Member:
1996- Sonata Arctica - keyboards, vocals  
2007- Northern Kings - vocals  
2009 Elias Viljanen - vocals  
Live musician:
2008 Apocalyptica - vocals  
Guest musician:
2001 Nightwish - vocals  
2006 Heavenly - vocals  
2006 Timo Rautiainen - vocals  
2006 Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - backing vocals  
2007 Nuclear Blast Allstars - vocals  
2007 Nuclear Blast All-Stars - vocals  
2008 Odin's Court - vocals  
2008-2009 Apocalyptica - vocals  
2009 Stratovarius - backing vocals  
2009 Epica - vocals  
2010 Powerglove - vocals  
2010 Van Canto - vocals  
2012 Skylight - vocals  
2013 Timo Tolkki's Avalon - vocals  
2014 Tuomas Holopainen - vocals  


Interviews

16.04.2013 Sonata Arctica


Personal information

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.