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05/02/09

Maini profile pic Hold meMaini Sorri is a Swedish-Finnish singer, musician and songwriter living in Sweden who has composed music since she was 8 years old having emigrated from Finland to Sweden as a teenager. Her first compositions were for the piano, but as a songwriter and a singer she made her breakthrough. Maini writes music and lyrics under a strong inspiring spirit, and this is why her songs are very genuine. Listening to her music reveals that Maini has her own style.

Maini has performed her own songs in concerts and on radio and TV. Her songs are beautiful and melodious. She has a clear and beautiful voice and has studied songs by several eminent song teachers. She also has studied piano, music theory and composing with her qualifications including a Bachelor of Arts from Musikhögskolan in Örebro, Sweden, which is now known as the Faculty of Arts at Orebro University. Maini’s discography contains 3 albums, 3 extended plays and 19 singles.

Maini’s rock single Parting Of Our Way was released on January 23rd 2017. It is co-produced by Brian Lanese and Orlando Mestre in the USA, mixed and mastered by Brian Lanese and all instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando Mestre, while the music is written by Maini and lyrics by Gary Cornman from the USA and the label is Reya music from Sweden.

Maini Sorri’s song Lost Love is featured amongst the incredible 50 song soundtrack in the stunning videogame The Metronomicon; an imaginative mixture of dance rhythm, action and role playing game genres developed by Puuba Games and published by Kasedo Games which officially released digitally via Steam for PC and Mac on September 29th 2016.

Maini’s rock single I Fall To Pieces was released on May 31st 2016. It is co-produced by Brian Lanese and Orlando Mestre in the USA, engineered and mastered by Brian Lanese, mixed by Brandon Bujnowski from the USA, and all instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando Mestre, while the music is written by Maini and lyrics by Gary Cornman from the USA and the label is Reya music from Sweden. I Fall To Pieces made it to Euro Indie Music Chart in January 2017.

Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo - Second ChanceMaini and Magneto Dayo’s pop single Second Chance was released on January 25th 2016. It is Maini’s second collaboration with the American rapper Magneto Dayo from Brooklyn. Magneto Dayo was one of the most promising new artists on the huge Pandora Radio in 2015 with almost a million radio plays during his first month. The music has been written by Carsten Lehmann from Germany with lyrics by Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo and is released by the label Reya music from Sweden. Second Chance made it to DRT National Airplay Top Charts and stayed on Top 80 Independent Chart in 8 weeks and Top 200 Chart for 4 weeks during Spring 2016.

Maini Sorri - Never Said Goodbye

Maini’s rock single Never Said Goodbye was released on October 26th 2015. It is co-produced by Brian Lanese and Orlando Mestre in the USA, engineered and mastered by Brian Lanese, mixed by Dan Thomas at Runway Studios in Buckinghamshire, UK and all instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando Mestre, while the music is written by Maini and lyrics by Gary Cornman from the USA and the label is Reya music from Sweden.

 

Maini Sorri - Lost LoveMaini’s two singles Lost Love and Lost Love (Dance Remix) were released on June 15th 2015. Brian Lanese, a three time Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee from Los Angeles found Maini’s music on the internet, wrote a message and wished to produce her next records. Brian Lanese is the singer, writer and producer of five time 1st round ballot Grammy Nominated rock band Permanent Ability and has Mark Twain as a famous ancestor.

 

Maini Sorri - Lost Love (Dance Remix)Lost Love and Lost Love (Dance Remix) are co-produced by Brian Lanese and Orlando Mestre, the guitarist of Permanent Ability. Both singles are engineered by Brian Lanese, mixed and mastered by Anthony Dini from the USA, all instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando Mestre and the label is Reya music from Sweden. Lost Love (Dance Remix) stayed 12 weeks on DRT National Airplay Top Charts.

Lost Love music video was released on October 8th 2015 and is directed by W.A. Henderson from Hollywood, Los Angeles and stars Tearra Oso from Los Angeles.

Maini - Silent NightMaini’s Christmas rock single Silent Night was re-released on December 10th 2014 to celebrate the time of Christmas with a rocking remix of the traditional Christmas song having originally released on December 19th 2013 by the label Reya music from Sweden. The beautiful Christmassy Silent Night music video is directed by W.A. Henderson from Hollywood, Los Angeles and stars Michelle Perez from Los Angeles.

