Finnish female-fronted rock sensations Ginger Evil are proudly unveiling their first official single and video, “Rainmaker”, today via Frontiers Music.


An energetic blast of rock,“Rainmaker is an empowering song for those who are in a ruff spot in their lives. It brings a beam of hope to the darkness and reminds of how important it is to stand by one another, during hard times.” – says singer Ella Tepponen. “But it’s not either too heavy or serious, and is a fun rock jam to sing along, especially the bridge/chorus-parts!.” – she continues.

Guitarist Tomi Julkunen adds; “Working title for Rainmaker was Studio 54; the first demo was just a guitar and a basic drum beat. The original version reminded the vibe at that disco during the late 70’s. Sort of New York City in its all glory. None of us was there in the 70’s, for obvious reasons, but the song had that certain feeling. Makes you feel good about life. Veli came up with the idea for the bridge part; he asked me if I could come up with something that David Bowie would do, as Bowie is one of our all time heroes. Well, I thought about it for a minute, and came up with those wailing lead parts straight away.”


Ginger Evil began as Moonshine Inc. in 2005, in a rehearsal room in Helsinki, Finland. After a couple of years of rehearsal and composing, a fruitless search for a singer meant the songs were put on ice.


Meanwhile, guitarist Tomi Julkunen and bassist Veli Palevaara continued gigging in Finland with The Milestones, including arena shows with Deep Purple and Whitesnake. In the aftermath of their fifth album, those Moonshine Inc. songs from a decade back emerged from hibernation, so the search began again for a vocalist.


The powerful voice of Ella Tepponen was known to Tomi and Veli from many theatre and music projects, and drummer Toni Mustonen was already familiar to everyone. Jamming together found a shared musical passion, and a group creative process soon flourished. Ginger Evil was born.


“From Foo Fighters to Fleetwood Mac,” is how the band hears their music, with singer Ella bringing a whole new kind of twist to their rock expression. Everything was coming together. Music producer and film director Richard Stanley, known for his work with The Who heard demos of Ginger Evil and was inspired to write lyrics.


In early 2022 Ginger Evil signed a deal with Deadfall Artist/Band management and a half year later with Frontiers Music Srl. (Def Leppard, TOTO, Whitesnake, Journey). For recording the debut album “The Way It Burns” Ella brought in Teemu Aalto (Insomnium) as a producer, who also handled the final mixes with final mastering by Grammy-nominated Svante Forsbäck of Chartmakers (Rammstein, Volbeat, Sunrise Avenue, Apocalyptica).


28 april 2024
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