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Our pre-X-mas bash with our friends & colleagues 7 Stout Clan was such an amazing success last year that we're doing it all over again. So, we're all playing once more in Henry's Pub right here in Kuopio on Thursday December 10th at 22.00 hrs. Cover charge 7€, advance tickets available from Henry's Pub, Levykauppa Äx and Lukema.


At the insistence of our fans & friends we've again teamed up with the good folks of Olutravintola Pannuhuone to bring forth another fine Shysters show in Kuopio to celebrate the ending of the summer holidays. Band of Shysters LIVE @ Pannuhuone terrace on Wed. August 12th!


We have confirmed a couple more concert dates for this summer. More info in GIGS.


We are mighty pleased to announce that we'll be playing at the Siilifolk folk festival in Siilinjäri on Fri 3rd July this coming summer.


Fri 13th March, Pannuhuone, Kuopio, with our lovely friends & colleagues 7 Stout Clan!
Tue 17th March, St. Patrick's Day, O'Connell's, Tampere
Hope to see everyone!



Fri 19.12. will see Band of Shysters and friends 7 Stout Clan take the stage in Henry's Pub, Kuopio. Have beer. Will flow. And we invite all ye bowsies to celebrate with us a headstart on all the Solstice Spectackularr. Starts 2200hrs, tickets a mere 7€. Will be the first time we've performed Fairytale of New York in... oh, five years or so, I'd say. Oh, craic? Why, yes, I do believe that to be the case, indeed.

Paddy's Day Shows 2014

Sat. 15.3. Band of Shysters with friends Seven Stout Clan,
Pannuhuone, Kuopio, tickets 8/6€

Mon 17.3. O'Connell's, Tampere, free and filled to the rafters


The Shysters Quartet LIVE

The gig is on Saturday the 27th of July
@ Saku's Galley Kallamarina in Kuopio. (Tulliportinkatu 1, on the docks just by the little arched bridge) Tickets 6€ at the door. The show starts after 2100hrs, until well after midnight.
Yo, check it, bitches!: live clips of The Shysters4

The Girl From the North-EP SOLD OUT

It's all gone. Finished. Kaput. The two original editions of our debut release are all sold out and at the moment we have no plans to print a third. All that exists now is the digital version. Download yours on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon or a shitload of other online stores, or if you prefer just stream it nonstop on your Spotify.

Last Remaining EP's For Sale

The good folks at CD Baby sent us a message that the 4 remaining copies of our debut release, The Girl From the North -EP will be destroyed if they're not sold ASAP. Being as we'd hate to see a perfectly good CD go to waste we're offering them at a reduced bargain (8$). These are the last known four copies of the 1st limited run from 2008, guaranteed to become a coveted collector's item. Damn, we really should be asking more for these. Get yours now from CD Baby!

Band of Shysters: The Girl From the North

Gigs for St. Patrick's Weekend!

In addition to playing our traditional show on Saint Patrick's Day, Sunday March 17th @ O'Connell's in Tampere (with the full band) The Shysters Quartet will be playing for two nights (Fri & Sat, March 15th & 16th) @ The Castle Irish Bar in Turku

Started Mixing the Album

In early February the first mixes for "Tipperary..." were heard. It's starting to resemble something resembling recorded music. Sneak previews are coming and we'll also be taking pre-orders soon.


Nov. 23rd: The Shysters Duo in Kouvola

The founder lads are taking back our roots with just about the first Shysters Duo gig in... like five years, or so.
The place is Pub Old Tom in Kouvola and the time is 2230hrs on Friday, 23rd of November. Admission is free.

Quartet @ King's Crown on June 2nd

The Shysters Quartet will grace School's Out Saturday with soothing sounds at the fine new King's Crown Music Cafe right here in the heart of Kuopio. Free admission, showtime 2100hrs. Some of the more mature, mellow crowd is expected... Hope you brought the British, this one's called Joe McDonnell!

