Hello! We are The Toreadors. Aki, Hessu, Timo, Tommy and Tomi.


The Toreadors is on Instagram now!

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The Toreadors featuring Miss Chilibilly – Real Gone Party

The Toreadors featuring Miss Chilibilly – Real Gone Party

Change in The Toreadors Lineup

The band welcomes Drummer Aki Linneo to join The Toreadors Lineup. Read Aki’s Bio on the Band Page.

The Drummer Aki Linneo.
Aki and Tommy.

The Toreadors wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021! The Toreadors featuring Miss Chilibilly – Real Gone Christmas Party.


7 August 2021 – Long Live & Viva Check Inn Part II 

Check Inn, Hämeenkatu 24, 05800 Hyvinkää, Finland

★ The Toreadors ★ The Roycers ★ Kasino Kings ★ Dj B. Cupp ★

Tickets 10 €. Advance tickets will be on sale no later than 1 August. The ”Corona Support” from Rockers will be given in full to Music Bar Check Inn.

Long Live & Viva Check Inn Part II.


Hello there!

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.

The Toreadors has played back up for Original 50’s artists Joe Clay and Hayden Thompson, Rhythm ’n’ Blues artist Little Gizzelle and Revival Rockabilly artists Jimmie Lee Maslon and Mick Lewis and Nick Dadd of Whirlwind.

After few years the band increased with a Saxophone player and three years ago with a Piano player, so the current line up is a quintet including Aki Linneo on Drums, Timo Tarkela Saxophone and Vocals, Tomi Valasvuo Double Bass and Vocals, Hessu Pirhonen Piano and Tommy Dahlström Guitar and Vocals.

The Toreadors are active playing gigs and recording and sounding better than ever.

Bios of the Band Members.


Albums of the Band.

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

Album ”Where Can She Be?”

Here are the Sound Samples of the Album. Enjoy!


Dance, Dance, Dance
Where Can She Be
Four O’clock Baby
Stay Loose Mother Goose
It Hurts to Be in Love

We have fun!



Orders Goofin’ Records – info (at) goofinrecords.fi

Goofin’ Records, Record Shop – Hämeentie 46, Helsinki.

Album is available from Goofin’ Records, record shop.


See ya at the Gigs!

tommy.dahlstrom (at) gmail.com

Thank you for you interest.

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