Tom Tikka & The Missing Hubcaps
Tom Tikka picked up the guitar at the age of six after hearing Paul Anka’s “Lonely Boy” in his father’s old Chevrolet. Soon after, he began writing songs. Tikka’s first recording contract was a solo deal with a small Finnish indie label Olarin Musiikki. Unfortunately, the EP he recorded for the label vanished as quickly as it was released.
Disappointed, Tikka withdrew from music for a few years but began writing songs again. Following his brother Lappe Holopainen suggestion that they form a songwriting team. Lappe had founded a group he was convinced would go far. This group was Carmen Gray.Carmen Gray was signed to Sony/BMG in 2005. They went on to record three albums and one EP. The group’s entire catalog (including such radio hits as “Lost In My Mind Again”, “Gates Of Loneliness” & “Life Can Be Beautiful”) was penned by Tom Tikka & Lappe Holopainen.
After Carmen Gray disbanded in 2013, Tikka formed the Josie Award-nominated The Impersonators with poet Antti Autio. In 2017, The Impersonators signed with a German label FBP. Together with their producer Janne Saksa, the duo has released tunes to rave reviews and a considerable amount of radio attention. In April 2020, Tom began his critically-acclaimed solo career that has so far produced two #1 singles: “Doormat” & “With Eyes Closed”. Tom’s currently working with Minds Behind The Music to release his sophomore solo album some time in 2022.
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