The Band

Bio

Born in Italy, singer Andrea Brosio moves to Finland at the age of 19. Six years later he graduates as Pop/Jazz singer from the Conservatory of Jyväskylä, and that same year he releases his first acoustic solo album as songwriter. Following this period, he takes part in various projects with local musicians, and forms two rock bands – Grey Heron and The Scions.

In 2017 Brosio takes part in the Finnish TV program, “ The Voice”. He joins the team of legendary Hanoi Rocks’ frontman and co-founder, Michael Monroe, and makes it into the final of the competition where he finishes third overall. After competing in “The Voice”, Brosio forms the brand-new band, White Cloud Fire, featuring long-time school-friend and fellow songwriter Ilkka Kainulainen on guitar (Piecemaker, SICI, Von Vida, Electric Beat Orgy) and Jaakko Pellotsalo on bass (Autere, Viilto, Grey Heron). The band line-up is completed by the addition of half Italian school-friend, Paulo Poverini on drums (Lajitoverit, The Leopards). On July 24th, White Cloud Fire releases its first single, “Libertà”, featuring Monroe on all backing vocals and as producer, co-lyricist and co-arranger. The band starts performing shows three days later during the Neste Rally Finland.

On Sept. 18th Brosio joins Monroe for his Alasti-klubi TV-episode as backing vocalist. On Oct. 20th, sharing the stage with Sami Yaffa, Rich Jones, Steve Conte, Karl Rockfist, Nasty Suicide, Dregen, and Eicca Toppinen from Apocalyptica, Brosio makes his appearance at Monroe’s solo-career 30th-anniversary gig with a duet of “Dead, Jail or Rock N’ Roll”.

In early 2018 White Cloud Fire releases its second single “Love Will Give You Bliss”, while “Libertà” makes its first appearance on Radio Rock and, in February, the band opens for Monroe’s band at three different venues. After finishing the recordings, White Cloud Fire announces the release of its first LP “So Far So Good On Planet Earth” released on Dec. 21st 2018. This 9-track album includes, in addition to the first two singles, four brand-new unreleased songs, one bonus track and two live-covers from Brosio and Pellotsalo’s former project, Grey Heron, recorded at legendary Tavastia, Helsinki, whilst opening for Monroe’s band.

In 2019 White Cloud Fire hits the UK with 9 live shows in support of their album release. Later that year, guitarist Jaakko Puusaari (Canvas of Silence, Sielujen Palasia, Judas Avenger) joins the band, sharing the stage for the first time at Kallio Block Party Festival. The arrrival of Puusaari establishes a new era for White Cloud Fire, leading the band sound to become heavier with clear influences from metal music.

In 2020 Brosio appears on the first Finnish edition of the TV-Show All Together Now as one of the judges headed by Laura Voutilainen, and later on the same year White Cloud Fire releases its third music video from the track “Candle In The Dark”, another collaboration between Monroe and the band, with live footage taken from their Uk Tour of the previous year.

Due to the impossibility of touring regarding the Covid-19 situation, White Cloud Fire focuses on recording new songs, ready to start performing again with their newest repertoire.

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Paulo Poverini

Drums
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Ilkka Kainulainen

Guitar
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Andrea Brosio

Vocal
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Jaakko Pellotsalo

Bass
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Jaakko Puusaari

Guitar