Date of birth – 22.11.1976
Place of birth - Helsinki
In HIM he sings, writes lyrics, composes music, sometimes plays acoustic guitar and rarely plays bass-guitar.
+++ Did you know that +++
Ville Hermanni Valo is Ville’s real name. Wilhelm Hermann Light is just a translation of his name to German, nothing more.
His surname can be translated from Finnish as “Light”.
Before HIM Ville played in lots of bands. He says that he had a time when he played in 10 bands at the same time. The most “known” Ville’s bands were “Blood” (1986), “Kemoterapia” (1989) and “Donits Osmo Experience”.
Ville played bass-guitar in jazz-band and he thinks jazz and classics are boring because it’s impossible to imagine something new there. He also doesn’t like “The Beatles”, but likes blues and folklore.
In HIM side-project “Daniel Lioneye & The Rollers” Ville plays drums and call himself Billy.
Ville’s another one famous nick-name is Don Vittu.
Ville plays lots of instruments like bass-guitar, guitar, keyboard and drums. But he still says he isn’t talented enough.
Ville has 21 tattoos. And it seems, that it's still not enough.
The first album he has bought was “Animalize” by Kiss.
Ville is a big fan of Tim Burton’s cartoon “Nightmare Before Christmas”.
He thinks it is long and cold nights in Finland make him write melancholic songs, but in real life he is a cheerful person who laughs quite often.
Off-stage, he doesn't like wearing make-up.
Ville repeats often that he use internet for… masturbation.
Ville admits making up stories, because otherwise he thinks it would be far too boring, reading the same things in the papers all the time. So, if you find any disinformation on the site, remember – it’s Ville’s fault. ;)
Ville has a younger brother. His name is Jesse and he was born in 1984.
Information about Ville’s brothers called Mige and Linde and his pets calles Gas and Juska is just a… joke. Another one. From Ville.;)
Woman on the cover of EP 666 Ways To Love: Prologue is Ville`s mother.
His musical awards Ville gives to his parents.
Ville did commercial ad for Finnish loo "Ido"?
Finnish press captured Ville kissing with 4 men: vocalists of "Torpedo", "Skreppers", Zoltan & Yussi69!
+++ Memorable quotes +++
Ville: It’s not a secret my dad owns his sex-shop. When I was 17 I worked there, but My dad needed help. Most of the time I sorted pornomags and videos on the shelves and stood at the cashier’s desk. Sometimes I met there people whom I didn’t suppose to see there. Once I sold two videotapes and magazine "El Amour" to my physics teacher. Don’t know who was more embarrassed – me or he. We didn’t say a word to each other. But he came out and even didn’t take his change.
Ville: The main secret of our band is that girls like Zoltan more than me. His phone rings all the time. No, really! Comparing to him I’m innocent.
Ville: Most people think, we are a "bad band". But that's wrong. We kiss babies in front of cameras, we give autographs- if necessary even on the penis!
Ville: The only thing I do believe in is our music.
Ville: We Finnish people are very melancholic. I don't know why, but that's the way it is. If you take a look at the Finnish charts, you are going to find lots of songs full of melancholy. Happy songs make Finnish people unhappy and the other way round. Perhaps the matter is, that the days always are so short in Finland.
Ville: I’m not the sensitive guy as many people suppose. You have to be tough if you want to survive in business.
Ville: I don’t want to explain my lyrics. I want everyone has his own imaginations when they listen to our music. Everyone feels love in his own way. What can I teach you? To be a good lover? No, everyone should find the way out himself.
Ville: There’s nothing bad in melancholy. It’s a positive feeling. It doesn’t have anything common with depression. Melancholy is a feeling of passion.
Ville: Happy songs make me feel unhappy. The worst are the “Vengaboys”, I am getting really depressed.
Ville: I know hundred people who dink red wine and smoke cigarettes. I’m the one-hundred-first. Why the hell you call me Jim Morrison?!