Miss Saana & The Missionaries

(FIN)
old school soul & uncut funk

Finland has produced in the last few years an awesome amount of classy soul
acts, but none of them play such raw old school stuff as this 12-strong band
that truly kicks ass.
The powerful-voiced Miss Saana and her Missionaries " call them soul
preachers" have only just put out their debut album Yes, We Are!, but
pretty much everybody seems to love it. And why wouldn’t they as the band
has great original songs and really knows how to deliver them. Still, as
great as the album is, to get truly baptized, you need to experience them
live, while shaking your booty in reckless abandon. 

Lineup

Name
Instrument
Elina Katajamäki
vocals
Helmi Saksala
vocals
Ilkka Ferm
saxophone
Janne Auvinen
percussion
Juha Kuoppala
keys
Juho Viljanen
trombone
Markus Linden
bass
Martti Vesala
trumpet
Miss Saana
vocals
Rocka Merilahti
guitar
Suski Hakulinen
vocals
Tero Sundell
drums
Tuuli Saksala
vocals

Performances in 2009

Date
Time
Venue
17.07.2009
21.00
Otava Factory