Erja Lyytinen & Friends: Blue Christmas 2022 – Erja Lyytinen - Paleface - Emilia Sisco

Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00130 Helsinki
Savoy Theatre

A memorable concert experience for fans of blue blues and red Christmas!

A memorable concert experience for fans of blue blues and red Christmas!

Hosted by singer-guitarist Erja Lyytinen, the cheerfully rocking Blue Christmas 2022 tour has established itself as the annual Christmas tradition of blues fans! This year, Erja Lyytinen’s tour will include rapper Paleface and soul singer Emilia Sisco.

The concert will feature some of the favourite songs of Erja Lyytinen and her guests from over the years. In addition, the programme will include rocking arrangements and warm interpretations of familiar – and not so familiar – Christmas carols. During this two-hour concert, the soloists will perform songs with Erja Lyytinen’s trusted band both together and separately. The concert is a diverse selection of blues, rock ‘n’ roll and evergreen tunes!

Dubbed as Finland’s Blues Queen, Erja Lyytinen has achieved more than anyone else in the history of Finnish blues during the past two decades. This international award-winning guitarist has performed alongside world-famous guitarists such as Sonny Landreth, Jennifer Batten and Joe Bonamassa, and she has opened for Tom Jones, Robert Plant and Carlos Santana.

Lyytinen was also invited by Santana to perform with his band in front of 20,000 people in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki in the summer of 2018. Things have not slowed down since then, as Erja Lyytinen has toured the world and performed with, for example, “Blues Brother” Dan Aykroyd at the Toronto Jazz Festival. Her latest album “Waiting For The Daylight” was released in October 2022.

Lyytinen combines modern and old blues and progressive tones in her playing and has grown a solid audience. Her recognitions include the “Best Guitarist 2017” of the European Blues Awards and she ranked #2 in the reader vote for “The Top 10 Best Players Right Now” of the Total Guitar magazine.

Paleface (Karri Miettinen) is one of Finland’s most esteemed and international rap artists. His debut album “The Pale Ontologist” (2001) was the cornerstone of Finnish hip-hop and was also noticed abroad. Hit singles like “Back to Square One” and “The Ultimate Jedi Mind Trick – Episode IV” have definitely stuck in people’s minds and also expanded his fan base across genres.

Paleface has released several albums, and especially those in Finnish have been very well received and brought tributes to Paleface in the form of Emma Awards and a cultural award granted in 2016.

Emilia Sisco performs retro soul and blues with a deep passion and voice and she has been acknowledged widely during the last few years. The Finnish Blues Awards chose her as the best newcomer of 2017, and her critically acclaimed debut album “You Ain’t Heard” was released one year after that. This has paved way for Emilia Sisco and her band to perform all over Europe.

Musically Emilia Sisco is about mixing together Afro-American jazz traditions, modern arrangements and retro soul. On her latest single “Don’t Believe You Like That” she collaborated with the famous Cold Diamond & Mink, and it was published by the distinguished Timmion Records.

Duration approx. 2 h, including intermission

Age limit: all ages