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.

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.