lehti, Junnu Saaresaho, Jussi Virtanen
Albums  Sinä iltana sataa, Kymmenen tikkua laudalla, Kaipuun vuosirenkaita, Sattuman kauppa, Varjoja - varkaita ja vanhoja v

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Sir Elwoodin hiljaiset värit is a Finnish rock band, hailing from the Helsinki suburb of Kannelmäki.


The band formed in 1988 when Juha Lehti and Juha Saaresaho got acquainted while working at the Myyrmäki Youth Centre. Including Pete Loikala, they recorded their first demo tapes. Despite publishing records and touring regularly they did not get a major success until they released the single "Viimeisellä rannalla" in 1993. They scored their biggest success in 1998 with the compilation "Varjoja, varkaita ja vanhoja valokuvia", selling more than 30,000 records (in a country of only 5 million), earning them a gold record. On 13 June 2004, the band was hit hard when Riku Järvinen, their bassist and occasional violinist, died in an accident. After having found a replacement in Järvinen's friend Puppe Luomanmäki at the tribute concert though, they decided to continue, and after releasing a second "greatest hits" compilation in 2005 the band released a new single, "Suomineito", in 2006, and a new record in 2007.

They are renowned for a distinguished style with heavy basement jazz influences. Some of their more successful songs are cover versions with adapted lyrics of well known classics ("Älä itke" ("Don't cry") is Neil Young's "Don't Cry No Tears", "Kaduilla Kallion" ("In the streets of Kallio") originates with Tom Waits as "In The Neighbourhood"), but they also feature many own songs. Their lyrics are often touched by melancholy and tell about every-day issues.

The band has yet to officially reveal the answer to the often asked question, how they came up with their name (literally "The silent colours of Sir Elwood"), and whether it has any deeper meaning at all.

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  • Juha Lehti (vocals, guitar, harmonica, since 1988)
  • Juha "Junnu" Saaresaho (keyboards, accordion, percussion, background vocals, since 1988)
  • Arttu Leskinen (drums, percussion, since 1989)
  • Jussi Virtanen (guitar, de facto since 1992, though officially only since 1997)
  • Pekka "Puppe" Luomanmäki (bass guitar, since 2004)
  • Former Members

  • Pete Loikala (bass guitar 1988-1990)
  • Jogi Kosonen (trumpet 1991)
  • Hansu Saarinen (saxophone and "whatever was needed" 1991-2003)
  • Riku Järvinen (bass guitar, violin, 1990–2004)
  • Discography

  • Varjoissa vapaan maailman (1991)
  • Yö tekee meistä varkaat (1992)
  • Kymmenen tikkua laudalla (1993)
  • Puoli viisi aamulla (1995)
  • Puunukke (1997)
  • Pyhää kamaa (1999)
  • Pohjoisesta tuulee taas (2001)
  • 18. tammikuuta (2003)
  • Sattuman kauppa (2007)
  • Kaipuun vuosirenkaita (2010)
  • Compilations and live albums

  • Varjoja, varkaita ja vanhoja valokuvia (1998) (Compilation)
  • Ilta illan jälkeen (2002) (live)
  • Varjoja, varkaita ja vanhoja valokuvia, osa 2 (2005) (Compilation & live)
  • Varjoja, varkaita ja vanhoja valokuvia, osa 3 (2009) (Compilation & live)
  • Varjoissa vapaan maailman (2011) (20 year jubileum live)
  • Songs

    Älä meeKymmenen tikkua laudalla · 1993
    Viimeisellä rannallaKymmenen tikkua laudalla · 1993
    Älä itkeVarjoissa vapaan maailman · 1991


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