It took some hard labour to build a treehouse into a secret location in the middle of a Finnish forest. This is the place into which a Finnish band Steve'n'Seagulls invites their fellow musicians to visit. Among activities, good times and playing music they are filming a brand-new music series. The first episode out of the six-piece first season will be released on the 8th of April. The release platform is the Steve'n'Seagulls YouTube channel with close to a million subscribers.
"It was an evening after a gig we played in Finland. It seemed to be so that all the live dates would be postponed again due to this pandemic. The evening turned into a night and the idea to build a treehouse for music was born. And since we decided to build one - let's invite people to visit! And even if the pandemic would postpone our tours and almost everything, we wanted to stay active. This way we would get to spend time together, do cool stuff and of course play music with awesome musicians. What more can one wish for? This whole process of building a treehouse and filming this series has been a huge sparkle for us during these weird and difficult times." the band explains their project.
Seagulls' Nest is a new kind of music series. All the events take place at the spark of a moment and it includes plenty of genuine moments between the hosts and the guest. The first guests are known Finnish musicians. As soon as it is possible the Seagulls' Nest will welcome its first international visitors. First six episodes will present a diverse variety of visitors. Such as Timo Kotipelto of Stratovarius, Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast, Samy Elbanna of Lost Society and one of the Finnish rock legends Sami Yaffa of - let's see - Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, New York Dolls, Joan Jett etc. Hosted by them 'Gulls the guests will have plenty of space and time to go through their life and careers. Also, a lot of different activities are possible and will take place at the surroundings of Seagulls' Nest. The main focus of this series is on music. As a result, each Seagulls’ Nest episode includes two newly arranged songs - performed live by the guest and Steve'n'Seagulls, activities, interviews and stories about music and life.
The Finnish band Steve'n'Seagulls took the internet by storm in 2014 with their YouTube videos and their rendition of Thunderstruck going madly viral. Since then, they have been touring around the world and recorded four albums. The latest one Another Miracle was released in November 2020. All albums have climbed up to the Billboard bluegrass chart top 15. Their videos are widely known and so far, have reached over 240 million views on YouTube.
EPISODE 6 - Tarja Turunen
18th June 2021
Tarja Turunen visits the final episode of Seagulls Nest!
Seagulls' Nest's first season The sixth and final episode of Steve'n'Seagulls' first season of the Seagulls' Nest music series will see a very interesting visitor when Tarja Turunen arrives at Lokkie in the village for woodpeckers. With a career of more than twenty years, Turunen is one of Finland's most internationally known singers and a truly versatile musician. During the episode, Turunen will be able to test different summer activities with the Seagulls, tell about the different stages of his career and, of course, the episode will also feature music performed jointly by Steve'n'Seagulls and Tarja Turunen. The episode will be published on June 17. on the band’s YouTube channel
“For us, such a collaboration was, of course, an absolutely wonderful opportunity simply because combining our style of music with the interpretation of a classical or at least a very strong singer from that world was a whole new experience and an extremely interesting experiment for us. Tarja lives abroad, so especially during Korona, the arrangements required more work than usual, but it was definitely worth it. ” The Seagulls team is talking about cooperation.
Tarja Turunen was also excited about the visit to the wooden house of the seagulls, and such musical collaboration is not quite everyday for her either:
“It was really great to visit the Seagulls' nest, because the visit exceeded my expectations. The reception and hospitality were very warm and I felt so welcome that it would have been nice to stay longer in the tender lap of the nest. While we had a lot of fun together anyway, the best thing about it all in the end was making music together. The gangs of the Seagulls are very talented and I hope you like the end result. I thank and bow! ”
Seagulls' Nest Episode 1: https://youtu.be/w05M2xFJ-MM
Seagulls 'Nest Episode 2: https://youtu.be/7I9nAOy7AYk
Seagulls' Nest Episode 3: https://youtu.be/H5Dp7m3KSyU
Seagulls 'Nest Episode 4: https://youtu.be/Y8e8LyWF0VI
Seagulls' Nest Episode 5: https://youtu.be/g8a_OOZGsbE
EPISODE 5 - Lassi Vääränen
3rd June 2021
The fifth episode of Seagulls' Nest - What happens in arioni's Lassi and Seagulls' Skubu powerhouse competition?
