Kurtis Kanttila 6


Northern O CA   Jan 2019


Artist Bio

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


Hey, it's 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.

For this FAWM I'm going to aim for the 14 songs and just make music without worrying about it being an album. I have had a long break with music since September so I'm just going to see what happens.


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  • @klaus  Feb 21

    Heippa Kurtis. Thanks for the comments. And sorry for the belated replies. You've made some good stuff and it was a pleasure to listen and comment. 😀

  • @lvgd09  Feb 20

    Hey Kurtis, just read that KISS wants all of the former band members to perform at their last show. I think it's a great idea. However, the end of the live band is going to be over, sadly. I'm way too broke to make the Laughing show so I can't go. Might even be sold out.


  • @silvermachine  Feb 14

    I'm going to bump your thread, so don't get disappointed when you see it's had a reply
    You'll need to keep it going if you want takers.

  • @lvgd09  Feb 11

    Hey Kurtis, I was looking through my albums out in the garage and I found KISS ALIVE II. The album has an insert with KISS pictures and I have now put that on my wall for inspiration. I found AC/DC POWERAGE out there too and now have that album on my wall. Just started doing this...I think it helps.


  • @silvermachine  Feb 4

    Goodness gracious you’ve got three up all at once. I’ve got internet problems hope to be able to listen tonight.

  • @ttg105  Feb 3

    Thanks for the comment on "Picnic." Looking forward to hearing your first tune!

  • @faceofeinstein  Feb 2

    Thanks for the comment on helpless. Rainy day drive is a great way to describe it. Cheers!

  • @jmadison  Jan 31

    Just listened to "Bridge by the Sun". Great rock arrangement. I like how you alternate between single and doubled vocals.

  • @powerstars Jan 28

    Yo! Looking forward to another FAWM with you. 😀

  • @klaus  Jan 22

    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!

  • @silvermachine  Jan 15

    Wotcha mate, looking forward to your creative repairs on that old jalopy, rock music.

  • @candle  Jan 15

    Hi Kurits, welcome to FAWM! Great to see someone else from Northern Ontario.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @lvgd09  Jan 14

    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!

  • @lvgd09  Jan 5

    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.