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Instrumental rock from the land of a thousand lakes.

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On the Rocks (2017)  Reetta Tulemo

Music

The Story of John Doe

(November 2014)

Tracks

Feel the Breeze 3:01

Day at the Beach 2:39

Funhouse 2:20

The Story of John Doe 3:51

Nomad 3:40

Credits

Juha Siirilä: Guitars
Janne Boman: Bass
Jyri Salmi: Drums
Olli-Pekka Ollikainen: Rhythm guitars on “Feel the Breeze”

Music by Juha Siirilä
Produced by Juha Siirilä
Recorded by Juha Siirilä and Jukka Packalen in various sessions and locations around Helsinki, Finland, between May 2013 – May 2014
Mixed and mastered by Jukka Packalen at Maahir Music Services, Helsinki, Finland
Art direction by Juha Siirilä

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EP on Amazon EP on CD Baby EP on iTunes EP on Spotify

Melodic Soloists

(January 2010)

Compilation album showcasing 17 instrumental artists around the world delivering melodic guitar-driven instrumental rock. Released by Mad Guitar Records.

Artists in order of appearance: Mr. Fastfinger (FIN), Stephane Dufour (CAN), Jose de Castro (ESP), Magnus Olsson (SWE), ED To Shred (USA), Roo (FIN/FRA), Tony Smotherman (USA), Jerry Jennings (USA), Porty (ESP), Federico Miranda (CRI), Scott Allen (USA), DIP (FIN), Karmattitude (FRA), Ponch Satrio (IDN), Kris Barras (GBR), Guitarsnake (FRA), Rick Graham (GBR)

Tracks

Feel the Breeze 3:04

Credits

Juha Siirilä: Guitars, bass and drum programming

Music by Juha Siirilä
Produced by Romain "Roo" Chapus
Recorded by Aleksi Ahokas at Kampin Demostudio in Helsinki, Finland, in September 2009
Mixed and mastered by Chris Beaver, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Art direction by Juha Siirilä

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DIP’s Juha can write a helluva riff, and he has talent for developing an aggro, repeating line into a melodic adventure. He also holds off the shred tactics until he has won your interest, which makes his crescendo a real treat, instead of just “more of the same.” Bravo!

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Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief
On the song “Feel the Breeze”
(Guitar Player, April 2010)

Live at Bar Loose (2013)

Bar Loose (2013)  Tommi Viitala

Gigs

Upcoming

Past

Live at Bar Bäkkäri

Bar Bäkkäri (2012)  Risto Kokkonen

On the Rocks (2017)  Reetta Tulemo

Band

Biography

DIP is a Finnish instrumental rock group influenced by the likes of Joe Satriani and Danny Gatton.

Headed by guitarist/songwriter Juha Siirilä, the band performs compact and catchy guitar-driven tunes, blending influences ranging from rock and surf to country and blues.

The song “Feel the Breeze” debuted on Mad Guitar Records’ “Melodic Soloists” compilation album released in January 2010. DIP’s debut EP, “The Story of John Doe”, was released in November 2014.

Rounding out the four-piece group are bass player Janne Boman, drummer Jyri Salmi and rhythm guitarist Olli-Pekka Ollikainen. The line-up has been playing the Helsinki club circuit since 2010.

Live at Club Liberté (2010)

Club Liberté (2010)  Risto Kokkonen

Members

Juha Siirilä

(Lead guitar)

Favorite piece of gear
Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah

Behind the music
A visual culture enthusiast armed with pencils and pixels.

Janne Boman

(Bass)

Favorite piece of gear
VOX amPlug for Bass

Behind the music
A bicycle buff with Basso (bass in Finnish) to ride.

Jyri Salmi

(Drums)

Favorite piece of gear
Balbex KS Fusion Hickory Drumsticks

Behind the music
A definite outdoor person from hunting to dog training.

Olli-Pekka Ollikainen

(Rhythm guitar)

Favorite piece of gear
Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar

Behind the music
A boy of summer dipping his toes wherever the sun goes.

Live at Club Liberté (2011)

Club Liberté (2011)  Irina Ahonen

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