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Hawaiian Swing from Finland.
Juki Välipakka - vocals, guitar
Lester Peabody - lap steel
Uke Igor - ukulele, taropatch
Matti Tegelman - double bass
The Helsinki based Lani Quartet is a new band specialising in Hawaiian music. You can also hear a hint of western swing in their music.
The band was founded in spring of 2013 and appeared at first as a trio (Lester Peabody, Uke Igor and Hannu Rantanen) until the summer when the singer-guitarist Juki Välipakka and double bassist Matti Tegelman came along and the trio became a quartet .
The repertoire consists of both own and cover songs.
The band recorded in November 2013 a three-song demo, which includes the songs: Exactly Like You, Honolulu Baby and Laguna Girl.
You can listen to the tracks here: http://www.reverbnation.com/laniquartet
The band's musicians have also played in the following bands: The Barnshakers, The Great Helsinki Swing Big Band, Rooty Toot Toot Band, Blue Piano Band, Jazz Partout, Hal Peters & his String Dusters, The Hogs of Rhythm, Helsinki Syncopators, Miss Saana and the Scudda Hoos, Lester Peabody Quartet ...