Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic
Single (I Wanna Walk All Night) Release Date (digital): December 3, 2013.
Digi-album Release Date: December 10th, 2013.
Hardcopy CD release / Streaming concert via iBroadcast.tv : TBA
Cutting a genre-bent swath through the alternative scene, this son of a Lutheran priest's powerful bass-baritone vocals blend equal parts gravel, black velvet & bourbon into a compelling, often bittersweet brew of alt-rock, blues, noise R & B, and Americana on Hannu Lepisto's debut LP album. Have A Beautiful Life features the percussion talents of Michael Blair (Lou Reed; Tom Waits; Elvis Cotello; Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band;) on several tracks.. Blair also produced & drummed on Lepisto's debut solo EP “Run Away With Me”, which made the top ten list at CKCU-FM for 2011. Have A Beauriful Life was mastered Matthew Agoglia (Masterdisc, The Ranch) Holding the top spot as Finland's #1 Alternative artist for almost 2 solid years on Reverbnation, Lepisto remains in their top 10 alternative artists for Finland. Before going solo, Hannu fronted soft rock quintet The Matt Pistol Project, opening for Bonnie Tyler on her Finnish tour, as well as for rockers Poets of The Fall. Hannu is a thesis away from his Master’s degree in Theology.