VILLE LAAKSONEN
Artist | Songwriter | Producer

ARTIST


Boy With Strings
is my solo project. I write the music, sing, play keyboards, program and produce. As the name states, there is a strong presence of strings, especially violin which is looped and manipulated by digital effects. Boy With Strings tells stories about passing of time, memories, changing seasons, possibilities, nature, choices and all kinds of dreams and conceptions.

Boy With Strings consists of ever-changing layers of music from different times and places. The music tries to seize the day, is well-thought, constructed, sometimes erased and thought over again - but it always feels right in the beginning and in the end. In my musical history I have been influenced by western classical music, folk music from Europe and around the world, all kinds of pop music, electronic music, choral and acappella music. Strong independent artists such as Kate Bush, Björk, Enya, Owen Pallett and James Blake serve as a great inspiration for me.

Boy With Strings debut album Spaces Between Memories was released in 2015. Music video filmed in Berlin and Helsinki for the single Moments That Were Not. Work for the next album Shadows Are Light was begun in Paris in 2017. Live shows have been played in Helsinki including live strings.

Below you will find my music video and videos from live concerts. Visit also
www.boywithstrings.com for more information!

VIDEOS

SONGWRITER & COMPOSER


Besides Boy With Strings I also write music for other projects. I have written songs for several other artists, most notably Antti Tuisku, the biggest male pop star in Finland. My songs have been featured on Finnish finals of Eurovision Song Contest performed by world music diva Riikka Timonen known from Värttinä and Adiemus. I also write songs on order for private persons. There's a small selection of my works in the Spotify playlist.

I have written music for short films, composed acappella choir music and made choir arrangements for Nightwish. In pop song co-write sessions I usually work as topliner having a sensibility for strong and catchy melodies and evocative harmonies.

Don't hesitate to
contact me if you are interested in cooperation or just want to know more.

SESSION SINGER & VOCAL PRODUCER

Since I have my own studio I can record vocals for demos, commercials and productions quickly and efficiently. I have worked with several producers and artists of different styles. I can arrange backing vocals and hire a female singer or a bigger group if needed.

I work also as a vocal producer for other artists both recording in my studio and other locations. I have a unique set of skills for vocal production combining my knowledge on music production, vocal coaching and my own artistry. Since vocals are usually the most important part of the song it makes sense to invest in making it sound as good as it can.

Contact me for enquiries
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