Heini

Profile

  • Name: Heini Anniina Säisä
  • Place of birth: Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Date of birth: 28.12.1984
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Hair colour: Super-Blond
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Instrument: RickenBacker <3
  • Favourite food: Thai-food, fresh pineapple
  • Favourite animal: Köpi
  • Favourite color: I love all the colours!
  • Favourite movie: There’s a lot, but Tim Burton movies are lovely and ofcourse Spinal Tap
  • Favourite book: Wuthering Heights and all Bronte Sister’s books
  • Favourite drink: Water
  • Favourite place: Tourbus
  • Favourite musician/band/artist: Tehasekoitin, Amy McDonald, Muse, Badding, Leevi and the Leevings, The Ark, Placebo, Mando Diao, Depeche Mode…
  • Best place for holidays: All the small and lovely islands in Thailand
  • Hobbies: Travelling
  • First album you bought: Joku Kirka
  • First concert: We started going festivals pretty young (around 12). First concert probably Michael Jackson in Helsinki.
  • Favourite INDICA track: In Passing (at least today)
  • You like: Sun (summer)

 

Portrait

Heini was born 28 December, 1984 in Lappeenranta. She is the co-founder and bassist of the band. She began playing the piano at the age of five. Later on, she learned to play cello and - for Indica - the E-Bass. She can be seen playing the Double Bass in the Linnansa Vanki video.

Heini met Jonsu in the Helsinki Suutarila School orchestra after she began studying piano.


She owns a dog named Köpi.

 

Style

Heini usually plays her instrument with a pick, leading to the typical growling, assertive sound, especially during live gigs. The bass lines done by her have a huge influence on Indica's musical style and combines smooth and sometimes playful elements, that brings an important and catchy recognition value to the songs. Careful listeners will notice the mainly simple rock bass lines as found within the track Precious Dark. Heini tends to
play more demanding parts on the Kadonnut puutarha album. I.e. the eleventh track Helmet is played with a walking bass line usually played on the double bass. A more jazzy style can be found on the track Viimeinen Tansii from the Tuuliset Tienoot release, supported by a half time feeling resembling the bottom line of the
Walking Bass element..

Instruments

Before 2005, Heini used to play a Warwick FNA Jazzman, which later on got replaced by the Rickenbacker 4003 which she has played ever since then. Apparently you can hear the FNA Jazzman on the Ikuinen virta Album, while the Rickenbacker got played on the other releases.
Next to her two E-Basses she owns a Cort SJB-6-FX Acoustic bass.

Unfortunately it isn't defined what other equipment she's using.

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