Name: Tom Nuorivaara
Birthday: January 30th
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Favorite Color: Green
Favourite food: Anything vegetarian that's good
Shoe Size: Around 43
Eye colour: Brown
What do you do in the band: Vocals and guitar. I also do most of the recording, mixing and producing of the songs.
Where are you right now? At home.
3 things that makes you happy: Music - My family and my dog - Video games
What’s your strangest talent? Dunno… Probably hand farts?
Do you have any nicknames? I do! Tompori, Tomporilli, Timo, Timorilli, Tomppis, Storb
Home alone and you are bored. What do you do? Turn on a game console.
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? The fact that there is a lot of stuff lying around.
What are you really good at? Making music.
What are you really bad at? Saying no.
Childhood idol: Toni Wirtanen
Childhood memory: Climbing trees.
Tell me something no one knows about you: I like angry birds.
What would you do if you were invisible? Pull off some great pranks.
Craziest thing you've ever done: Putting all this time and effort into this band without instant gratification.
Favorite movie: Aladdin (the Disney one).
Tell me a super power you wish you had: To be able to shoot and swing webs like Spider-Man.
What's your favorite part of your body? Hmm… My hands maybe? They're important when you're playing the guitar.
Tell me one of your insecurities: I can be kind of awkward in many situations even if I don't show it.
What is your guilty pleasure? Listening to cheesy 90's pop hits.
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: At the moment there are two Simple Plan - The Rest Of Us and A Day To Remember - Right Back At It Again.
Tell me some of your bad habits: I have a soft spot for chocolate.
If you were a product, how would you sell yourself? I'm super nice and useful. There's nothing I can do!
Can you teach me some interesting words in finnish? Sure thing! Finnish is a real easy language to learn! (maybe not?)
Kukka = flower
Kakku = cake
Kakka = poop
Kukko = rooster
Kokki = chef
If you were the journalist what would you ask to MadCraft? and tell me your answer.
What is the secret to your good music?
Hard work and pouring your heart into it.
Hello Tom! How do you feel?
Busy but good! Feeling excited for UMK14.
What can you tell me about the band? when did you start playing together?
We are a Pop Punk band from Helsinki, Finland. We started the band in 2010. We have played something like 130 gigs in Finland and five other countries (UK, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Russia) in the past few years. We do almost everything related to this band ourselves, including music, music videos, cover art + graphic design, web design, photographs etc.
How would you describe the band?
We are energetic and play music that makes you feel good!
Tell me about the name of the band:
It was a fun word game between Matlock and Lovecraft. Somehow it stuck.
The band is one of finalists of UMK 2014. How did it all begin?
Jesse, our bass player, threw the idea that we should attend to UMK. We thought about it but didn't do anything at first. When there was only 2 weeks left to submit the demo, we decided to record a demo of Shining Bright. It was a song idea we had had for some time but we hadn't recorded it yet. We made the demo quickly and submitted. We we're positively surprised to hear we got into the top 12.
"Shining bright" is the title of your song. What can you tell me about it? What is the song about?
The song is about the insecurities we all have of ourselves. It's about how you might feel strongly about someone but you just don't have the guts to say it. You want to tell someone they're really beautiful even if they don't see it. Everyone is beautiful to someone.
Describe the song with 4 words:
Upbeat, catchy, sing-alongy, drummy
Did you start preparing the performance for the shows? What can we expect to see on stage?
We have. You can expect the same energy you'll find on all of our shows with some extra twist.
Did you watch Eurovision 2013? Any favorite? what do you think about Krista's performance?
I watched some of it. My favourite was Winny Puhh's performance in Eesti Laul 2013. Krista's performance was good too!
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Clones: Mario 3D World.
Ding dong: Marry me babyyyy
Pizza: Nom nom
UMK juries: Scary at first but nowadays nice
What are your plans for 2014?
We plan to win UMK of course! After that releasing new songs and music videos and touring actively.
Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
Follow us on Social Media and join #teamMadCraft. Let's do this thing!
Thanks to Tom for the awesome answers! If you want more from MadCraft go and follow them on social media! Go #teamMadCraft
Here is the demo version of their UMK song "Shining bright":