|Birth Day||January 14, 1966|
|Birth Place||Tervo, Finland|
|Age||54 YEARS OLD|
As a teenager, he received classical guitar and voice training.
He released albums with the bands Tarot and Northern Kings.
He and his wife Manki Hietala became parents to twin sons named Antto and Miro.
He began performing with Jukka Nevalainen and Nightwish in 1996.