born on 24/11/1976
November 24 1976
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, musician, producer|
Teemu William Brunila (born November 24, 1976) 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.
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. 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.
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 band's singer.
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.
Studio albums by The Crash
|2005||Selected Songs 1999-2005||10|
Songs written or co-written by Brunila
|DJ Slow||"(I'm Over You) Pablo"||This Is Now||2004|
|Anna Abreu||"End of Love"||Anna Abreu||2007|
|Jenni Vartiainen||"Ihmisten edessä"||Ihmisten edessä||2007|
|Katri Ylander||"Välitunnilla"||Kaikki nämä sanat||2007|
|Pete Parkkonen||"Things That Remind Me of You"||First Album||2009|
|Johanna Kurkela||"Ainutlaatuinen"||Hyvästi, Dolores Haze||2010|
|Pixie Lott||"Catching Snowflakes"||Turn It Up: Louder||2010|
|Jenni Vartiainen||"Duran Duran"||Seili||2010|
|Trey Songz||"Never Again"||Chapter V||2012|
|Jenni Vartiainen||"Selvästi päihtynyt"||Terra||2013|
|Jenni Vartiainen||"Tule meille jouluksi"||Terra||2013|
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- Tolonen, Arttu. Teemu Brunila hits his sweet spot as a songwriter. Music Finland. Retrieved on January 28, 2013.
- Finnish songwriter contributes to album topping the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S. Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved on 4 February 2013.
- Menestysbändin salattu laulaja tuleekin Suomesta tunnistatko? Hymy. Otavamedia Oy. Retrieved on January 28, 2013.
- The Crashin Teemu Brunila lehdelle: Ei todellakaan lakimiehen hommiin! Uutiset Viihde MTV3.fi. MTV Media. Retrieved on January 28, 2013.