We are Kippis, a Power Pop band that sings in Finnish & English, based in Alameda/Oakland, CA.
Our band is a new project that has played together for a while, but all band members have years of experience, from Bay Area venues such as Red Devil Lounge, Independent, Rickshaw Stop, Elbo Room, DNA Lounge, Paradise Lounge, Transmission Theatre/StudioZ, Freight & Salvage, La Pena and Biscuits & Blues.
Kippis members have played/sang in Bay Area bands & groups such as: Fuzzbucket, Virgin Killers (Scorpions cover band), Skycastle/Buzz (live Rock Operas in SF), Slaptones, Big Brutha Soul, the Grammy-nominated PME, and Solstice.
Kippis (Finnish for Cheers) rocks out with songs in Finnish and English. They take their inspiration from the greats of Finnish rock n roll, past and present, filling their set with classic Finnish crowd pleasers. Occasionally they will cross the border into Sweden, but only for ABBA. Because ABBA belongs to everybody.
Kippis got its start in 2007 when Mari, Kurt and Eric decided they wanted to pour their experience/love for rock, metal, a cappella and pop music into one big shaker and stir. Shortly after, Ryan joined to add the much needed flavor of his drum beats and since then we haven't been able to stop cheersing.