The fifth episode of the first season of the Seagulls' Nest video series, worked on by Steve'n'Seagulls, will pop up for everyone to see on the band's YouTube channel on June 3. The walls and roof of the tree house will be put to the test again when Lassi Vääränen, who is familiar with the band Arion and sings loudly if necessary, arrives as a guest of the seagulls. As a middle Finland educator, Lassi slipped into the seagull flock quite easily, and this time in addition to interviews and two joint songs, the program includes the hottest sporting event of the year, i.e. a powerhouse competition between Steve'n'Seagulls drummer and official bailee Skubu and Lass. In April 2021, Arion released his latest album Vultures Die Alone and, like other bands, is looking forward to touring. The band has previously toured e.g. Europe and Asia. Of the descriptions and episodes, Lassi stated:
I've watched the Seagulls conquer the world from the very beginning, and I've seen the guys live many times. It always occurred to me at the time that it would be great to get up on stage with the guys and jam a little bit together. So I didn't have to wonder for long if I was going to go to the mess when the invitation went. This episode features great versions of two songs that are important to me and, of course, with amazing stems. Maybe we'll even hear a little different style of singing tone than I'm usually used to hearing. I can't wait for the gang to hear these versions! Definitely one of the finest trips ever and a big thank you for everything yet for the Seagulls family! Ainiin Skubu wanted to challenge me to the strongest man in the race, maybe you can guess what happened.
Tarja Turunen visits the final episode of the first season
The final episode of the first season of Seagulls' Nest will be released on June 17. One of Finland's most internationally renowned singers will then be seen as a guest of the seagulls when Tarja Turunen arrives at the tree house. Let the content of the episode remain even more of a secret, but the weather in the spring gives you opportunities to experiment with different activities. It is certain that the episode will include two songs of music performed jointly by Steve'n'Seagulls and Turuse. The interviews will hear about Tarja Turuse's life and career today and also from past years.
EPISODE 4 - Sami Yaffa
20th May 2021
Sami Yaffa interprets his feelings as a singer and painter - the fourth episode of Seagulls' Nest released on May 20.
The chamber of performers from the Seagulls' Nest music series, which was filmed in Steve'n'Seagulls' tree house, is followed by a true rock legend as Sami Yaffa climbs the estrade of Finland's most special place to play. Yaffa's versatile career began already in 1977 and is certainly one of the most colourful in Finnish music history. In the ranks of Pelle Miljoona Oy, Yaffa was forking out the foundations of Suomirock on the Motorway is Hot, from where the road took Hanoi Rocks around the world, as a freelancer Yaffa played in the United States in the compositions of Joan Jett, Jetboy and the New York Dolls, for example. The career of the artist, who has now moved back to Finland, continues with the Michael Monroe band and, among other things, the Sound Tracker series. On the ferries of Seagulls' Nest, the man is seen familiarly along the bass, but also a little less commonly as a vocal soloist, so there will be a very interesting and rare delicacy. During the episode, Yaffa will also talk about her career and background, as well as competing with Steve'n'Seagulls' Skubu in the hot Tikka ja taulu competition. Sami Yaffa has also been active in his own production, the solo album will be released in autumn 2021, and the first single will see the light of day in early summer.
"When Steve'n'Seagulls calls, you go, I went. I spent a peak of two days in this marvellous and incredible band's ranch playing music, eating, drinking and changing runbacks for late at night. The experience was such that it needs to be shared with all friends and family, or they can tsiiga it from Steve'n'Seagulls YouTube on 20 May. The rapporteur was Mr S.A. Sami Yaffa says of the cooperation.
