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Ultra Bra

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(1994 – 2001)

Ultra Bra was a Finnish band, formed in 1994 by Olli Virtaperko and Kerkko Koskinen and disbanded in 2001. Originally they formed for a political song contest, which the band won, and got some studio time to record a demo tape. On the tape performed, among others, Maija Vilkkumaa who later became a succesful solo artist. It was no one’s intention to create a band, but after winning the contest, some of the members decided to continue creating music together.

Ultra Bra was a rather large band, consisting of three female (Terhi Kokkonen, Vuokko Hovatta and Anna Tulusto who left after ‘Kroketti’) and two male singers (Arto Talme and Olli Virtaperko), a pianist (Kerkko Koskinen), a drummer (Antti Lehtinen), a guitarist (Joel Melasniemi), a bass player (Tommi Saarikoski), a percussionist (Jan Pethman), a saxophonist (Marko Portin), a trombone player (Ilmari Pohjola) and a trumpet player (Kari Pelttari). Thus the band’s sound is quite massive at times, strings and choral parts also appearing in many songs. As years went by, the band’s sound evolved into a much more straight-forward rock sound, especially during Vesireittejä.

Ultra Bra’s first release was a EP, called Houkutusten kiihottava maku (The Exciting Taste of Temptations), released in the summer of 1995. Their first album, Vapaaherran elämää (The Life of A Baron) was released in 1996 and was selected as the album of the year by a respected Finnish music magazine Rumba.

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  • midori21

    <3

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Moxxxu

    -tinsku- wrote: December 2010 Ultra Bran biisit Spotifyihin ja äkkiä. Kiitos! nyt ne siellä ainakin on :P

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Snsvln

    Huomenna selviää Ultra Bran seuraaja. Kuka sitten onkaan, toivottavasti menestyy yhtä hyvin kuin UB :) https://www.facebook.com/events/309805272370314/

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • -tinsku-

    Ultra Bran biisit Spotifyihin ja äkkiä. Kiitos!

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • revolution_II

    Poika vuoden takaa

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • reijol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x7bCVeMghY

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • standardtastic

    I wish I was Finnish. This is a great band!

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Diegucho

    <3

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • riippumato

    lapsuus

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • dusseux

    Ultra bien

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • sopuli123

    kiittäkäämme anni sinnemäkeä! ja tietenkin kaikkia muita sanoittajia!

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Diegucho

    I want my Ultra Bra back. Does anybody have any KOM-teatteri songs?

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Shaluna

    Kiitos kiitos KIITOS tuosta keikkatallenteesta! Nauhotin ko. keikan kasetille silloin kun se tuli radiosta, mutta olisi mahtava saada se koneelle. Toivottavasti joku seedaa vielä :).

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • raukkanen

    Pentuna kuuntelin ihastuneena Heppa-albumia ja muita mitä vanhempien hyllystä sattui löytymään. Rakkaus biisejä kohtaan elää yhä ja lähes päivittän soi Ultra Bran levyt.

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • crestfall1

    yup talladega, there are quite a lot references to different locations around the world in their lyrics. don't know the reason for it, though.

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Deropreas

    Tavastian viimeisen keikan taltiointia ei voi kuin rakastaa!

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Talladega

    Hey Finns! I've been listening to a lot of Ultra Bra songs lately, and there's a mystery I have to resolve: is it just me or there is some reference to some country/city in almost all their albums? Latvia, Ruotsi, California (obvious) Moscow, Tel Aviv... is there a reason for that or is it just my brain being happy to pick up familiar words in the middle of monimutkainen ones?

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • coolwindchris

    Hi Ultra Bra (fans), I have been trying to find a 'home' for my 1960's protest song 'Poor Max!' which you can listen to at 'coolwindchris' here at last.fm. The track was made with Finale so the voice part is wordless, unfortunately. I can send you a .pdf of the music if you are interested - which I hope you will be! Best wishes, Chris Gordon (Coolwindchris)

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Jepari

    Aina olen rakastanut, siitä asti, kun eka-tokaluokkalaisena ensimmäisen kerran kuulin Sinä lähdit pois -biisin. Kaksi ensimmäistä levyä lienee parhaat näin äkkiseltään arvioituna. Ultra Bra on myös yksi niistä erittäin harvoista bändeistä, joita voi kuunnella missä mielentilassa tahansa, ja joilla ei ole ainuttakaan sellaista biisiä, jonka hyppäisi yli, kun iPod heittää sen shufflella. Oikeastaan ainoa tällainen bändi (: Elämäni rakkaus <3

    28 Feb 2009 Reply
  • mikza

    Miljoona!!!

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
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