Oskari Halsti

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Photo: Tero Ahonen

Hello there. My name is Oskari and I’m an experienced London-based musician. Before starting my studies at the Guildhall Artist Masters programme as a scholar this year, I’ve already been privileged to work with multiple gold and platinum selling artists in my home country of Finland. I’ve worked a whole range of different roles from recording and production with artists like Ellinoora (Warner) and Kalevauva.fi (Vallilan Sorvi / Playground Music), to performance and songwriting with Scandinavian Music Group (Sony/Cortison), RULES (Soliti) and Wedding Crashers (ex. Universal/Mercury). Add up all the streams of the productions I’ve been involved in, and the number would be somewhere in the millions. The number of live shows I’ve played so far is somewhere around 1000. I sing, play bass, acoustic guitar, drums and piano. I genuinely feel my generalism gives me a uniquely wide experience of what it means to make music, and helps with understading production.

A song by: Oskari Halsti, Chris Morton
Performed by: Oskari Halsti (vocals, drums, piano, production, mixing), Guildhall Session Orchestra
Choir: Chris Morton, Isabel Woodings, Sam Storey, James Grout-Smith
Video by: Oskari Halsti, Isabelle Brawn

Even so, what I really haven’t done so much over the past few years, is to just write and produce my own songs by myself. So what you’re witnessing here is a world premiere really. This music is a post-rock influenced combination of electronic and acoustic sounds laced with my tenderly crispy vocal. If I wasn’t being so formal though, I would probably describe it as “Nordic Noir” or “Sad Party”, which are both musical genres completely of my own invention rather than an actual thing.

Written by Oskari Halsti
Produced and mixed by: Oskari Halsti
Video: Guildhall AV

The sole purpose of my writing is to make great songs. Maybe not always simple ones, but one way or another, to create memorable and catchy moments in time. And that is also the reason I am here in London, to grow to new heights as a songwriter and a producer.

Written and produced by Oskari Halsti
Visuals: Gwen Howard

Thank you for reading through. I am currently not signed to any label or publishing as an individual, so I would be most interested in working with you. Find my contact details below the Soundcloud player.

Please contact me at:
UK +447770604359
FI +358405416928

Photo: Tero Ahonen