A prog rock band from Lahti, Finland founded in 1971 by Vesa Lattunen and Markus Heikkerö. Timo Vuorinen, Harri Pystynen and Vesa Lehtinen joined them soon and the band released their first album in Autumn 1972. Singer Vesa Lehtinen left soon after and he was replaced by Auli Lattunen, Vesa Lattunen's sister. This was the lineup on Haikara's second album Geafar in 1973.

Haikara released their third album Iso Lintu in 1975. The singer had changed again; Matti Heinänen sang on the third album. After this album the band split up. Vesa Lattunen soon gathered new musicians and founded the band again, this time to play more funk-influenced music. The lineup was Lattunen, Eljas Holm, Jorma Nikulainen and Hannu Rontu. This lineup released only one single in 1976.

Vesa Lattunen reformed the band in the 1990s and Haikara released albums in 1998 and 2001. The last lineup was Lattunen, Jan Schaper, Tommi Mäkinen, Jukka Teerisaari, Saara Hedlund and Hannu Kivilä. Lattunen died in 2005 and Haikara hasn't been active after that.


Haikara - Haikara album art Haikara Haikara (Album) RCA Victor Finland 1972 Sell This Version
Haikara - Geafar album art Haikara Geafar (Album) RCA Victor Finland 1973 Sell This Version
Haikara - Iso Lintu album art Haikara Iso Lintu (Album) Satsanga Records Finland 1975 Sell This Version
META-021CD Haikara - Domino album art Haikara IV* Domino(CD, Album) Metamorphos META-021CD Finland 1998 Sell This Version
MMP 414 Haikara - Tuhkamaa album art Haikara Tuhkamaa(CD, Album) Mellow Records MMP 414 Italy 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LJA 001 Haikara - Paras Hetki album art Robin (25), Haikara-yhtye* Robin (25), Haikara-yhtye* - Paras Hetki(7", Single) Liikuttaja LJA 001 Finland 1975 Sell This Version
HIS 1011 Haikara - Poika Pilvellä / Jumbo album art Haikara Poika Pilvellä / Jumbo(7", Single) Hi-Hat HIS 1011 Finland 1976 Sell This Version

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