Olli Ontronen (born 1982) - drummer, harmonica player and singer

Olli's musical career started 1990 when he took his first drum lessons at the local music conservatoire. Music school gave him a great start and good knowledge about the theory of music; he can read sheets and he's also able to do classical stuff such as timpani etc. He also did military service in Finnish conscript band as a snare drum player.

After the military service he continued musical studies for a while but was then called up for his first professional job as a blues drummer. 2002 he joined Otis Grand and the big Blues Band in UK. He stayed there six months playing all over UK and central europe. At that time OG had a band with top players such as Danny McCormack and Paul Corry. During this period he also got to play with Bobby Parker, Deitra Farr and Michael Roach on American Fest. of the Blues -tour.

Every since he's been playing with many great players and musicians such as Candye Kane & Laura Chavez, Gene Taylor, Zakiya Hooker, Lazy Lester, Phil Guy, Sean Carney, Shaun Booker etc. Wentus Blues Band, which is know as most hardest working blues band in Finland have used Olli in several occasions as a fill-in musician. Both harmonica and drums.

Yes, you got it right..Harmonica, guitar and singing came into picture in 1998 when Olli started his very first bluesband. With six piece band called Bluesology he performed in the nordics from clubs to festivals. Bluesology also released two albums; Too Much and Red House Roll.

In the year 2012 Olli decided to change concept with his band. The new name of the band is....Mighty Shitty. YES Olli O. & Mighty Shitty. The name really includes all about it. The blues, the blue feeling and trying to live with it. Even though the name is a bit shady it describes the songs and the style quite well. It is ment to be scandalous! :) Mighty Shitty is ssomething different; raw, brutal, jamming, jam blues, four members, sounds, stories with meaning, statements... just to give you some words to describe whats going on.

Currently Olli is working mainly with Candye Kane's european tours and his own Mighty Shitty -band. He also does alot of freelance gigs for many artists.


 in FINNISH

Olli Ontronen (s 1982) - rumpali, huuliharpisti ja laulaja.

Olli Ontrosen musiikillinen ura alkoi Keskipohjanmaan Konsertatorion ruimputunneilta vuonna 1990. Musiikkikoulu antoi hyvät eväät ja perustiedot musiikin teoriasta. Nuottien luku ja myöskin klassisen musiikin perusteet tulivat tutuiksi. Asepalveluksen Olli suoritti varusmiessoittokunnassa Lahdessa.

Armeijan jälkeen hän jatkoi hetken musiikkiopintoja mutta muutti kuitenkin englantiin puoleksi vuodeksi Otis Grandin yhtyeeseen vuonna 2002. Keikkoja oli runsaasti englannissa ja keski-euroopassa. Tuohon aikaan Grandilla oli huippu kokoonpano takanaan; pianossa Danny Mccormack ja fonissa Paul Corry esimerkiksi. Tänä aikana OG komppasi myös Bobby Parkeria, Deitra Farria ja Michael Roachia.

Englannin komennuksesta lähtien Olli on saanut soittaa monien tunnettujen artistien kanssa kuten Candye Kane ja Laura Chavez, Gene Taylor, Zakiya Hooker, Lazy Lester, Phil Guy, Sean Carney, Shaun Booker jne. Olli On ollut myös Wentus Blues Bandin vakio tuuraaja rummuissa sekä tarvittaessa huuliharpussa.

Kylä, luit oikein; harppu, kitara ja laulaminen tuli kuvioon vuonna 1998 jolloin hän perusti ensimmäisen oman yhtyeensä. Kuusihenkinen Bluesology keikkaili pohjoismaissa festivaaleilla ja klubeilla. Kaksi albumia julkaistiin; Too Much ja Red House Roll.

Vuonna 2012 Olli päätti muuttaa yhtyeensä konseptia west coast bluesista hiukan rajumpaan roots rockiin. Olli O. & Mighty Shitty on nelihenkinen kokoonpano ja soittaa pääosin ainoastaan omaa musiikkia.

Tällä hetkellä Olli työskentelee pääasiassa Candye Kanen kokoonpanossa euroopan keikoilla sekä oman yhtyeensä kanssa. Hän tekee runsaasti myös freelance -keikkoja useille artisteille.