Tony Kakko is the singer of the popular Finnish melodic metal band Sonata Arctica. He was born 16.5 1975 in Kemi, Finland. Tony has been into music ever since he was young. He went to a music school in Kemi, studying keyboards (he has played the keyboard parts for Sonata Arctica on occasion, but generally he just sings and he never plays keyboard solos nor does he play live). He has never taken singing lessons. He has also performed with Nightwish, both as part of Sonata Arctica and as a guest vocalist for Nightwish themselves, appearing on the EP Over The Hills And Far Away, singing the male vocals that Tuomas Holopainen refuses to sing any longer (Tuomas hates singing) both live and in re-recordings of older songs. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.