Who I am.
My name is Tomi Saario and I'm a 22-year-old guitarist and singer-songwriter from Finland. As long as I can remember, it has been my dream to become a successful artist. It all started when I discovered my dad´s old guitar in my grandpa's basement at the age of five. Ever since then, the guitar became a part of me, I took it everwhere I went and practised several hours each day. I loved listening to old blues records, trying to imitate what I heard
As I grew older and my dream manifested itself, I however came to realise that my home country could not give me the possibilities to achieve my goal on the desired scale.
So after finishing my military service, I decided to leave my home country and try to make my dream come true in the one city that is so famous for its vibrant music scene and limitless opportunities: London.
Nowadays I have been living in London for almost a year, playing gigs, busking and writing lots of songs, all of which are very valuable activities for an emerging artist. But what really makes the difference for the launch of a successful artist career, is the release of actual music. Good music I might add! ;)
I'm soon starting to record my first real EP with a very talented young producer named Austen Jux-Chandler. Austen, who has already worked with music industry heavy weights such as Lady Gaga, John Legend and Ed Sheeran, is very ambitious like myself. We met by chance after a gig of mine at the Spice of Life and quickly noticed that we are like minded. The recording and production will take place at the legendary Dean St Studios in Soho.
Unfortunately studio time is very expensive and so is living in London. That is why I'm asking you to help me fund my EP. The total cost of the recording process will be around 4500£. I'm looking to gather about a half of that with an investment of 2000£ with this campaign.
All the donations will be answered with a personal and creative reward directly from me. Depending on how much you decide to donate the rewards vary and get better and better. However, whether you donate 10£ or a 1000£, I appreciate each and every one of you and every single donation.
Are you with me on this journey? LETS DO THIS!