Maini’s rock single Awoken Heartbroken (Remixes) was released on December 1st 2014. It contains a Rock Remix and a Metal Remix of Maini’s previous single Awoken Heartbroken. The music is written by Maini and lyrics by Gary Cornman from the USA with a remix by Patrik Ragnefors from Sweden and the label is Reya music from Sweden.

Maini Sorri - Awoken Heartbroken cd artworkMaini’s pop single Awoken Heartbroken was released on November 4th 2014. The music is written by Maini and lyrics by Gary Cornman from the USA with a remix by Jaakko Viitala and the label is Reya music from Sweden. Awoken Heartbroken music video was released on November 10th 2014, a heart touching movie starring Alejandra De La Rosa and little Robin, directed by W.A. Henderson from Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo - Blue SongMaini and Magneto Dayo’s first collaboration Blue Song was released on June 9th 2014. Dashawn Dayo Williams, better known by his stage name Magneto Dayo, contacted Maini and suggested a collaboration. Magneto Dayo is a rapper from Brooklyn who has written songs for some of today’s top artists in the rap/hip-hop and R&B genres and now plans to step out from behind the scenes and show his talent. Blue Song made it to several National Airplay Top Charts in the US and stayed on Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop, Top 50 Independent and Top 200 Chart for 9 weeks in a row during summer 2014.

Maini and Magneto Dayo’s Blue Song music video was released on June 17th 2014, comprising of a road movie style with pictures from Florida and is directed by Johan Zetterlund from Sweden. The music has been written by Maini Sorri with lyrics by Gary Cornman from the USA and Magneto Dayo and is released by the label Reya music from Sweden.

Maini Sorri - MoiraMaini Sorri and Jörgen Hansson‘s pop single Moira was released on March 3rd 2014. Moira is a song about Maini’s young fan Moira. Maini gained her as a devoted fan when she sang at Swedish radio Sisuradio’s Song contest in Sweden. Maini has, as always, written the music, while the lyrics are by Gary Cornman from the USA with a remix by Jörgen Hansson and the label behind the release is Reya music from Sweden.

Maini Sorri and Jörgen Hansson’s Moira music video was released on March 4th 2014 with a charming video directed by W.A. Henderson from Hollywood, Los Angeles and starring Cindy Clark from Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Moira video was aired on a large number of TV shows in USA, among them City Style Music Presents, while it was also added to Pulse TV Network and PC Music’s video pool that provides music to hotels, casinos and retail outlets in America and Europe.

Maini’s Just A Dream (Radio Edit) music video was released on January 13th 2014. The video was produced by W.A. Henderson from Hollywood, Los Angeles and Johan Zetterlund from Sweden. The beautiful video stars Adam Suzuki and Chelsea Militano from Los Angeles and Maini Sorri. It was a featured video at Mixshowblast.com in Los Angeles in January 2014.

Maini Sorri - Just A Dream (Remixes)Maini’s dance single Just A Dream (Remixes) was released on November 11th 2013. Just A Dream (Remixes) contains six different versions of Just A Dream. For the first time Maini collaborates with her promoter in Hollywood, Trilogy. Just A Dream (Trilogy Dreamix) is a faster and more electronic version than Just A Dream (Radio Edit) that is inspired by 70s disco and is produced by Carsten Lehmann from Germany.

Maini’s Just A Dream (Trilogy Dreamix) music video is directed by Johan Zetterlund from Sweden. It made it to many TV stations in the USA, while it was also added to rotation at Bowling Music Network and was a featured video at Mixshowblast.com in Los Angeles during December 2013 having also debuted at #10 on the Pulse TV Network.

Maini has been interviewed about the Just A Dream (Remixes) single by Tom Mallow on The Cultural Review radio show in London and during a live broadcast by DJ Readman on Radio Variety Show at Music World Radio. Maini has written the music and the lyrics are by Gary Cornman from the USA. Just A Dream (Remixes) is released by Reya music from Sweden.

Maini’s catchy dance single Hold Me was released on May 7th 2013. A must see Hold Me music video was promoted toMaini Sorri - Hold Me MTV and all over the USA by Trilogy Music Group in Hollywood and aired on more than 100 TV stations around the world. The music video was directed by W.A. Henderson from Hollywood, Los Angeles and the label behind the release is Reya music from Sweden. Maini has, as always, written the music, while the lyrics are by Gary Cornman from the USA and the remix is by Carsten Lehmann from Germany. The beautiful Hold Me music video that you can watch time after time stars Mali Monae and Michael Martinez from Los Angeles, USA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYUX3HAg8k

Photo and CD artwork by Johan Zetterlund

Maini - Please Go Away cd artworkMaini’s dance techno single Please Go Away was released on November 13th 2012 by Reya music, which was promoted in the USA by Trilogy in Hollywood. The music is written by Maini Sorri with lyrics by Gary Cornman and a remix by Carsten Lehmann.

