Pantse Syrjä / Eppu Normaali

Pantse plays

VSOP Classic

Eppu Normaali is the national treasure of Finland – the best selling (Finnish singing) ever rock band in our country. The band has released 14 studio albums, of which 10 has sold platinum and 4 gold. Their style of music has shifted along the years from the early era punk rock to more melodic direction.

Eppu Normaali was formed in 1976 by brothers Martti (vocals) and Mikko “Pantse” Syrjä (guitar), their cousin Aku Syrjä (drums), Mikko Saarela (bass) and Juha Torvinen (left-handed guitar). The lineup has remained the same except a couple of bass player changes, first to Mikko Nevalainen (1979) and then again by Sami Ruusukallio (1989).

Pantse played a long time with two good Squier guitars, that he happened to find at a local guitar shop the mid 80’s. Then in 2004 or 2005 he happened to find more guitars, again at the local guitar shop – this time two Ruokangas VSOPs. And since then he has used mainly the Ruokangas guitars both in studio and live.

Pantse plays VSOP Classic Eppu Normaali is the national treasure of Finland – the best selling (Finnish singing) ever rock band in our country. The band has released 14 studio albums, of which 10 has sold platinum and 4 gold. Their style of music has shifted along the years from the early era punk rock […]