ALL OF US

ALL OF US

BandPopRock

We are a bunch of hyper active, talented young musicians from the "oh so wonderful" and "oh so depressing" Finland. Frank Sinatra's "I did it my way" describes our attitude& how we create and perform. PopRock mixed with elements from classic to spoken word,"rocking" cellos and entertaining musicians

Biography

“ALL OF US” (AOU) is a band from Helsinki. The five Finns and two Germans found together during beginning of year 2006 and released their debut album "So Far, So Good" in May 2007. Already the first single "A Kingdom For Me" hit the Finnish media control charts at #2 and that even without any radio airplay. The band has performed numerous small club gigs, bigger concerts up to full orchestrated shows in ice stadiums, in Finland and Germany. The two vocalists (Jan & Juulia), the two “rocking” cellists (Jarkko & Jaakko), the guitarist (Bjarne) and the violinist(Ida) have created their very own sound. PopRock mixed with elements from classic to hip hop, story telling and thoughtful lyrics are the key words to define the bands music style. Right now the band is working on new material for the next album, which hopefully will be released during spring 2008. “ALL OF US” more or less, is still a “Finnish secret” but fan circles in all sorts of European countries keep on growing, continuously.

Lyrics

Black Rider

Written By: Jan Quilitzsch, Jarkko Launonen

In the land of ice and snow,
once there lived a young lady,
a princess with broken heart,
her kingdom had fallen apart.
she had lost her love to the erlking
a rider dressed all in black
one dark night he stole her smile,
the most precious thing that she had.

if she looked up, the lil princess, if she looked up, she would see…
if she looked up, lil wonder, if she looked up, she would hear a melody

“what the black rider has taken from you
I’m afraid you’ll never get back.
But what he wanted the most he didn’t get,
he didn’t get your heart or your hope.

If you look up you will see the white rider,
a prayer for you on his lips and next to him,
rides on a unicorn, in heavens uniform
the one that you miss.”

You shall live!
Every dream that you have, every breath that you take,
every chance is a gift.
Baby you shall live!
Every year, every month, every day,
every hour, every second that you have is a gift.
You shall live!

Lil’ princess lived all by herself,
in a castle in the land of the lakes.
Her time she killed with writing,
poems that no-one would read

But one night she decided,
to write to the white rider,
she wrote and asked him for help
and he answered; do as I tell:

And so she opened her heart,
for a moment she looked at the stars
The white rider gave back the parts,
her heart was missing for the reboot of love

You shall live!
Every dream that you have, every breath that you take,
every chance is a gift.
Baby you shall live!
Every year, every month, every day,
every hour, every second that you have is a gift.
You shall live!

Discography

"A Kingdom For Me" -single
"So Far So Good" -album
"White Rider / Black Rider" -single
"White Rider / Black Rider" -EP

Set List

Set list depends on event, location and audience. We have a repertoire of 26 own songs besides various instrumental covers. We can do anything from 20min-2hours.A bunch of fresh, dancable tracks but even more ballads, inviting to think about the moving tales and thoughtful lyrics are always part of the regular repertoire.