Maini’s Please Go Away music video is produced by Johan Zetterlund from Sweden. It starts in a rainy Sweden and ends up in Hollywood.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t1JpPIFKa4

Maini’s rock single Please Go Away (Rock Remix) was also released on November 13th 2012 by Reya music. Maini co-worked with music producers Carsten Lehmann from Germany and Jaakko Viitala and Erik Nordström from Sweden.

Maini Shiny Eyes cd Artwork smallerMaini’s dance single Shiny Eyes was released by Reya music on May 2nd 2012 and was promoted in the USA by Trilogy in Hollywood. In May 2012, it was the 4th most added track on the CMJ Chart of all releases throughout the US. Maini has written the music, while the lyrics are by Gary Cornman. Maini co-worked with music producer Carsten Lehmann for the first time.

Maini’s Shiny Eyes music video is produced by Johan Zetterlund. You get to see very cool views of the USA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6joCUNyLgdE

Maini - Let Me Do Your Time cdcover

Maini’s techno single Let Me Do Your Time was released on February 28th 2011 by Reya music and after more than a year is still on Music World Radio’s Top 20 Chart in Spain, an international chart voted by listeners. Let Me Do Your Time was on radio station’s playlists in 16 states in the USA and also in Canada in 2011. Let Me Do Your Time spent 9 weeks on the most sold track’s list Digilistan of Swedish radio station P3, among the most famous artists of the world in 2011. The remix is by Piyasiri from Sweden. Let Me Do Your Time was promoted by Trilogy in the USA.

Maini’s Let Me Do Your Time music video is produced by Nothingilistic from Canada. You see a cool feel good video with water skiing, acrobatics and much more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxZTxJQ78Ok

Maini’s EP Dreamworld with 5 pop ballads was released on October 31st 2011 by Reya music. Maini has written the music, theSomeday Vol 2 cd artwork lyrics are by Gary Cornman (#1 and #3) and the original lyrics are by Mikko Anttila (#2), Ritva Ala-Särkelä (#4) and Ritva Östlin (#5). The famous Finnish artist Barbara Helsingius has written English lyrics for #2, 4 and 5. It was promoted by Trilogy in the USA.

Maini’s album Someday: Vol. 2 with 10 pop ballads was released on November 14th 2011 by Reya music.

Maini signed 3 record deals for 272 Records in Los Angeles for her songs I Shouldn’t Have Trusted You, Like An Angel and Dreamworld. These songs were released in August 2011 on Acoustica Vol. 26 and September 2011 on Acoustica Vol. 27.

Maini came #2 in the Arzuk Artist Season VII finale in California in July 2011. Maini’s band Sorriso with John Baumann from Milan, Italy; came in #3 of 10 bands from the USA, Canada and Japan. Maini and Sorriso were the only bands from Europe.

Maini’s album Someday was released by Reya music on March 1st 2010. It was on radio playlists in New York, California, Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Ohio, Nevada, Delaware, Rhode Island and also in Winnipeg, Canada and in Barcelona, Spain. Maini was also added to Women Radio’s playlist in the USA. Maini debuted at #84 on the Top Radio Airplay Charts in the USA in September 2010. Someday has also been aired on TV6 in the USA and CFUV 101.9FM in Canada.

Someday cdcoverSomeday endured 43 weeks on Music World Radio’s Top 20 Charts in Spain; among rock groups from America and Europe including several weeks spent at number 1 and almost 40 weeks amongst the top 5, while other groups that have been number 1 include Depeche Mode.

Someday received excellent reviews in the UK, while being played on BBC, BBC Wales and many other radio stations in the UK and radio stations have interviewed Maini.

The lyrics of Someday were originally written in Finnish, but were translated into English by Barbara Helsingius.

Maini has written more than 20 songs with lyrics by Gary Cornman from the USA.

Maini’s songs have been on radio playlists in Sweden, Finland, Latvia, UK, USA, Spain and more countries. Maini is also featured on many compilation CDs with Swedish and Finnish artists.

You can find Maini’s videos on YouTube, while Maini’s songs are available also on Facebook, ReverbNation, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, the global online radio station Last.FM and MySpace and are loved by listeners from all over the world. Maini has lots of fans across the world and she enjoys having daily contact with them very much.

