Risto Niinikoski

Finland

 

Risto Niinikoski

Independent (Vain elämää/Egotrippi)

 

Risto Niinikoski is a Finnish drummer (born December 31, 1979), producer and session musician. 

He has recorded with a wide range of artists and has been a first call player since moving to Helsinki in the early 2000s. 

Risto has recorded and toured with many Finnish top artists such as: Samu Haber (Sunrise Avenue), Samuli Edelmann, Hanna Pakarinen, Egotrippi, Lauri tähkä, Cheek, Kaija Koo, Juha Tapio, Johanna Kurkela, Hector, Mikael Gabriel, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Anna Eriksson, Anssi Kela, Erin and Suvi Teräsniska. 

He is one of the most recorded session musicians of his generation who has worked on hunderds of albums and over thousand songs. 

Risto is one of the most sought after drummers in Finnish TV. He is longtime drummer in the house band for the super popular music program called Vain elämää (Så mycket bättre). He is also the musical director for tv show BumtsiBum (Så ska det låta). He has also played drums on Idols, X-factor, Dancing with the stars and various other TV programs. 

Risto uses the W-55FP sticks.
Check them out here!