CountrySide started as a duo in the early 90s. In two years, the band grew into a 6-man orchestra. After several membership changes, the standard configuration became as follows.
Pekka Jaakkola ac. guitar , harmonica and harmony vocals, Hande Soini el.guitar, Mikki Korpela bass, Tero Kaario keyboards, Pete Laamanen drums and Helge Hölttä ac.guitar and lead vocals. With this line-up, we toured Finland and Estonia for several years and closer to a thousand gigs. In addition to the band gigs, duo gigs were made by Pekka and I.
There were unforgettable gigs, for example supporting Albert Lee & the Hogans Heroes in Ähtäri midsummer festival -94.