Jani Allan Kristian Liimatainen (born 9 September 1980 in Kemi, Finland) is a Finnish musician, songwriter and backing vocalist . He is the former guitarist and one of the founding members of the power metal band Sonata Arctica. He has also performed with Cain's Offering, Altaria and Stratovarius vocalist Timo Kotipelto (his band mate in Cain's Offering).
Most of his technique is self-taught, even though he had a few guitar lessons early in his life. He is endorsed by Ibanez, plays a Destroyer DT 200 Custom, the Ibanez JPM4 P4 (which is John Petrucci's signature model), and Ibanez "Streetwise" USA Custom guitars & Ibanez Rg 2020X. He cites Freak Kitchen, Dream Theater, and Pain of Salvation as his biggest musical influences.
He currently resides in Kotka.
Jani was one of the founders of Sonata Arctica in 1995. Besides playing, he has also contributed to the band's songwriting with "My SeleneЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Blackoustic [19.10.2012, альбом]
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