John Vain (Tommi Salmelainen) is a singer-songwriter and artist from Finland. He released his debut single Mr. Blue & Mrs. Grey Feb 14th. He writes english pop-folkish songs and his main instrument is tenor ukulele. He writes, plays, records and produces all by himself. John´s a hermit who spends his time mainly at home either making music, painting or reading science and buddhist literature.


Spotify playlist


John´s also the curator of Hub Community playlist on Spotify. It includes only new and fresh bands and artists from all different genres. Are you making music and want your song added on the playlist? Just email the Spotify link to your song:

Getting your song on the playlist is FREE - the only cost is the effort of you begin to follow the playlist. The playlist is for all genres. The goal is to support yet unknown music makers and make this playlist a surprise treasure chest for curious and open-minded music lovers to find new gems. The songs on the playlist comes from the artists themselves. They´re are not chosen in any way based on John´s taste.


True love is absolutely fantastic perky pop-jazz song by Colombian-born singer/songwriter Laura Lizcano. Melodies, the feel-good mood, the band of true professionals and the production make this song an awesome piece of music.

Vain´s review: 

"True Love not being a huge hit proves that universal fairness does not exist. Otherwise an artist with this much talent would be a superstar." -J. Vain

Masquerade is a very beautiful indie-pop song written and performed by 16 year old Joe Oliver from UK. Joe´s got lots of showcases, gigs and festival appearances coming up this summer (2020) and he´ll release his next single 20th of March 2020. 

Vain´s review: 

"Bet bigger audiences will find this young very talented artist some day. Check him out before he becomes mainstream!" -J. Vain


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