Maini’s CDs are available via online stores worldwide.

Sorriso Special Friend ArtworkSORRISO Hiding Place CD cover

Maini has a band SORRISO with John Baumann from Milan, Italy. John found her on the global online radio station Last.FM. Sorriso is an Italian word that means smile. Maini and John’s voices blend together to produce a unique harmony. Sorriso’s second single Special Friend was released by Reya music on May 17th 2011. It has got hundreds of radio plays in the UK and has been played on radio in Canada and on TV6 in the USA. Sorriso’s first single Hiding Place was released on January 13th 2010 by Reya music. Hiding Place was on Music World Radio’s Top 20 Chart for 19 weeks, while Hiding Place has been on Viker Raadio’s playlist in Estonia and Radio Dei’s playlist in Finland. Hiding Place has been aired several times on Swedish radio station P4.

Maini’s Christmas EP Christmas In Our Hearts was released in Sweden in December 2006 and in the UK on November 29th 2010.

Maini’s Finnish/Swedish Album Jäit tuoksuna minuun/Din doft stannade kvar (Your Fragrance Forever Stays with Me) was released on March 11th 2006.

Maini’s Finnish/Swedish album Lauluja elämän vuodenajoista (Songs about the Seasons of Life) was released on September 13th 1998.

Discography:

Maini – Parting Of Our Way (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: January 23rd 2017 [2 tracks]

The Metronomicon dance rhythm action RPG videogame for PC and Mac (Puuba Games/Kasedo Games) Worldwide: September 29th 2016 [1 track – Lost Love]

The Metronomicon Official Soundtrack (Puuba Games/Kasedo Games) Worldwide: September 29th 2016 [1 track – Lost Love]

Maini – I Fall To Pieces (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: May 31st 2016 [2 tracks]

Maini and Magneto Dayo – Second Chance (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: January 25th 2016 [2 tracks]

Maini – Never Said Goodbye (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: October 26th 2015 [2 tracks]

Maini – Lost Love (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: June 15th 2015 [2 tracks]

Maini – Lost Love (Dance Remix) (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: June 15th 2015 [2 tracks]

Maini – Silent Night (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: December 10th 2014 [1 track]

Maini Sorri – Awoken Heartbroken (Remixes) (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: December 1st 2014 [4 tracks]

Maini Sorri – Awoken Heartbroken (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: November 4th 2014 [2 tracks]

Maini and Magneto Dayo – Blue Song (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: June 9th 2014 [2 tracks]

Maini Sorri and Jörgen Hansson – Moira (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: March 3rd 2014 [2 tracks]

Maini – Silent Night Single (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: December 19th 2013 [1 track]

Maini – Just A Dream (Remixes) EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: November 11th 2013 [6 tracks]

Maini – Hold Me EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: May 7th 2013 [2 tracks]

Maini – Please Go Away EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: November 13th 2012 [2 tracks]

Maini Sorri – Please Go Away: Rock Remix EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: November 13th 2012 [2 tracks]

Maini – Shiny Eyes EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Sweden: May 2nd 2012, USA and Worldwide: May 7th 2012 [1 track]

Maini Sorri – Someday: Vol. 2 (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Sweden: November 7th 2011, UK and Worldwide: November 14th 2011 [10 tracks]

Maini Sorri – Dreamworld EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: October 31st 2011 [5 tracks]

Acoustika Vol. 27 (272 Records, California, USA) Worldwide: October 18th 2011 [1 track – Dreamworld]

Acoustika Vol. 26 (272 Records, California, USA) Worldwide: August 12th 2011 [2 tracks – Like An Angel and I Shouldn’t Have Trusted You]

Sorriso – Special Friend EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: May 17th 2011 [1 track]

Maini – Let Me Do Your Time EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Sweden & UK: February 28th 2011, USA and Worldwide: March 28th 2011 [1 track]

Maini Sorri – Someday EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Sweden: March 1st 2010, UK, USA and Worldwide: September 13th 2010 [5 tracks]

Maini Sorri – Christmas In Our Hearts EP (Pr.O.N, Sweden) Sweden: December 2006, UK: November 29th 2010 [4 tracks]

Sorriso – Hiding Place Maini Sorri and John Baumann EP (Reya music, Stockholm, Sweden) Worldwide: January 13th 2010 [1 track]

Maini Sorri – Jäit tuoksuna minuun/Din doft stannade kvar (Your Fragrance Forever Stays with Me) (Pr.O.N, Sweden) Sweden: March 11th 2006 [14 tracks]

Maini Sorri – Lauluja elämän vuodenajoista/Sånger om livets årstider (Songs about the Seasons of Life) Sweden and Finland: September 13th 1998 [17 tracks]

Maini is also featured on many compilations with Swedish and Finnish artists, among them Musalista albums released by Swedish Radio and Allt ljus på oss/Shine On and Shine On 2 by Mr Suede Records in 2008.

