BIO

Sami Ilmola is a singer, songwriter, designer and a producer.  Victory , his 3rd studio album is being released 20 Nov 2021 worldwide! 

”I wanted to write an album that is optimistic, full of love and make songs that give energy to people. The album is mixture between urban rythms and dancefloor beats with a modern twist. What is the most important that it brings joy to people. That is what I love to do, make someone feel good.”

Sami’s previous studioalbums are  S.M.I. (2019) & Roller Coaster  (2016). The first album  was also a Grammy contender in 2017 Grammy competition, making Sami one of the few people whose self made debut album reached the competition and was featured on Billboard magazine. Both albums are also fully written and produced by Sami. In both of these albums, Sami also playes the violin. Check out Sami’s discography at http://www.samiilmola.com

Sami Ilmola is also a music video director and has directed his own music videos, Can’t Break Me Down (2017), On My Way (2020) and Words (2021). These videos are visually bright and dreamlike visual spectacles! Sami’s videos feature hidden meanings and colors that he makes sure are there, since every small detail matters. Be sure to check out these unique pieces of pop art from Sami’s youtube channel or from here the official website!

The best thing in his work  is the possibility of using creativity every day, getting inspirations from art, music, movies, pop-world and traveling the world as much as possible. Writing songs, creating music videos and designing new products and artworks is a way of life that Sami truly embraces: “If I can bring joy to someone through my work, then I have succeeded.”

Sami was born in a middle-class family, and started studying music when he was 7 years old with violin lessons. Every afternoon, when he has ready from school, Sami stayed with his grandmother, before traveling to the city nearby to take violin lessons. Sami played the violin for over 15 years, five of them playing along in a symphony orchestra. After violin, Sami realized that his heart belonged to singing, so he started taking classical singing lessons. Sami now has also over 9 years of opera training, for example in the prestigious Helsinki Conservatory of Music, and his classical training has provided great keys for the future.

Recently Sami has taken his direction to more danceable direction, composing songs featuring the latest electronic beats. Sami´s debut album “Roller Coaster” was released in  worldwide, was a Grammy contender in 2017, and can be found from digital music stores, like iTunes & amazon. All the songs and lyrics in “Roller Coaster” are composed by Sami Ilmola. “Roller Coaster” – album ,  was also featured in Billboard magazine, the issue being titled “The Class of 2017” – Grammy contenders issue.

After making “Roller Coaster”, Sami released a music video for his album’s leading song “Can’t Break Me Down”. The video can be found on such interned platforms as youtube, dailymotion and vimeo. The video shows Sami’s true artistic vision and made the public see something new.

Sami released his second album “S.M.I.” (meaning his initials) in 2019 with a new musical sound. After the release, he started making music videos for this album. “On My Way” was released in january 2020 and “Words” in march 2021.

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Ilmola is also a graduated designer, specializing in industrial design. He studied design in Finland (the country known for being a leading in design), and has now already designed products for companies like Helsinki Music Centre, MTV, Museum of Finnish Architecture & Serlachius museum.

Since Sami has been able to express his creative mind in forms of music, design and video, the public can only wait for what is coming next! Sami also is very interested in collaborating with other artists, individuals and companies.

  • Designer (BA) , industrial design
  • Pop Singer / songwriter – Roller Coaster , Grammy contender 2017
  • Violinist – 15 years , academy of music
  • Opera singer – 9 years training, Helsinki conservatory of Music
  • D – courses both from violin and opera singing

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Sami Ilmola on muotoilija, säveltäjä ja laulaja Suomesta. Tuleva albumi “S.M.I.” (Julkaisu 3. elokuuta 2019 maailmanlaajuisesti) on Samin toinen kokonainen pitkäsoitto. Parasta työssä on oman luovuuden käyttäminen ja uusien tuotteiden ja sävelten teko. Inspiraatioita Sami saa mm. musiikista, elokuvista, pop-maailmasta sekä matkustelusta. Teollisten tuotteiden ja uusien kappaleiden teko on mielettömän hauskaa. Jos onnistun saamaan hyvän mielen, silloin olen onnistunut myös työssäni! Samin korkeakouluopinnot valmistuivat ammattinimikkeellä Muotoilija, ja erikoistumisena on Teollinen muotoilu.

Ilmola aloitti musiikin opiskelun 7 vuotiaana viulunsoitolla. Hän on soittanut viulua yli 15 vuotta, viisi niistä sinfoniaorkesterissa Etelä-Suomessa. Tärkeimmät tutkinnot on myös suoritettuna. Ilmola laulaa myös 9. vuotta opperalaulua, myös Helsingin konservatoriossa, ja klassisen koulutuksen tutkinnot ja suoritukset ovat tehneet vaupauden tehdä melkein millaisia projekteja tahansa.

Ilmola on muotoillut tuotteita esim. Musiikkitaloon, MTV:lle, Suomen arkkitehtuurimuseoon ja Serlachiusmuseoon. Töistä on syntynyt uudenlaisia esineitä, näistä mm. uusi naulakkotuote Musiikkitaloon, jota tilattiin 9000 kpl ja ne ovat käytössä Musiikkitalon naulakkohenkilökunnalla. Tuotteet ovat myös helppokäyttöisyyden lisäksi visuaalisesti kauniita ja käteviä.

Samin debyyttialbumi “Roller Coaster” julkaistiin maailmanlaajuisesti vuonna 2016, ja  se oli Grammy kilpailija vuonna 2017. Albumi oli myös esillä Yhdysvaltojen Billboard lehdessä, jonka numeron nimenä oli “The Class of 2017, 59th Grammy contenders issue”.

  • Muotoilija, teollinen muotoilu
  • Pop-Laulaja,  säveltäjä – Grammy kilpailija 2017
  • Viulisti – 15 vuotta, musiikkiopisto, valmistumistutkinto
  • Oopperalaulaja – 9 vuoden opinnot konservatoriossa