GIGS & EVENTS
- HELSINGIN SANOMAT
Lauri became a permanent member of the Helsinki music scene after he organized and performed the first ever stage interpretation of the rock opera ‘Joe’s Garage’ by Frank Zappa in cooperation with Gail Zappa. Full performance rights are rarely given to any Zappa opera, with Gail commenting: “Lauri was very persistent and his idea was pretty cool!” The event was sold out and widely publicized in the Finnish media, with Lauri receiving particular praise for his lead vocal performance. The rebellious story at the heart of ‘Joe’s Garage’, and its massively complex musical landscape had always inspired Lauri, and getting the chance to play it live with the support of a full-scale production, was a musical dream come true.