Tatu Rönkkö

drummer / percussionist

Tatu Rönkkö (b. 1983, Kuopio) is a Helsinki-based drummer and percussionist, whose instrumental repertory consists of everyday objects and electronics alongside traditional percussion instruments. He lays a lot of weight on originality, experimentality and improvisation in both his playing and composing. 

Rönkkö is one of the founding members and composers of the Finno-Danish group Liima. He has performed with the likes of Nils Frahn (DE), Efterklang (DK), Islaja (FI), David Moss (US), Kalle Kalima, Jimi Tenor, Raoul Björkenheim, ja Verneri Pohjola. His solo concept I Play Your Kitchen has seen Rönkkö give shows in private people's kitchens around the globe. 

At the moment Rönkkö works mostly on his groups Liima and Skalle & Sharon, and duos Raoul Björkenheim & Tatu Rönkkö sekä Elektroinstallation KALIMA & RÖNKKÖ GMBH.