Jari Pailamo


1999-2008 Twilight Guardians - keyboards  
2011-2013 Kiuas - keyboards  
2015- No Mans Land - keyboards  

Guest musician

2012 Hevisaurus - keyboards  

Personal information

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"I started to play keyboards at the age of five - first by ear and five years later continued to goal oriented classical piano studies. I accomplished classical piano degrees and music theory studies, performed regularly in solo piano concerts and eventually entered conservatory and music high school. There I started to play keyboards in different kinds of bands, studied singing and performed in big choir productions with orchestra (e.g. Requiems by Mozart and Brahms) as choir singer. Music high shool offered also studies of free comping and music knowledge and in total I have completed 8 different music degrees. Since graduating I've been full-time musician for four years and later part-time musician.

In 2004 I joined power metal band Twilight Guardians, with whom I released two albums (Sintrade 2006, Ghost Reborn 2007) and hit the stages of rock clubs in Finland. TG quitted in 2008 and some members continued forming rock/metal group Ponies to Kill, which has a single and two EP albums out so far. Also in 2008, Kiuas asked me to substitute their keyboardist in numerous shows abroad (European tour, England tours and festival gigs in UK and US). After the Lustdriven album was launched, I joined Kiuas officially and performed with the new lineup in Finland, Estonia and Russia. Kiuas had many plans for the future, which never realized and after many turns of events we decided to call Kiuas quits in 2013. Now we are building those visions and plans on fresh new soil, under a different name.

I have also worked as teacher - in rock band school and guiding private students in classical piano and on the synthesizers. Additionally, I have worked as synth consultant in multiple occasions, as synth engineer in studio sessions of Lordi's Deadache album (2008) - and - for example played in Guitar Heroes album (2007) and chart topping Hevisaurus (2012). Korg Artist contract was signed 2011-2012.

I'm a big fan of vintage analog and contemporary synthesizers, and I'm running a keyboard studio that consists of proven hardware and modern software synths. I've worked most of my job career with music gear, currently as Product Specialist for Roland Finland (keyboards/synthesizers, V-Accordions and Aira.)

The story goes on: our new band - No Mans Land - has launched its first song as music video and the album is planned for 2015."