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ELIAS KAHILA
* a r t i s t *gf a c tg* f i l e *


born, full name, from:
15.03.1983, 22-yo, Lauri Juho Elias Kahila, Jyväskylä (orig. from Haapajärvi)

Influences:
Classic Rock, AOR, 70/80´s, heavy metal, progressive rock & classical

Best own concert memories:
J.Wichrowski´s "Al Fresco" composition world wide debut performance in 1996 on the Kajaani Cello Competitions.
Vivaldin celloconcert soloperformances accompanied by 30-piece orchestra in 1994
Rocking The Strings -TOUR in Finland in 2003.

Best other band gig:
Eagles 1.6.2001 Helsinki, Finland. I WAS THERE!!!

musical idol:

DON HENLEY
www.donhenley.com

Orhecstras/bands, that Kahila is been on...:
Jokilaaksojen Chamber Orchestra, JAMKin string orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra,
Laaksojen Camerata, Chamber Orchestra Capriccioso, Encore -quartet, Martinu -trio
Golden Time-Orchestra, OtraVez, Celtica, Silentium
Six Cello Orchestra, etc etc..

Gigs:
So far Kahila has performed about 400 times live, mostly
cellorock-related but also many sideprojects with classic music groups and orchestras,
projects with heavy/rockbands and tango nuevo, progressive rock, folk/pop -related music.
Classic music solo performances with famous classical musicians, for example Risto Lauriala,
German Danileiko, Antti Tikkanen, Petteri Iivonen, Tuomas Turriago, Adalbert Skocik, Lasló Mesó,....

Other musical activities:
Studiosessions for other artists. For ex. cello recordings & improvisations for rockbands
(Silentium), for finnish TV/DVD-documents and for classical music/choirmusic projects.
Recording celloes and improvisations possible for your project(the musical genre is not a limit), contact kahila@kahila.net

Hobbies:
Biking, Bootlegs

favourites:
chocolate coffee, girls...

non-favourites:
the current state of the music business, war..


latest CD/DVD bought:
Cd- Wingdom:Reality
DVD- Eagles: Live From Melbourne(Farewell One)

Countries Kahila would like to visit:
Poland, Netherlands, Usa, everywhere basicly..

Fav..
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food: Mum is the best
drink: coffee
film: The Thing, The Great Escape
tv-series: Macgyver, Conan O´Brian
book: Latest was "To The Limit: The Untold Story of The Eagles(Marc Elliot,engl)"
actor: Richard Dean Andersson(Macgyver,Stargate)
year season: fall

Favourite music:
Mainly: Eagles, ToTo, Yes, Don Henley,...

Other favs:
Nightwish, Phil Collins, Electric Light Orchestra, Prince, Kansas, Megadeth,
Fleetwood Mac, Ismo Alanko, Metallica, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom,
John Fogerty, Dream Theather, Rage, Metallica, Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather,
Beatles, Eppu Normaali, Corrs, Stratovarius, Bon Jovi, Tiktak,..

CD-recommendations:

While waiting for my cd, check these out...:
CD
Don Henley: "Building The Perfect Beast",
ToTo: "Seventh One"
Eagles: "Hell Freezes Over"

DVD
Eagles: "Live From Melbourne 2004(Farewell One Tour)"
Yes: "Symphonic Live"
Electric Light Orchestra: "Live At Wembley"

EQUIPMENT:

classic cello (not an electric cello)
+Barcus Berry Cello Transducer 3125
(buffer/pre-amp/eq inc., model 3000A)
Kahila uses "Gold Harz" & "Larsen" rosins, and Jargar & Larsenin strings.


Links:

Studio Perägrammari
The Eagles Official
Don Henley Official
ToTo Official
Apocalyptica.com
Timothybschmit.com
Stevelukather.net
Bernieleadon.com
Mike-porcaro.com
Otravez website
Amnesty International
Walden Woods Institute
Caddo Lake Defence
YesWorld
Jyväskylä
Yamaha
Barcus Berry
Musikantti
Dynacord
Wingdom
Silentium
Lyranthe
The Dividing Line radio
Kracdon Blogspot

Kontakti: kahila@kahila.net

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