Hi,

My name's Petri Kuusela and I'm a finnish full-time professional musician residing in the city of Oulu, Finland.

I graduated from Conservatory of Oulu in 2013 with guitar as my main subject and have been in the music industry ever since, touring with artists and bands as well as producing, engineering and most importantly playing guitar on good variety of records - from finnish top art...
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Hi,

My name's Petri Kuusela and I'm a finnish full-time professional musician residing in the city of Oulu, Finland.

I graduated from Conservatory of Oulu in 2013 with guitar as my main subject and have been in the music industry ever since, touring with artists and bands as well as producing, engineering and most importantly playing guitar on good variety of records - from finnish top artist's songs to internationally noticed records with grammy-awarded musicians working on them.

Along with playing live and doing sessions/playing in major studios, I also enjoy doing remote recording at my home, which is a good sounding wood-surfaced space with a bunch of good high-end analog recording gear, a plethora of cool, sought-after guitars (both acoustic and electric) and amps and effects to paint with.

In terms of musical styles and genres:
I have a lot of understanding in different musical contexts and almost always find a way to enhance the material that's given to me.
I like all kinds of rhythm music, whether it be timeless or modern pop, rock, folk, soul/rnb, jazz/fusion, blues etc.
Also, coming from a producer standpoint, I distinguish different eras of musical history and sound which is helpful when the goal is to create specific sounding song.

My strong point as a musician is always finding a good sound and arrangement for the song that I'm recording to, yet maintaining explorative and open mindset within the process. I'm most experienced with Singer-songwriter/Folk/Americana/Acoustic/Indie music and american roots music.

Some gear that I use to record with:
Guitars:
Martin HD-28
Gibson L1
Little Martin
Danocaster Telecaster
Danocaster Stratocaster
Fender Custom Shop Strat
Coodercaster (slideguitar)
Danelectro Baritone

Amps:
Fender Super Amp 1962
Swart STR Tweed
Swart 6v6se
Suhr Badger 35
Benson Amps Dizzy Bird

Mics:
FLEA 47
Schoeps mk4 (pair)
AEAr84
Vanguard audio V13
Shure sm7
etc.

Some references:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3ESDCt3Xno9nwwyUFFzRFr?si=6gd2XnbbQmqls4LK6e1qQQ
Written, composed, produced, arranged, recorded, and played by me and Tanja Torvikoski apart from strings and some basic tracks. This record also features Grammy-awarded musicians/artists.)

https://open.spotify.com/track/7qMjlm0bWJ6fR2KIeLzH2X?si=RbnhnpMpSEChicZ8lo_wqw
Guitars 3:22->
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