TV Interviews: SVT Uutiset News, Sweden (July 2014, May 2011 and July 6th 2007) along with TV6, USA (September 9th 2007).

Excellent reviews: Andrea Caccese of The BandCamp Diaries (January 22nd 2017), Rick Jamm of JamSphere (June 1st 2016), Bradley Rust of BandCamp (May 31st 2016), Bree Morcroft of BandCamp (May 31st 2016), Brett Stewart of Independent Spotlight (May 29th 2016), Rick Jamm of JamSphere (January 28th 2016), Joshua Smotherman of Middle Tennessee Music (January 26th 2016, Brett Stewart of Independent Spotlight (January 22nd 2016), (Down Beatz (January 22nd 2016), Rick Jamm of JamSphere (November 10th 2015), Buddy Nelson of JamSphere (June 11th 2015), Brett Stewart of Independent Spotlight (June 5th and June 6th 2015), Will Phoenix of LA Music Examiner (March 19th 2014), Justin Beebe, USA (November 15th 2013), DJ Readman Blog (May 14th 2013), Ian D. Hall of Liverpool Sound and Vision, Liverpool, UK [4 out of 5 stars] (December 18th 2012), Justin Beebe, USA (November 18th 2012), 272 Records, California, USA (July 2011), Gonzalo Arzamendi of Arzuk Productions, California, USA (April 2011), The Tea Room Music, UK (January 17th 2011), DJ Readman, Oxfordshire, UK (2011), Maverick Magazine, UK [4 out of 5 stars] (January 2011), Women’s Radio, USA (December 24th 2010), The Rocker, UK (December 23rd 2010), Fatea Magazine, UK (October 2010), Piers Ford of The Art Of The Torch Singer, UK (September 30th 2010), Elly Roberts of AllGigs, UK [4 out of 5 stars] (September 15th 2010), IndieLondon, UK [3 out of 5 stars] (September 13th 2010), County Times (September 10th 2010), The FAR, USA (December 2007 and May 2007) and in newspapers in Sweden and Finland.

Maini’s songbook: Metsä laulaa/Skogen Sjunger (The Forrest Sings) (Finn-Kirja 2006) also received excellent reviews and was sold out.

Maini won the monthly demo competition on demo.cdon.com in March, April, May and July 2008. In July she came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Let Maini’s songs touch your heart!

Contact: Maini Sorri  maini@mainisorri.com

Website: http://www.mainisorri.com

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/mainisorri

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/mainisorri

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mainisorri

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MainiSorri

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/MainiSorri

Pure Volume: http://www.purevolume.com/MainiSorri

Last.FM: http://www.last.fm/music/Maini+Sorri

Bandcamp: http://mainisorri.bandcamp.com/

SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/mainisorri

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7 Comments

  1. Great to see you have a homepage! It seems to be in a good condition, too, I mean: Looks neat! Its great to have you as a friend, too.
    Ive known you ever since we were 12, and its been nice to correspond with you even as an adult. Im grateful to have such a good friend as you are, from my childhood. I wish you many blessings from our Heavenly Father, to your work as an artist.

    Comment by Kaija Kantosalmi — February 9, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

  2. It is great to have you as a friend, too. Thank you very much for your kind words!

    Comment by Maini Sorri — March 5, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

  3. Just stop by to say Hi and to give you that little push to total worldwide stardom….I see a Grammy Award in your future……..

    Comment by gary — September 4, 2009 @ 2:47 am

  4. Hi Gary, thank you very much for your comment, I am very happy to work with you. A Grammy award would be nice!

    Comment by Maini Sorri — September 5, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

  5. moi Maini,

    anna palaa vaan.

    Comment by suomen piru — December 11, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

  6. You’re doing great, Maini!!!! I hope good things will come your way!!! Linda

    Comment by Linda — April 30, 2013 @ 1:52 am

  7. Thank you Linda for your great comment! Hugs

    Comment by Maini Sorri — May 6, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

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