Maija Tuomi-Nikula

Maija was the first member of The Grapefruit to discover her Grapefruit inclinations.  Coming from Finland; and having toured Europe as a classical pianist; she found an affinity with the classic minor blues sound of Mr. Paulo’s songs.  To add to this, Mr. Paulo’s somewhat melancholy leaning was in keeping with her own songwriting style.  Maija began to accompany Luke on piano, also adding backing vocals, in the summer of 2012 and they performed a number of gigs as a duo up until the formation of The Grapefruit in early 2013.  As well as making her indispensable contribution to The Grapefruit, Maija plays in The Ultimate End and pursues her own solo singwriter-songwriter project as Maija.