Jukka Backlund

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Date of Birth December 30, 1982
Place of Birth Finland
Age 37 years old
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Jukka Henri Kristian Backlund is a Finnish music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Backlund was previously a member of the Finnish rock band Sunrise Avenue, where he played keyboards. He is best known for producing their first album, On the Way to Wonderland, which is the best-selling international debut from Finland. Many of the songs on the album were co-written by Backlund and the lead singer Samu Haber, including the singles "Fairytale Gone Bad" and "Forever Yours". As a musician, Backlund has worked as a bandleader and keyboardist for numerous artists since he started his professional career in 1998. In 2011, he founded the pop-fusion band DEAD SIRIUS 3000 with his brother Tapio Backlund and guitarist Petteri Sariola. In this band, Backlund plays drums. Backlund started studying classical piano at the age of five. Later, he studied jazz and musical composition in the youth department of Sibelius Academy. His father was jazz musician Kaj Backlund.

Born: Dec 30, 1982, Helsinki, Finland
Origin: Finland
Genres: Rock
Occupation(s): Musician, record producer
Instruments: Keyboards, piano, drums, vocals, guitar, bass
Years active: 1998-present
Associated acts: Mike Dawes, Samu Haber
Website: Jukka Backlund's Official site
IMDb: Jukka Backlund's IMDb

About Jukka Backlund

Musician, songwriter, and music producer best known as the keyboardist of the Finnish pop-rock band Sunrise Avenue. He produced On the Way to Wonderland, the band's debut, international hit album.

Before Fame

He started playing the piano when he was just five years old and later attended Sibelius Academy, a prestigious music school in Helsinki, Finland.

Achievement

His numerous musical honors include Impala, Eksa, and Radio Regenbogen awards, as well as several Finnish Grammys.

Family Life

With his brother Tapio, he formed a band called DEAD SIRIUS 3000.

Associations

He co-wrote many Sunrise Avenue songs with the band's lead vocalist, Samu Haber.

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Latest information about Jukka Backlund updated on September 18, 2020.

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