04 Apr 2013
Rooband welcome new member/ vocalist
Our new loud throat is Mr. Vesa "Vesku" Mattila. Vesku is also leader of the band Final Dawn.
I know Vesku since I played some gigs with him in Codeon (back in 2006). Jaakko also played and performed with Vesku in a couple of projects, so we knew that he´d be the right tough guy we need. Welcome Vesku!
04 Apr 2013
about band updates
It is a time of changes.
Rooband is working on new material for the upcoming album, including
songs with vocals. Always guitar oriented, we are willing to enhance the material with the contribution of a permanent vocalist.
Roo started as "one man project". Tipi brought great improvements to our style and moreover sealed our friendship. Some fans and followers also legitimately suggested the band to reach more "non-musician" ears. We are glad to make this new step, so we refine and write material. We are going to shot soon new official band pictures with Tomas Whitehouse and perform as soon as we feel ready. The website as well needs some updates, thank you all for being patient. In the mean time, follow us on Facebook!
18 Oct 2012
Roo heading to recording studio
Rooband will enter recording studio, in Orimattila, during November 3-5th for the next album´s first recordings.
It will be recorded in several steps, unlike Guitar Without a Cause. Some new tracks are already performed live but we´re still in the process of experimenting musical directions what work for the whole band and not rushing. What you can expect is probably tracks closer to "Heat" for the lead melodies and "Inner Strenght" for the aggressivity while having around more progressive metal and fusion tones.
20 sept 2012
New guitarist in!
We´re glad to officially announce our new guitarist: Timo "Tipi" Aula. We rehears together since spring.
Skillful, influenced by Dimebag/Paul Gilbert he has catch very quickly the tricky material and undertake his position with great dedication and reliability.
He is now endorsing Mayones Guitars like Roo and stretch his fingers on his superb red Setius GTM (P-Rails Duncans). Welcome Tipi!
14 Sep 2012
New gig coming!
Sorry for lasting so long without giving news. We are glad to be back on stage on the 16th of October in Helsinki @ Sture 21. Performing for the 2nd time with our friends of Lakewood Experiment. The best is that we will play with our new guitarist. More news coming very soon!
18 May 2012
Tribute to Tonmi Lillman
The online magazine
Lordi Fan Nation,
released a special edition in memory of Lordi´s drummer "Otus" aka Tonmi Lillman who very sadly passed away last february.
I was invited to leave a few words (see Page 5) about the little I knew him, back in 2008 when I recorded "Guitar Without a Cause"
at D-Studio. Lillman was the sound engineer who mixed it among with Jarno. Credits to Isa from Lordi Fan Nation for being a dedicated fan!
20 Feb 2012
Roo tagged in Kitarablogi
Nice to notice I was tagged on KitaraBlogi's FME review among Sound Shop's staff.
12 Feb 2012
Guitar clinic at Finnish Metal Expo!
I'll perform a guitar clinic for Mayones Guitars Friday 17th at 19:30 @
Be sure to meet me at Sound Shop's stand!
02 Feb 2012
Roo hits million at Youtube!
Roo's video 8 fingers tapping arpeggio exercise's reached today 1.000.000 views at Youtube!!
Many thanks for the support!
17 Jan 2012
RooBand is glad to hit the stage again with fellows DIP and Trout Qt for
an evening of instrumental rock at Club Liberté in Helsinki,
Thursday 9th of February.
Expect lots of notes, frets screams, catchy grooves and stage divings*!
(depending the attendance)
21:00 Trout Qt
See you at the show!
08 Nov 2011
2nd guitarist wanted!
RooBand is officially looking for 2nd guitarist to complete the trio.
Things have been working pretty
good so far, inside
and outside the band. We want to invest more on RooBand with the ambition to stand on any kind of stages.
We're looking for an experienced guitarist, enjoying a wide range of musics, with skills and personality
to toughen our sound, identity and stage presence.
If you think you know the right guy in Helsinki area, please be in touch!
26 Oct 2011
Review at decibeli.net!
