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Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen
(born 19 December 1974), better known as Migé
or Migé Amour
, is the current and founding bassist of the rock
Rock music is a genre of popular music that developed during and after the 1960s, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by rhythm and blues and country music...
Paananen was born in Helsinki
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on 19 December 1974. He lived in Oulunkylä
Oulunkylä is a suburb and a neighbourhood of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is located north from the center of the city.It has been inhabited since the 13th century. Earlier an independent municipality, it was made part of Helsinki in 1946. A rink used for speed skating and bandy is...
until he was 13 years of age, when his parents divorced and his father moved elsewhere. The family then moved to Tuusula
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. It belongs to the Helsinki sub-region of the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of .-Geography:...
, about 30 km north of Helsinki.
Paananen grew up in an artistic family and by his father music took his heart. When with his father, he was always in places that were surrounded with different instruments. The instruments acted as toys for Paananen and he spent a lot of time with them. Paananen thinks that the reason he picked up the music was for his relatives. The musicians were cooler in the eyes of a young Paananen. His father listened to classical music and mother listened to "Fucking Operettas".
According to an interview Ville Valo had in German gothic magazine Sonic Seducer, Paananen is planning to release a solo album in 2011 which Valo will be mixing.
Mige currently uses vintage Fender Jazz basses with Basslines pickups. For parts of Venus Doom, he used a Hamer Chaparral 12-string bass. In the past he has used Fender Precision Basses, Gibson Thunderbirds and Rickenbackers. He currently uses Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+ amplifiers with Mesa/Boogie 4x10 and 2x15 cabinets. He has used Ampeg SVT amplifiers and cabinets in the past. He uses Dunlop bass strings, Dunlop Bass Wahs and T-Rex Distortion Pedals.
- Migé (formerly Migé Amour)
- Bad Bad Mizee (only seen on one Viva La Bam
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- Michael Eros (his nickname in Daniel Lioneye)
- Sad Sad Mizee (only said on one Radio Bam
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