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.