The album received a warm review from Finland's reference webzine: Decibeli.net
Scroll down to bottom of the page to read it... in finnish!
06 Oct 2011
We'll have the pleasure to hit the stage at Sound Shop's special Bands Party evening on the Saturday 15th of October. Other bands performing are Thunderbaum and Supertzar.
Entrances are limited to friends, guitar students, business contacts etc.. Please contact me if you
want to drop by.
Don't miss it!
02 Sep 2011
Interview Roo / Guitarsnake
Guitarsnake and I where interviewed by Robert Silverstein from Music Web Espress 3000.
The interviews are about the production of the album "Around The World" and my work at Mad Guitar Records.
Scroll down the page linked and enjoy it!
16 Aug 2011
Roo Band, DIP and Isko Isotalo Incarnation will be teaming up for an evening of instrumental rock at Club Liberté in Helsinki, friday 2nd of September.
Expect lots of screaming bends, monstrous pick slides and all-around good vibes!
Thumbs up to DIP for putting on this cool event.
Showtime 22:00. Tickets 3€
Don't miss it!
18 Jul 2011
New Band Promo Pictures!
We (RooBand) had great time to shoot with the talented photographer
Tomas Whitehouse our 1st official band promo pictures. We definitely look forward to work again together. Many thanks Tomas!
Here are a few:
21 Jun 2011
Guitar Addiction out!
So so proud to announce that the amazing album project GUITAR ADDICTION is officialy out and available at Guitar Euro Shop !
This huge album gather no less than 60 international musicians including myself among some of my heroes, Brett Garsed, Bumblefoot, G. Govan, Stu Hamm etc... and some very good friends Karmattitude, Mr Fastfinger, Guitarsnake.
Not to mention the track where I perform "Junkie Foot" is drumming the legendary Atma Anur. Feel free to check >>the video >> I taped from my recording session last October.
16 Jun 2011
String Insanity 2011:
Shred Academy is running a guitarist's dream competition to find some of the top talent from around the world.
>>String Insanity 2011
I'm honored to be part of the judges, among Shane Gibson & Darryl Gabel who will vote for the best submissions.
You can win some really cool prizes as well as connections to kick off your guitar career! I invite you to take part of this competition that is running till September 2011.
05 Jun 2011
Clinic in Helsinki:
I will perform a clinic for Mayones Guitars and Rivera amps at Sound Shop Helsinki, Friday the 10th at 4:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
03 May 2011
Im extending my endorsement with Mayones Guitars, and from now, with the partnership of Modulen Music Group (Finland) will endorse RIVERA Amps & BBE Sound. I want to thank naturaly MMG Team who impressed me by being genuinely passionated about what they do and extremely professional. I will perform a showcase at Sound Shop opening in Helsinki Kaisaniemi on the 4th of June. See you there!
04 Apr 2011
RooBand live in Helsinki!:
We will perform with the Band (Jaakko, Juke &Roo) at club MUSTA HÄRKÄ »»
in Helsinki, on the thursday 28th of April (at 9pm). The band will play the songs from the album plus some NEW never heard songs and a couple of nice covers.
FREE entrance! Looking forward to see you there!
26 Mar 2011
Guitarsnake new album!:
My friend Guitarsnake just released his 2nd instrumental album:
AROUND THE WORLD.
Im performing a guest solo on it among other guitar fellows such as Olivier Mesnier, Yann Armellino and Victor Lafuente. After Guitar Euro Shop will come more shops to distribute it such as itunes, Guitar Nine Records...
Be sure to order a copy!
22 Jan 2011
Roo, Airplay on Canadian Fm!:
Radio broadcasted on La Villa Strangiato! »» "Double Trouble" from Guitar Without a Cause was featured live January 20, 2011 on CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa, Canada). They commented: "An impressive debut from a talented guitarist...hope we'll hear more soon!"
19 Jan 2011
Shredaholic published a cool review of my album "Guitar Without a Cause".
READ THE REVIEW