The Toreadors wishes everyone strength and good health fighting against Corona virus. We will be back on the road playing gigs as soon as the situation permits. Stay strong and keep on rockin’!
Review of the Yyterin Twist Gig in August 2019
There was a review of the Yyterin Twist Gig in Rautsikka magazine 4/2019. The writer of this review is Ani Lintusalo.
The Toreadors is on the Spotify now!
The new album ”Where Can She Be? is on the Spotify now. Enjoy!
Record Release Tour will be continued!
The New Album is third on Goofin’ Records Top Ten
Album Reviews of ”Where Can She Be?”
Record Release Party 9 November at Shamrock
Thank you the best audience ever at Shamrock! Thank you all great people of cooperation, we did it together! Fantastic! The Toreadors
The Toreadors on the Radio
Radio programs where Toreadors has been played
Toreadors’ pianist Hessu Pirhonen was Njassa’s guest on the Radio Helsinki 22 October. They discussed about New Album. Tracks Where Can She Be? and Pretty Lou was played on the radio.
Yle Radio Suomi – Kantritohtori Teppo Nättilä online and a playlist 22 October: 3. The Toreadors: Oh babe.
Bluesministeri Esa Kuloniemi’s program: 10. The Toreadors: Boogie Woogie King.
Yle Radio Suomi – Kantritohtori Teppo Nättilä 6 November online and a playlist: 2. The Toreadors: Dance Dance Dance.
Tommy Dahlström was the guest on Lifetime Rockers Radio Show onFriday 8 Nov at 1 pm on Roll FM 107,4 MHz or rollfm.fi introducing The Toreadors new album Where Can Se Be? Songs played: Stay Loose Mother Goose, Oh Babe, Where Can She Be?, Midnighter and I Found You.
12 November El Refugio Perdido Radio Show at Spanish Radio Station. Dj Chema Valbuena played online Toreadors’ Pretty Lou and Four O’Clock Baby.
Yle Radio Suomi – Kantritohtori Teppo Nättilä 3 December online and a playlist: 7. The Toreadors: Shirley.
9 December Rumble Radioshow on Radio FRO, 105.0 MHZ, Linz, Austria. The Toreadors: Oh Babe, Midnighter.
New Album ”Where Can She Be?” has been released Now!!!
The Toreadors Fourth Album ”Where Can She Be?” has been released in October by Goofin’ Records. Fantastic!
Here is the Teaser, watch and listen please, enjoy!
The Toreadors in Big Beat Magazine
New Big Beat Magazine has come out. There is an article about us, ”Tyylikäs uusiutuminen vei Goofin’in talliin”, written by Anita Salmi. Check out pages 24 and 25.
4 July 2020 – Nastola, 17th Ruuhijärvi Rockabilly Hop
Ruuhijärven nuorisotalo, Korkeentie 792, 15580 Ruuhijärvi, Nastola, finland.
8 August 2020 – Juttutupa, Record Release Tour
Juttutupa, Säästöpankinranta 6, 00530 Helsinki, Finland.
26 September 2020 – Eikan Pub, Record Release Tour
Eikan Pub, Venny Soldanin raitti 6, 04400 Järvenpää, Finland
The Toreadors was founded in the fall of 2008 and made few gigs. The band got properly started in the fall of 2009 when they started to rehearsal for backing up Mick Lewis of Whirlwind in January 2010 in Helsinki. After that gig we played few years as a Rockabilly Trio and backed up Nick Dadd and Mick Lewis of Whirlwind on their Finland gig.
After few years the band increased with a Saxophone player and a year ago with a Piano player, so the current line up is a quintet including Marko Lamminmäki on Drums, Timo Tarkela Saxophone and Vocals, Tomi Valasvuo Double Bass and Vocals, Hessu Pirhonen Piano and Tommy Dahlström Guitar and Vocals.
The Toreadors has released three albums and the fourth one is coming out 2019. The band has played gigs in UK, Estonia, Italy and Spain and nearly 200 gigs in Finland. The Toreadors has backed up original 50’s artists Joe Clay and Hayden Thomson, Rhytm and Blues singer Gizzelle and Revival Artist Jimmie Lee Maslon.
The Toreadors are active playing gigs and recording and sounding better than ever.
Tommy Dahlström – Vocals, Guitar
Tomi Valasvuo – Double Bass, Backing Vocals
Timo Tarkela – Tenor and Baritone Saxophone, Lead and Backing Vocals
Marko Lamminmäki – Drums and Percussion
Hessu Pirhonen – Piano
Old black Rhythm and Blues, Doowop and Rock and Roll, Ska
Home Town of the Band
Capital Region, Finland
The Toreadors: Johnny Can’t Dance, Major Bill Records, 2012
The Toreadors: Wild and Furious, 2014
The Toreadors: Let ’em Buzz, 2016
The Toreadors: Where Can She Be?, Goofin’ Records, 2019
MUSIC AND VIDEOS
Our new CD is available!
Beautiful and groovy CD! Old black Rhythm’n’Blues, Doowop, Rock’n’Roll and Ska Rhythms! Orders Goofin’ Records – info (at) goofinrecords.fi
Goofin’ Records, record shop – Hämeentie 46, Helsinki.
Please contact us or make an order sending email
tommy.dahlstrom (at) gmail.com
Thank you for you interest, see ya!
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