Date of Birth:
December 13th, 1977

Helsinki, Finland

In Stratovarius:
since 2005


Lauri Porra is a fourth generation musician; he began studying music at age 6, when he started to play cello in a local music school.
In 1993 he switched to bass guitar and continued his studies in the Helsinki Pop Jazz Conservatory (1994-2004); additionally he has taken lessons on piano, double bass, trumpet and male vocals. During 1997-1999 he sang with the renowned YL male choir performing for instance with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Lauri is well known for his versatility to work within a wide range of genres. He is renowned for his work with such bands as Stratovarius, Emma Salokoski Ensemble, Kotipelto and Crazy World. He has also released three solo albums: the critically acclaimed Lauri Porra (2005), All Children Have Superpowers (2008) and Flyover (2015).
He has also composed music for Films and TV-series.

Some Bands Lauri Has Played and Recorded With:

Emma Salokoski Ensemble
Crazy World
Ben Granfelt Band
Peter Lerche
Juice Leskinen & Mikko Alatalo
London symphony orchestra
Uusinta chamber orchestra
Oulu symphony orchestra

Soundtrack work:
Score Music for TV-series Morsian (2008)
Score Music for the Finnish movie V2: Jäätynyt Enkeli (2007)

Theatre work:
Musical director for a musical "Janis, story of a legend (2008-2009)
Musical director for a musical revue Heavy x-mas (2006-2007)

Lauri plays ESP basses

Lauri Porra