Timo Rautiainen is a Finnish singer, guitar player, and songwriter best known for his heavy metal band Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus ("Trio Neckshot"). He has provided vocals and guitar for the bands Lyijykomppania ("Leadcompany") and Aku Ankkuli. In 2006-2007 he also hosted a cultural television program for Finnish TV.
Timo Aulis Rautiainen was born on January 25, 1963 in Sulkava, Finland. During the early part of his music career, Rautiainen still worked actively as a student counselor -- and was frequently dubbed "The Grim Teacher" by the press -- but after his considerable success, he has been exclusively working as a professional musician.
Rautiainen made his name as the singer-guitarist of Lyijykomppania, a Finnish-language heavy metal band with a strong cult following that started its recording career in 1990, although ...
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