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Kai Hahto

Wintersun, Nightwish


With MEINL since:



December 31, 1973

Place of birth:

Vaasa, Finland

Currently living in:

Vaasa, Finland

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

I don't own a car

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Just do all kind of things with my two boys and meeting my friends

Favorite Food:

Chinese, Italian and everything my wife cooks

Favorite Drink:

Water, Beer


Freddie Gruber, Joe Morello, Jim Chapin, John Riley, Patrick Lax, Stefan Broqvist

Highlight of your career so far:

When i Joined Wintersun and to be able to do this and make a living out of it

Drumming strengths:

To be able to play many styles and good ears

Drumming means to me:

Freedom and self expression. A way of life.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Stay open to new things and respect everybody because everybody has something to offer. Investigate the past of drumming heroes like Gene Krupa, Max Roach, Buddy name a few

How would you describe yourself:

Happy and calm person

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I did it my way :-)