Marty The Random Guy & Devil Box

After writing that Patrick Sweany review I thought I make this a blues night here at and quickly wrote about a couple of somewhat blues-related great artists that have gotten criminally little amount of love on this blog even though I really like both of them.


Marty The Random Guy is a blues/country/rock singer-songwriter from Turku and have played some great concerts around here. I’m not sure how well-known he is elsewhere, because I don’t really follow the roots music circle too well. Anyway, at least he should-be-well-known everywhere, because he is pretty damn good. He released a wonderful little disc called Hooks a couple years back. It’s got some fantastic stuff on it. I especially like the country-flavoured tunes, because that’s closer to my taste. However, the blues stuff is also pretty convincing. I hope he manages to release some new stuff soon. You can check out songs from Hooks at myspace, if you aren’t already completely fed up with that site. Below is a pretty new live clip courtesy of Telmu RY.

Marty The Random Guy at Facebook
Marty The Random Guy at myspace
Marty The Random Guy Website

Marty photo by Sandra Nyberg.


Devil Box has to do something right, because they are able to make instrumentals that I do enjoy. That’s a tough task, because usually I hate those things. Vocals and harmony vocals are by far the most important instrument to me and Devil Box have none of them. But they do have as much style and substance as Chazz Michael Michaels and are able create pretty magical bluesy instrumentals. I think some kind of release is coming up soon, but meanwhile you can listen to them at Soundcloud. Here’s one sample entitled (Gonna Be a) Feast On the Patio. You’ll find a couple more if you hit that soundcloud link.

The Devil Box at Soundcloud
The Devil Box at Facebook

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Flavour of the Month – Graceskull, The Soft Rabbit, Marty The Random Guy

Flavour of the Month is once again just around the corner. I’m pretty excited about this one, because Vaasa boys Graceskull and The Soft Rabbit are hitting the stage along with local roots guru Marty The Random Guy. It will be a great evening. Make sure you visit those links below, if you don’t know these guys. They are all wonderful. Here’s the information in finnish:


Turkulaisen indieklubi Flavour Of The Monthin maaliskuun iltamiin 4.3. saapuu vieraita Vaasasta, tuosta Klamydian, Sportin ja pohjalaisen vaatimattomuuden kehdosta. Pääesiintyjänä kuullaan tummasävyistä ja tyylitajuista Graceskull-yhtyettä, joka tekee paluuta sekä levytys- että keikkarintamalla monivuotiseksi venahtaneen tauon jälkeen. Bändin johtohahmo, matalaääninen solisti ja biisintekijä Ove Ritola tunnetaan myös monesti Flavourin alkuvuosina klubilla vierailleesta The Sugarrushista sekä mm. The Conquistadorsista. The Sugarrush-miehistöä pyörii illan aikana lavalla sekä Graceskullin että Sugarrush-basisti Timo “Coma” Silvennoisen sooloprojektin The Soft Rabbitin taustalla.

Illan avaa ei-vaasalainen vahvistus, kun Turun oma Marty The Random Guy saapuu paikalle akustisine soittopeleineen ja juurevan folk/blues/songwriter-materiaalinsa kanssa. Illan henkeen sopivaa, tosin vähemmän vaasalaista, levymusiikkia tarjoilee Flavour Of The Monthin oma DJ-komppania.


pe 4.3.
“Vaasa By Night Special”
The Soft Rabbit
w/ special non-Vaasa guest Marty The Random Guy
+ FOTM DJ team
liput 3€
Graceskull Website
The Soft Rabbit at myspace
Marty The Random Guy Website

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