Flute of Shame* is made up of three friends that met at The University of Hull, Scarborough Campus in 2005. The members Koop Arponen, James Lascelles and Dane Stefaniuk have been involved in a range of musical projects from an early age.
Flute of Shame was involved to the New Wave Song Contest final in Jurmala, Latvia 2011, where Koop and Flute of Shame won the Alla Pugacheva Golden Star Award.
Flute of Shame's new EP 'Coming Home' is OUT NOW! Download it on iTunes!
Koop Juho Alexander Arponen (guitar, keyboards, vocals) was born in Finland 20th April 1984 to a Dutch mother and Finnish father. Koop Arponen is a Finnish singer/songwriter and Idols Winner in Finland 2008. He reached the finals and scored a massive 70,3% of the public vote, after singing 4 songs including Neil Young's Old Man and CCR's Have You Ever Seen The Rain.
Dane Michael Stefaniuk (bass guitar, vocals) was born in Manchester, United Kingdom on the 28th September 1984, where he lived until 2005. His musical roots lie within blues, soul and hard rock. He began composing at an early age shortly after joining his first band at school.
James Stephen Daniel Lascelles (solo guitar, vocals) was born in South London, United Kingdom on the 13th November 1983 and grew up in Hoddesdon, a town in South Hertfordshire. His passion for music started at a young age, playing music regularly with his father on the guitar and learning how to sing at school. At the age of fourteen James began writing music in a range of styles whilst learning to play drums, synthesisers and gaining skills in recording and mixing his own songs. He particularly took an interest in modern progressive and hard rock, (for example: Tool, A Perfect Circle, Alice in Chains) eventually leading him to fuse these influences to form the band Cassini with musicians Simon Lascelles and Mark Coleman.
(source: http://www.fluteofshame.com and http://www.kooparponen.fi/)
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