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


Now! Listen to the radio 12 November between 9.30pm – 11.00pm.
El Refugio Perdido Radio Show at Spanish Radio Station!

El Refugio Perdido Radio Show. (Photo El Refugio… )

Record Release Party 9 November at Shamrock

Thank you the best audience ever at Shamrock
last weekend! Thank you all great people of cooperation, we did it together! Fantastic! The Toreadors

Photo Collage.

The Toreadors on the Radio

Links to 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

You can listen to this program for 30 days in Yle Areena

Check out Yle Areena and 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.

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!

Album ”Where Can She Be?” is available now!

Here is the Teaser, watch and listen please, enjoy!

The Teaser of the new Album.

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.

Big Beat 3/ 2019.
Big Beat 3/ 2019.
Big Beat 3/ 2019.


28 December 2019 – Ravintola Olarius, Record Release Tour

Ravintola Olarius, Sammalkalliontie 5, 02210 Espoo, Finland.

Record Release Tour – Ravintola Olarius 28 December 2019.

18 January 2020 – Eikan Pub, Record Release Tour

Eikan Pub, Venny Soldanin raitti 6, 04400 Järvenpää, Finland.

Record Release Tour – Eikan Pub 18 January 2020.

4 July 2020 – Nastola, 17th Ruuhijärvi Rockabilly Hop

Ruuhijärven nuorisotalo, Korkeentie 792, 15580 Ruuhijärvi, Nastola, finland.

Record Release Tour – Ruuhijärvi 4 July 2020.

8 August 2020 – Juttutupa, Record Release Tour

Juttutupa, Säästöpankinranta 6, 00530 Helsinki, Finland.

Record Release Tour – Juttutupa 8 August 2020.


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

The albums: Johnny Can’t Dance, Major Bill Records, 2012 , Wild and Furious, 2014, Let ’em Buzz, 2016.
The latest album ”Where Can She Be?”.


The Toreadors: Hattie Malatti
The Toreadors: Midnighter
The Toreadors: Teenage Letter


Our new CD will come in autumn 2019!

Beautiful and groovy CD will come soon. Can’t wait! Old black Rhythm’n’Blues, Doowop, Rock’n’Roll and Ska Rhythms!


See you at our gigs, you are welcome!

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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© 2019 THE TOREADORS, Website & Photos Anita Salmi