Influences: KISS, Ac/Dc, Sonic Youth, The Smiths, The Misfits, Elvis Presley, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Yui, Van Halen, Judas Priest, BiSH, BAND-MAID, The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Seiko Oomori, The Replacements
Hello you, I am me. Kurtis Kanttila, 23 year old One Man Band from Northern Ontario. I have made over 200 songs and 19 albums since beginning my musical journey mid 2016. I play everything and record it with a Blue Snowball. I'm not about making it sound perfect, I'm about making music and getting better.
I got started playing bass and guitar 10 years ago when I got into KISS and Ac/Dc. Then came drums and this thing I call singing. I never thought I could write a song until I listened to Highway 61 Revisited. My musical world was forever changed by Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation which is the starting point that got me recording music. I like Rock music broadly, something that makes me feel the real power of Rock 'n Roll. and I love J-Pop as well. Artists like Seiko Oomori, BiSH, Utada Hikaru, BAND-MAID, Perfume and so many more.
For this FAWM I wish to begin on my 20th album, tentatively titled...20. Creative yes. This is my 3rd FAWM, previously I was Poptart Hero and Barry Goldman. So let's do this!
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
No terve, terve, Kurtis.. To follow your output during last few years has been one of the highlights of Fawm and 50/90. Keep doing what you're doing. It works!
Wotcha mate, looking forward to your creative repairs on that old jalopy, rock music.
Hi Kurits, welcome to FAWM! Great to see someone else from Northern Ontario.
See You In The Shadows…
Hi Kurtis, I'm looking forward to your "Unstoppable Rock n Roll". You, my friend, have the real drums and your sound is what I call the real thing. Most of us have to use drum machines, and it shows. Also, your guitar and bass playing is way above average and your vocals and lyrics are on the verge of a real hit record. I'm looking forward and I'll be commenting on every song...see you there.
Side note: I listen to that SF KISS concert weekly. I always start it out really loud until my brother says "WTF"...lol. "All right San Francisco! You wanted the best and you got the best....the hottest band in the world....KISS!
Hi Kurtis, I did some checking to see if you had done FAWM and you have, which is great. I'll be looking at all of these songs over the next few days. See you soon...and again in February, hopefully.