Having picked up the drums at the age of 11, Tommy joined Sonata Arctica (at the time called Tricky Beans) at the very young age of 14. Some years later (1999) the band got signed to Spinefarm Records and released their debut album Ecliptica. Numerous World Tours followed and presently Tommy makes his living by playing drums. All of the 6 Sonata Arctica studio albums as well as the best of collection and live dvd has reached gold status in their native country, Finland. At the moment the band is touring the world, supporting their latest effort: The days of grays.