Artist: Hannu Lepisto


Press release:
Have A Beautiful Life

HWR out Cover Have A Beautiful Life-ver2

Label Mailing Address:
Homeward Records, Oy
Kotipolku 3
00600 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +011 358 40 7339820
Publicist: V.U. Music

" Tom Waits and Lou Reed a run for their money." (D.J. e.V., CKCU-FM 93.1)

“AMAZING voice! ...You sound so full of passion and expression! Love it!”
Katherine Dines, MAJIC 100 FM (twitter comment)

I.Y.L.: The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Ville Valo, The 69 Eyes, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Crash Test Dummies, Johnny Cash.

Cutting a genre-bent swath through the alternative scene, this son of a Lutheran priest's powerful bass-baritone vocals blend equal parts gravel, black velvet & bourbon into a compelling, often bittersweet brew of alt-rock, blues, noise R & B, and Americana on Hannu Lepisto's debut LP album. Have A Beautiful Life features the percussion talents of Michael Blair (Lou Reed; Tom Waits; Elvis Cotello; Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band;) on several tracks.. Blair also produced & drummed on Lepisto's debut solo EP “Run Away With Me”, which made the top ten list at CKCU-FM for 2011. Have A Beautiful Life was mastered Matthew Agoglia (Masterdisc, The Ranch) Holding the top spot as Finland's #1 Alternative artist for almost 2 solid years on Reverbnation, Lepisto remains in their top 10 alternative artists for Finland. Before going solo, Hannu fronted soft rock quintet The Matt Pistol Project, opening for Bonnie Tyler on her Finnish tour, as well as for rockers Poets of The Fall. Hannu holds a Bachelor of Theology from the University of Helsinki, and is a thesis away from his Master’s degree.

Track Listing:
1. I Wanna Walk All Night (1
2. Abuse Me To Soothe Me (coming single)
3. Conquerors Of The World
4. Larger Than Life
5. Trapped Me, Trapped You
6. I'll Do Anything For You
7. Ugly Soul
8. I Think She'd Die For Me
9. Homebound
10. Have A Beautiful Life
*Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10 : all tracks clean, except track 5: explicit lyrics.

Single Release Date (digital): December 3, 2013.

I Wanna Walk digi Single cover 1000x1000

Digi-album Release Date: December 10th, 2013.
Hardcopy CD release / Streaming concert via : TBA

Youtube Hannuification:
Youtube Hannu Lepisto


Hannu's debut five song digital EP out NOW in iTunes... & .
Featuring the legendary Michael Blair (
Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello...) and Ulf"Rockis"Ivarsson (Thåström, Nicolai Dunger...) as rhythm section and producers for this new batch of personal and emotionally direct songs. .. Produced, recorded and lead-guitared by Petteri Mård. .. .. Executive Producers Michael Blair & Markku J. Lepistö. .. Mixed by Ollie Olson (Ice-T, Coolio, Teddybears STHLM, Robyn, Christian Falk, Christian Walz....) Mastered by The Man himself Howie Weinberg (Nirvana: Nevermind, Beastie Boys: License To Ill, Run D.M.C.: Tougher Than Leather, U2: Pop, Sonic Youth: Goo, Tom Waits: Rain Dogs, Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger, Jeff Buckley: Grace, Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie....... and now Hannu) ..
Get Yours Now!
Official Hannu Facebook page

Tapsa & Juhani


Instrumental Nostalgic Melodic Melodramatic Twangy Rautalanka Guitar Guitarheroism Lo-Fi Soundscape Duo Explosion