Punomo is a retro soul band from Turku, Finland. The sound may be old, but this band is new – strong songs show how timeless soul music is. Punomo’s music is heavily inspired by the soul and funk music of 60s and 70s as well as today’s soul revival movement. But there’s one quirky detail: Punomo’s lyrics are in Finnish. This combination of timeless soul sounds and Finnish language gives Punomo its original and unheard-of sound. It’s as if you just found a dusty vinyl at a flea market by a band you never heard of and thought “wow, I didn’t know they made soul music in Finland in the 60s and 70s”.
Debut album out on 14th January 2022!
Punomo’s debut album is a burst of feminine energy and guts in the form of soul music.
Punomo´s Johanna Rauma talks about the album:
If this were really an old soul album, from something from the late 60’s, early 70’s, it would definitely be a terrible cult classic around the world among collectors and DJs. Absolutely silly sums would be paid for this and the lucky ones would brag that “I´ve got vinyl on the shelf”. Our aim was also to combine the aesthetics of soul and the Finnish language in a way that had not necessarily been done in Finland and in Finnish yet. ”
Well now thankfully no need, this is new music, here and now and within reach of all music lovers.
JOHANNA RAUMA – Vocals
LAURI LEVANTO – Drums, Piano, Organ, Percussion
AMI KAJAN – Bass
LAURI LAINE – Guitar
ILMARI AITOAHO – Keys
JARKKO “JARGELI” NIEMELÄ – Trumpet
AKU PAINILAINEN – Tenor Saxophone
VICTOR REGALADO – Percussion
EMILIA VIHANTO – Backing Vocals
HANNA BERGSTRÖM – Backing Vocals
JIMI TENOR – Flute on “Planeetat kohdallaan”
MAX ZENGER – Tenor Saxophone on “Onni kääntyy”
TOMI NIKKU – Trumpet on “Onni kääntyy”
NIKO PELTOLA – Percussion on “Onni kääntyy”
Henri Tuunanen (promoter, production manager, agent)
+358 50 493 7465