Petteri Sariola is a phenomenon most well-known for his percussive approach on the acoustic guitar and his one-of-a-kind musical style. His music covers all the sounds of a full band through vocals and an acoustic guitar, despite the fact that no loops or backing tracks are used. Sariola has played almost 1,000 shows; toured solo around Europe, the US, and Japan; and reached millions of viewers on YouTube.
Three of Sariola's solo albums have been released in Europe and are available in Japan through King Records. His latest solo album, Through The Eyes Of Others, was released by both King Records and CandyRat Records.
He has been awarded with Nokia Young Talent Scholarship, Honorary Prize in the Helsinki Funk Awards, City Magazine Guitarist of the Year, and has been featured in Akustik Gitarre magazine.
Sariola shares his time between playing solo acoustic guitar and as the frontman of Dead Sirius 3000, a band that combines rock & roll with killer melodies and elements of fusion.
He has also collaborated with artists such as Doug Wimbish (Madonna, Living Colour), Jon Gomm (UK), Mike Dawes (UK), Don Johnson Big Band, Felix Zenger (James Brown, N.E.R.D.), and Osmo Ikonen (Sunrise Avenue).
A one man funk band on one guitar!Akustik Gitarre / Germany