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“Brian May’s Red Special was a spiritual guiding light in this project, providing an example of something iconic and recognizable and truly original, becoming a huge part of its master’s and the whole band’s sound.


I wanted something similar myself, something that would have a life of its own.


I think The Imperial Unicorn achieves that and really puts me in my role when my band takes the stage.”


Tuomas is a Finnish session guitar player, composer and a producer who has over 5,000 gigs under his belt. He has worked with Finnish acts such as Marko Hietala, Nylon Beat, Raskasta joulua and now with his own band Joel Herttua in which he plays the Imperial Unicorn extensively.

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Tuomas Wäinölä with Imperial Unicorn. Playing starts at 1:18

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