Erno Tarvainen


- Lead Guitar -

History (musical):

I started playing guitar like possessed at the age of 15. After that I studied in Music Academy about two years.

Bands (past):

Lots of different kind of project bands.

Bands (current):

Akustinen Olotila
+other projects


Guitar: Modified Rhoads shaped ESP/LTD
Amp: Budda Superdrive 30
Cabinet: Engl 4X12
Effects: Too big effectboard full of stompboxes that i need to make my life difficult and miserable enough at stage situations.


I have no moral or principles HAR HAR HAR!!!!!!!!

Mainly influenced by (bands etc.):

Randy Rhoads, Jimmy Page, Marty Friedman, Mattias IA Eklundh, Paul Gilbert, Brian Setzer, All the players of YUP, Petri Walli, Tuomari Nurmio...

Listens to:

Metal, rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, traditional music, classic, good old dance music, blues and all kind of variations of those.

Favourite book(s)/authors(s)?

I read mainly biographies. No favourites.

First album bought?

I can't even remember was it cassette or CD!!!!!

5 favourite albums of all time?

Cannot do that. Impossible question for me.

Best live show you've seen?

There's too many of them.

Story in Ruinside:

Joined in the beginning of the year 2010.

Best in Ruinside:

Insane stage energy!

Favourite drink / smoke?

I drink anything I can get. I don't smoke.

Dream car?

I don't have any specific.

Favourite movie(s) / actor(s)?

Today: Good, Bad and Ugly, Blues Brothers and Clock Work Orange. Tomorrow: Something else.

Favourite TV-Series?

Mostly The Simpsons, South Park, Little Britain and many kind of documents for example Crime Investigation Australia.

Favourite computer/console game(s)?

Monkey Island game series.

What do you like to do on your freetime?

Playing guitar at home or hanging around with my friends.

Personal qualities:

Calm as hell.

Describe yourself with 3 words:

Friendly, Pensive and Absent.



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