Pihasoittajat (1969 to 1975) were a folk music band with modern popular music influences.

In 1975 they represented Finland in the Eurovision song contest placing 7th in a field of 19. Members of the band for the contest were Arja Karlsson, Hannu Karlsson, Seppo Sillanpää, Harry Lindahl, Kim Kuusi and Hendrik Bergendahl.

Pihasoittajat reformed after a 20 years break in 1995. After several concerts the second revival for the band ended with Hannu Karlsson's death in December 2000.

In 2009 Pihasoittajat reformed again featuring all original band members (including Kyösti Pärssinen who did not appear in the Eurovision song contest, but excluding Hannu Karlsson and Seppo Sillanpää who had formed his own group with his daughters). Tommi Bergendahl, the son of Henrik, joined the group and contributes now with his guitar and vocal bass.

Preceded by
with Keep Me Warm
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Fredi & Ystävät
with Pump-Pump

Homepage Pihasoittajat in Finnish.

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