Kuopio Finland 2015.
The song ‘Hey Hey Hey Hey’ was just born in Tornado’s mind. Shortly after, Vance heard the song. That moment started the events that lead us to the present day. The line-up didn’t take shape right away, nor did the music.
Hey Hey Hey Hey was followed by ‘Bring Back Rock’n Roll’ and ‘Far Side’. A mobile studio was brought to the Bearstone Ranch and these songs were recorded with Janne Tolsa from Note On Studio. As a result ’Introduction’ EP was born.
However, as a songwriter, Tornado was looking for something more. The great thing about the moment of creation is that you may be dealing with serendipity. Even this time, it made its appearance.
An association brought to mind an old Karelian love spell. The riff began to spin – then came the lyrics. ’Karelian Magic’ turned out as a fairly personal love song with one universal theme; every man who loves a woman knows what it feels like being under her spell.
In terms of style Karelian magic is what Tornado is after. There are some good points to a slightly lengthy production process. The band was able to find their sound in peace. They also got together with producer Timo Kämäräinen and mixing engineer Jesse Vainio. With their contribution, Gentle Savage reaches their unique sound. The band is currently in its five-member form, Theo and Tim as its newest members.
’Karelian Magic’ was released with a music video directed by Saku Petteri Perintö from Lumifilms. The video is a modern fast pace brain twister. It was widely noticed around the world and it’s been praised a lot on YouTube too.
However, Gentle Savage is not only about ’Karelian Magic’. Same session also gave rise to another song called ’Honey Bunny’… a bit tongue-in-cheek kind of a good vibes ROCK tune.
This CLASSIC HARD ROCK song has a sing-along chorus and zany lyrics that may put a smile on your face.
It was time to welcome the new decade and start the ’20s with this single release and to roll out playing live shows with the new line up.
Gentle Savage is
Tornado Bearstone, vocals and guitar
Jay B, drums and backing vocals
Vance Bead, bass and backing vocals
Tim O`Shore, guitar and backing vocals
Theo van Boom, keyboards and backing vocals