Thursday, 4 October 2012

Nylon Beat

 Nylon Beat

Nylon Beat was a Finnish pop band that was very popular during 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, consisting of the girl duo Jonna Kosonen and Erin Koivisto. They received eight gold and seven platinum records and the Band of the Year 1999 Emma award during their active career, which was between 1995–2003.

The band was formed in 1995 as a result of TV show Kiitorata. By the time both girls were only 16 years old. They started with backup tracks and dancers. Later their music matured somewhat and finally they performed fully live with a real band consisting of several professional musicians. Most of the music was written by Risto Asikainen and Ilkka Vainio, the production mostly done by Risro Asikainen.

Other artists have covered Nylon Beat songs, most notably popular Korean pop group S.E.S.

Although the duo nominally had already given their final concert on New Year's Eve 2003, they reformed again to perform as a warming act for two Toto gigs: the first was on August 17, 2007 in Oulu and the second on August 18, 2007 in Tampere.

Nylon Beat participated twice in the Finnish national final for the ESC. Before coming 5th in 2000 with Viha ja rakkaus, they came 3rd in 1998 with the song Umm ma ma.

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