"...Tipperary" A Package To Be Reckoned With

Unlike some, we still hold fast to the belief that in this day and age of iTunes and .mp3-singles people still want to experience albums. Whole albums, complete entities that grip you tight and let go only after the last track fades. Albums with covers to swoon over and artwork to die for.

It's A Long Way To Tipperary If You Wanna Rock & Roll is all this & much more, with extra content online for those so inclined. Look & listen closely, the truth (such as only Hollywood can deliver), it's out there, waiting for you to come find it. In the meantime, check out this glorious sample of the artwork & graphic design by Mr. Arvo Halme, who has gone truly to lengths above & beyond in working our album's covers & insides. Thx, d00d3! Your Arse will be reworded!

Recording Nearly Done, "...Tipperary" Album Coming This Summer!

The tracking of It's A Long Way To Tipperary If You Wanna Rock & Roll nears completion. Aapo has been recording overdubs at his Panacea Studio all spring and now we just need to record fiddle for another two songs and we can start mixing.

The working-title-turned-title of the album turns out a self-fulfilling prophecy but we are now, still crazy after all these years, preparing to start taking in pre-orders.

St. Patrick's Aftermath

You people are insane. There's just no other word for it: INSaNE. And we are eternally grateful to you. Brilliant! Just bloody BRILLIANT! You people! If you were there and happened to be taking photographs we would much appreciate you uploading them to ours or O'Connell's facebook pages. If you weren't... shame. Better luck queuing up next year at an earlier hour. I tell you, it was insane. Packed well above the rafters the bar had a somewhat tropical quality, which caused some tuning issues with some of the instruments but didn't slow the partying none. Infuckingsane. I do believe Simon might be having us back again in 2013.

Additional Recording: Kilkelly

The album will not, I'm sorry to say again, NOT be out for St. Paddy's Day. Sami is keeping the beat on a cruise in the Carribbean for some six weeks, and everybody else seems away from home as well. We did manage to secure the services of Mr. Lassi Ylönen of Lasmatic fame, went to HymHym and laid down the ground tracks for quite a proge-ish vision of the well known song Kilkelly. Principal photography, so to speak, is finished. Overdubbing endures. Be careful, lest you will be posted.

Ready For My Close-up, Mr. DeMarkus

Whew! That was close but we just managed to have the band photographed for the album in time before Sami took off for a trip to play on a Carribbean cruise liner. With the kind assistance and unerring skill of Mr. Markus Aspegren we looked better than ever (and have the negatives to prove it!), for which we are deeply & utterly obliged to him.

St. Patrick's Day Bash

An Irish gentleman and beloved acquaintance of ours, Mr. Simon Foster has invited us to once more provide rhythm to the celebration of St. Paddy's at his lovely O'Connell's Irish Bar in Tampere. Judging by last year's atmosphere it promises to be one helluva party. Like the man said, "St. Patrick's Day on a Saturday? I think I may shit myself!"

Finally Recording Our Album!

This has been some years coming but we finally sorted out our various schedules, timetables & almanacs and at the very beginning of January spent three lovely and highly productive days at Anssi's HymHym-Records' Studio in Varkaus with Olli Huttunen recording. Got down a good half of our "...Tipperary" album. Finished recording of five songs, and basic tracks for another six. Not bad. If the momentum holds up we'll be looking to release in time for St. Patrick's Day. Thems, my friends, is some cool beans!


St. Paddy's Day Gigs

We are headed to O'Connell's Irish Bar in Tampere for The Day, March 17th. It's a great place, one of the few truly Irish pubs in Finland. Feels like home right from the door. Also performing is a local group, Three of a Kind of Magic, and rumour is going around about Irish dancing being featured, too! And the whole shebang & shindig is sponsored by Magner's. Hmm, perhaps we should ask for our fee in product...
The following Saturday, 19.3. we are once again playing at Henry's Pub in Kuopio, this time with punk-profets Murskahumppa who are celebrating the release of their new album "No Problemo"... the bastards. ;)

Introducing The Shysters Quartet

From the time honoured trio ensemble we have assimilated Anni into the small band. First gig is in Gloria, Kuopio on Thursday March 10th. Admission is free.