Kraemer is a new musical collaboration that sees Finnish vocalist Erik Kraemer (Simulacrum) applying his vocals to melodic hard rock songs in the style of the classic Scandinavian school of the genre. Musicians backing him include Alessandro Del Vecchio on bass, keyboards, and background vocals, Andrea Seveso (Robin McAuley) on guitars and Michele Sanna (Brother Against Brother) on drums. With a set of songs written by Del Vecchio, Marco Sivo, Pete Alpenborg (ex-Arctic Rain), Kristian Fyhr (Seventh Crystal), Jan Akesson (Infinite & Divine), Ulrick Lönnqvist, Fabio Dessi, and Carmine Martone, and outstanding production from the always in demand Del Vecchio, this record showcases the talents of one of the hottest up-and-coming vocalists of the European scene and will be an absolute delight for the ears of all melodic music lovers.
Erik Kraemer is a singer and performer who has years of experience touring in his homeland of Finland with different bands and has also starred in various musical productions. He is also known for being one of the singers of Finnish progressive metallers Simulacrum. Additionally, he has collaborated with Timo Tolkki (Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Stratovarius) on the guitarist's Infinite Visions project and more recently on the Circus Of Rock project masterminded by Finnish drummer Mirka Rantanen.
Erik's musical adventure started at the age of eight when his mother started taking him to choir practices at the Turku Cathedral. At the same time, he also started piano lessons. All together, he sang for ten years in the choir and played piano for nine years. Classical music didn't appeal to him much though and he started listening to hard rock and heavy metal. Later, Erik graduated from the Turku University of Applied Sciences with a Bachelor of Social Services degree in 2013 and as a musician from the Turku Conservatory in 2016. He has acted in many theatre productions and perhaps his most known role is the interpretation of legendary Finnish singer Rauli Badding Somerjoki.