Hi! I'm Splendid. My real name is Pekka Laine, but my friends started calling me "Splendid" about five years ago. I used to comment on things "loistavaa" which is the Finnish for "Splendid". So my name has nothing to do with what I am like!!! :)

Music takes most of my time, but when I'm not doing music, I mostly sport or eat. I like to spend time with my friends. Good friends are very important to me. One reason why I am a musician today is that my parents and my grandmother always supported me on whatever I wanted to do. (That is when I was not up to something forbidden... ;)

Personal favourites...

Band: Police, Muse, Coldplay, Radiohead

Album: OK Computer (Radiohead), Harsoinen teräs (Hassisen Kone), Tubular bells (Mike Oldfield)

Artist: Jean Sibelius, Frank Zappa, Kate Bush, Stina Nordenstam

Song: Paranoid android (Radiohead), Trouble (Coldplay), Wuthering heights (Kate Bush), The man with the child in his eyes (Kate Bush), Child is my name (Kemopetrol)

Finnish band: Kemopetrol, The Crash, Hassisen Kone

Finnish artist: Vesa-Matti Loiri

TV-series: Twin Peaks, Columbo

Movie: Amadeus, Edward Scissor Hands, Dead Poet's Society

Actor: Jack Nicholson, Peter Falk, Michelle Pfeiffer

Gig: Frank Zappa in Helsinki 1988

Cartoon hero: Obelix

Place: Home, Lapland, Rumpalinvuori

Food: Everything goes! (Especially cheese: camembert)

Sports: Cross-country skiing, javelin, gym, cykling, ice hockey, football, badminton, jogging

TV-sports: Football

Athlete: Jan Zelesny (javeller)

Book: Lontoon parhaat pubit (Best pubs in London) by Kari Ylänne

Piece of furniture: Bed

Everyday joy: Friends

Fairy-tale creature: Ana