To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ruokangas Guitars and the 10th anniversary of Mr. Fastfinger, Juha Ruokangas and Mika Tyyskä (the creative brain behind Mr. Fastfinger) threw an invite-only party in Helsinki’s Cinema Andorra/Dubrovnik Bar complex.
Juha Ruokangas (centre) and his wife Emma were on hand to greet their guests (yes, this is Finnish Prog Rock legend Jukka Tolonen on the right)…
…as was guitar virtuoso (and animator) Mika Tyyskä.
The Dubrovnik quickly filled with illustrious guests, such as Mad Professor’s main man Harri Koski (left) and – legendary Finnish band – Eppu Normaali’s guitarist Juha Torvinen (centre).
Here’s Finnish bass ace Jan-Olof Strandberg (centre) joining the party.
Juha and Mika officially opened the evening by taking to the stage and sharing a drink with their guests.
The centrepiece of the evening was the world premiere of Ruokangas Guitars’ and Mr. Fastfinger’s joint movie ”The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt”, which will be released in segments on You Tube. The invited guests were shown the full movie.
A few words from the hosts, and then it was time for the world premiere:
The film received standing ovations.
The creative team behind the ”Guitar Hunt”…
The premiere was followed by delicious food, as well as great live music from Antti Paranko and his band, and Mr. Fastfinger.