A Finnish Grammy nominated record producer, songwriter and musician, Timo Tolkki has sold over 3 million records during his 25 year career. He has played over 1500 shows in every continent across the globe and produced around 50 albums. He has released 13 albums with Stratovarius and 2 solo albums. Timo started playing guitar when he was 7 years old. His early influences were ABBA, The Beatles and The Shadows. Very quickly he progressed to the point where he wanted an electric guitar. After hearing “Smoke on the Water” on the radio the rest was history.