|Born on: 16.05.1975
Tony Kristian Kakko (born May 16, 1975) is the vocalist and primary songwriter and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica.
Kakko was born in Kemi, Finland and founded Sonata Arctica in 1996, after studying keyboards for two years and singing informally in local festivals. He assumed both the keyboards and the vocals, but after the release of the band's first album, decided to concentrate on singing with the joining of Mikko Härkin. The bands Queen, Stratovarius, Children of Bodom and Nightwish are amongst his biggest musical influences. Kakko also states the season of winter as one of his influences. His singing style is clean and generally high-pitched, he sings in the tenors range and often relies on falsettos.