Tuomas Rauhala

Drummer, Composer & Educator

Tuomas Rauhala was born in Vimpeli, Finland. He started playing the drums at the age of 9. Rauhala says: "I began my studies playing classical percussion but found my love for Jazz, Fusion, Rock and Metal very early." After graduating from Kaustinen College Of Music at the age of 19, Tuomas moved to Finland´s capital Helsinki. In Helsinki he studied the drums at Helsinki Pop/Jazz Conservatory and Metropolia University Of Applied Sciences.

Tuomas is best known from his unconventional drumming style with his band FOR THE IMPERIUM. The band has released two albums via Warner Music Finland and it has taken Tuomas on international tours.

Besides performing with his own band Tuomas has played with various artists such as MIKAEL GABRIEL, KASMIRREDRAMA,ANNA ABREU, WALTTERI TORIKKA, SAARA AALTO, POETS OF THE FALL, PAUL GILBERT and ANDRE NIERI. Tuomas has also played drums on PUTOUS TV show.

Tuomas has founded Helsinki Drum Academy with his colleagues Jaska Lukkarinen and Tuomo Huhdanpää.


Tuomas is endorsed by JH AUDIO in-ear monitors, SABIAN cymbals, VIC FIRTH drumsticks and SAKAE drums.