Seagulls' Nest is a new kind of music-themed series in which things happen very much on their own weight as people genuinely face each other. Steve'n'Segulls' guest will initially be front-row Finnish musicians and, as the pandemic eases, international guests will also be seen. The guest production of the six-episode, first season is versatile. First of the series, 8.4. The published episode starred Timo Kotipelto , known as the lead singer of Stratovarius. The episode has been very well received and has already been viewed more than 100,000 times. The second episode of the series was released on 22 April. and was visited by Battle Beast singer Noora Louhimo. In the third, on 6 May, the 100th day of 2015, the 1 The published episode saw perhaps the most energetic stage performer in Finnish Thrash metal, Samy Elbanna of the Lost Society.
EPISODE 3 - Samy Elbanna
6th May 2021
Speed and dangerous situations with Lost Society's Samy Elbanna
Samy Elbanna was founding the Lost Society in 2010 and already two years later the band played in the finals of the Global Battle of the Bands band competition in London. At the same time, the band signed an international record deal with Nuclear Blast Records, known for metal music. In addition to the band that released four albums and played bands around the world, Samy is familiar with the ranks of The Local Band, where this virtuosic guitarist thrives on bass.
"We thought it was great to have Samy as a guest at Seagulls' Nest. First of all, he's an incredibly tough musician and a great personality. But also because both Steve'n'Seagulls and lost society originated in Jyväskylä, so there are common roots. In addition, the funny coincidence is that Hiltunen and Remmel were working at a local music store when Samy took steps towards founding the Lost Society sometime before the 2010s. The young musician went to buy a music campus, and it was hardly thought that in just over ten years' time it would be time to play music together in a tree house. Well, here comes the time." Steve'n'Seagulls' crew will be diagnosed.
Seagulls' Nest was created by Finnish band Steve'n'Seagulls in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The band built a tree house in a secret location, where the events of the series take place. In addition to Timo Kotipello, Noora Louhimo and Samy Elbanna, guests of the series include Sami Yaffa , who has a long and varied career. As Steve'n'Seagulls focuses on hosting, let's let guests talk about their lives and career stages. Guests can also try out a variety of activities tuned by the hosts. Music is at the centre of the series and each episode features two songs as a joint performance by Steve'n'Seagulls and the guest star. Steve'n'Seagulls' YouTube channel, which has over 900,000 subscribers, was selected as the release channel for the series.
Steve 'n' Seagulls initially rose to wider recognition with his YouTube videos in the summer of 2014. Since then, the band has been diligently touring the stage at home and abroad, especially in Central Europe and North America. All four of the band's albums have been included on Billboard's album charts and finland's official album chart. The latest album, Another Miracle, was released in November 2020. The band's music videos have garnered over 240 million views in the wonderful world of the internet.
EPISODE 2 - Noora Louhimo
22nd April 2021
It’s time for the second episode. This time the band are more than happy to have Noora Louhimo visit their treehouse.
Noora is widely known as the vocalist of the metal band Battle Beast. Her charismatic vocals are a major part of four Battle Beast albums. And her first solo album Eternal Wheel of Time and Space will be released in 2021. While she has taken the world by storm with her vocals and colourful personality her stage presence is also something that leaves no one in doubt.
The band were happy to have Noora visit them after seeing their show in Sweden rock 2015 they were yet to meet on the road so they were eager to hear about her career, musical passions and take a deep insight to her awesome personality. And most of all it was very cool to get to play music with her. Her vocal sound is something very unique and works like a charm with banjo, accordion etc.
EPISODE 1 - Timo Kotipelto
8th April 2021
We are more than thrilled to introduce the first guest of Seagulls' Nest - Timo Kotipelto! Why so thrilled? Because he is a true legend of metal music. His international musical career has spanned over three decades and is still going on strong. We were eager to hear about his life and the time in the music industry. And of course we wanted to let him tell you all more about himself and his thoughts. But let's be honest - most of all we were more than happy to record two songs with the one and only Timo Kotipelto!
Timo is a Finnish musician and known best for his work as a lead vocalist of the power metal legend Stratovarius. He joined the band in the year 1994 and they have since recorded over ten studio albums and toured all over the world becoming one of the cornerstones of the power metal scene. This versatile vocalist has also released three solo albums with a group titled Kotipelto, an acoustic album Blackoustic with guitarist Jani Liimatainen and two albums with Cain's Offering. He has also featured on numerous other albums and movie soundtracks.