The first gig from the band named HIM was around 1995.
- Our public image was really fitting at that time. I used to wear a grey sweater Mige's hair was straight from the Planet of the Apes, it looked like a monkey's hair. Our first gig was to support Kauko Royhka (a finnish singer-songwriter who has a slightly naughty/evil reputation] and funnily, that happened at a time when Kauko Royhka was accused of being “satanic” and having horns growing out of his head etc. It was really funny when in the poster it said “Teatro – date – time – tickets - KAUKO ROYHKA, and under it: His Infernal Majesty. So some people thougth that was Kauko's new title. And when we played our three songs, the sound cut out every 25 seconds – and everybody hated us.