Tuomas

Tuomas

Tuomas

Tuomas

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Name:
Tuomas Holopainen

Birthday:
25.12.1976

Place of residence:
Kitee, Finland

Hobbies:
Movies, books, Disney, traveling, hiking

Vices:
Coffee & cigarettes

Musical background:
Piano, clarinet, tenor sax & music theory in music school for 11 years. Keyboards in different groups since '93. (Dismal Silence, Nattvindens Gråt, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Sethian, For My Pain, Nightwish). Occational whoring in Timo Rautiainen & Niskalaukaus and Kotiteollisuus.

Equipment:
KORG OASYS, KARMA, N364, TRITON, TRINITY

Idols in music:
Vangelis, Hans Zimmer

Idols in life:
Mom `n Dad, MacGyver, Moominmamma

Life philosophy:
Tomorrow and yesterday are always equally far away, Carpe Diem.

Place you would like to go:
Alaska

What makes you laugh:
Jack Sparrow

First record you bought:
"Asylum" by KISS

All time top 5 albums:
Zimmer/Gerrard: Gladiaattori-soundtrack, Metallica: Black Album, The 3rd And The Mortal: Tears Laid In Earth, Pantera: Vulgar Display Of Power, Tiamat: Wildhoney

Personal highlight with Nightwish:
Writing songs for the next album.

Best Nightwish show so far:
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

Killing time on tour:
Movies, books, interviews

Preparation for a show:
5 minutes alone.

Strangest experience on tour:
"Singing" in front of 20000 people.

Worst nightmare on stage:
Having to sing again.

Worst nightmare in general:
Losing my creativity and the people I care for.

Favorite Nightwish song:
The Poet And The Pendulum

Favorite band/musician:
Hans Zimmer, Vangelis, Danny Elfman, Trevor Jones, Enigma, Metallica, Pantera, Tiamat, My Dying Bride, The 3rd And The Mortal, the whole Finnish metal scene.

Favorite book:
Lord Of The Rings, The Dark Tower saga 1-7, The Count Of Monte Cristo, Talisman, Moominbooks, Brothers Lionheart.

Favorite drink:
Coffee

Favorite food:
Thai, Mexican, Sushi.

Favorite animal:
Wolf

Favorite movie:
Dances With Wolves, Braveheart, Sleepy Hollow, Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poets` Society, Dead Calm, Village, Wolf Creek, Lord Of The Rings, all the Disney classics.

Favorite TV show:
MacGyver

Dumbest question you have ever been asked:
"Are you Jesus 'cause you look just like him?"

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