Teemu Brunila

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Teemu William Brunila<ref>"Teemu Brunila Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 4 February 2013. </ref> (born 24 November 1976 in Turku) is a Finnish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Brunila became known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the Turku-based pop group The Crash. During their career, the band released four studio albums and one compilation album.<ref>Alanko, Tero (2006). Neljäs sukupolvi : suomalainen rock nyt. Helsinki ; Juva: WSOY ; WS Bookwell. pp. 95–104. ISBN 951-0-31764-0. </ref>

Later career

After The Crash disbanded, Brunila has concentrated on writing music for other Finnish artists, including Anna Abreu and Jenni Vartiainen. He has also written songs for British acts like Pixie Lott and JLS and American R&B artist Trey Songz.<ref>Tolonen, Arttu. "Teemu Brunila hits his sweet spot as a songwriter". Music Finland. Retrieved 28 January 2013. </ref> When a song "Never Again" was featured on Songz's album Chapter V, Brunila became the first Finn to have co-written a song for an album at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart.<ref>"Finnish songwriter contributes to album topping the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 4 February 2013. </ref>

Studio Killers

In 2011, a new virtual band Studio Killers started to gain success with their single "Ode to the Bouncer" and was said to have members from Finland, Denmark and the United Kingdom. The group has never disclosed the identities of its members, but Brunila is assumed to be the voice of the band's singer, Cherry.<ref>"Menestysbändin salattu laulaja tuleekin Suomesta – tunnistatko? – Hymy". Otavamedia Oy. Retrieved 28 January 2013. </ref>

Personal life

Teemu Brunila is a graduate of the University of Turku, majoring in law. He has stated, however, that he has no intentions to start practicing law.<ref>"The Crashin Teemu Brunila lehdelle: Ei todellakaan lakimiehen hommiin! – Uutiset – Viihde – MTV3.fi". MTV Media. Retrieved 28 January 2013. </ref>

Selected discography

Studio albums by The Crash

Year Album Peak
Position
FIN
1999 Comfort Deluxe 26
2001 Wildlife 3
2003 Melodrama 2
2005 Selected Songs 1999–2005 10
2006 Pony Ride 2

References

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