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Originally started one night in the first ’90s for a number of the members from the Finnish alternative rock-band Kumukameli to pass enough time after a show, Eläkeläiset took popular songs and added a normal Finnish humppa (or oompah) element to them, albeit with modern instrumentation. With Onni Varis on keyboards, Lassi Kinnunen on accordion, Martti Varis on bass, Petteri Terävä (who was simply later changed by Petteri Hanonen), and Jouni Hukka on drums (who was simply later changed by Kristian Voutilained), and everything bandmembers adding to vocals, Unäkeläiset possess released many albums, including 1995’s Humpan Kuninkaan Hovissa; 1996’s In Humppa We Trust — Live!, which showcased the exuberance of their live present; 2000’s Humppa-Akatemia; and 2003’s Humppaelamaa, the to begin the band’s information to include exclusively original material.

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