MARTIN SÖDERBACKA | GUITARIST

About

Martin Söderbacka is a guitarist and composer from Kokkola in Finland. Martin composes music for own groups and co-leads several bands together with his wife, bassist Eevalotta Matikainen. Martin plays in groups Soul What? feat. Joonatan Rautio, Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo, SM4 with David Lyttle (IRL) & Siim Aimla (EST), JazzAcc 4tet and Bröder Duo among others.


Martin studied music at Yrkeshögskolan Novia in Jakobstad and graduated in year 2013. He studied guitar with Niklas Winter, Mathias Sandberg and Teemu Viinikainen. 

Martin has since then performed and toured with Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo and collaborated with numerous great guest artists such as: Joonatan Rautio, Jukka Perko, Siim Aimla (EST), David Lyttle (IRL), Teemu Viinikainen, Osmo Ikonen, Sami Saari, Jesse Kaikuranta, Manuel Dunkel, Olli Soikkeli, Niklas Winter, Mika Mylläri, Mikko Pettinen, Mikko Hassinen, Jaska Lukkarinen, Toni Porthén, Mikael Svarvar, Sid Hille and Charlotta Kerbs.

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Martin Söderbacka Guitarist

Discography

Own releases:
Upcoming Feb 1st 2023: Martin Söderbacka – Söderby single
Upcoming 01/2023: JazzAcc 4tet – Rajapinnalla
Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo – Christmas, 2022
Eevalotta Matikainen & Martin Söderbacka – Ruska -single, 2022
Simon Granlund & Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo – Jul, Jul, Strålande Jul -single, 2021
Soul What? feat. Joonatan Rautio – What Lies Ahead, 2016
Soul What? – The Silver Lining, 2013

Sideman work:
Isa Lindgren & Mika Mylläri – Villoveega, 2022
Suvi Lindell – Paint Me A River, 2022
Suvi Lindell – Ordinary People single, 2022
Göran Sjöholm – September, 2021
Suvi Savola – October Wind single, 2020
Kyrkans Ungdom – Finländska mässan, 2020
Uskomaton Elämä – Juhlaton kevät single, 2019
Sami Heinonen – Kiinni toisissamme single, 2015
Rockway Musikskolan – CD ja opetusvideot, 2012
Skolmusik 2013 CD-levy, 2011
Börje Nylund – Tales From the Old West, 2011

Martin Söderbacka Guitarist

Music

NEW SINGLE “SÖDERBY” OUT FEB 1ST ON ALL STREAMING PLATTFORMS!

 

Martin wrote this tune when he first heard that the old elementary school where he attended as a child was beeing closed forever due to funding issues.

“The following morning after I got the news, I woke up with this melody in my head. I picked up my guitar and a few moments later the song had come to life from the fond memories from my childhood and also from the thougth – as one chapter closes another one begins. I feel as an artist that political decisions like this does affect people on many levels.” -Martin Söderbacka

Martin Söderbacka Solo Jazz Guitar

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