Nina Åström is a lover of God, of people and of good music. Her pop-folk style has been influenced by artists like James Taylor, The Carpenters, Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Warnes.
In 1991 she recorded her first album ‘Person 2 Person’ with Martin Kantola, in an acoustic-style with mostly her own compositions.
Nina won the Finnish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm in May 2000 with the song ‘A Little Bit’. The CD ”A Little Bit of Love”, which includes the Song Contest entry, was released the same year along with ”Vierelle jäät”, the Finnish version of “A Friend”.
“Merry Christmas Jesus” was released in 2001 and launched witha tour of the same name with Dutch artists in Holland Dec. 2001, 2002 and 2004.
Nina has worked in almost 30 countries. From the beginning of the 2000′s she has also performed extensively in prisons (mainly in Russia, Ukraine and the Baltics). Partnering on these trips has been Kansan Raamattuseura from Finland (Ilkka Puhakka) and ACCR/Prison Ministry in Russia (YanVolkov).
Nina has acted as a Unicef Goodwill ambassador in her native city of Karleby and the province of Central Ostrobothnia. Nina, together with the other two ambassadors, released an album Kun aika on – Nu är det dags.
Nina has had numerous appearances on radio programs and TV in different countries. One major project was the ”Christmas Calendar”(24 episodes)of FST (Finland)1996, where Nina starred.
During the last few years, Nina has also contributed to prayer and devotional books released in Finland and has begun to develop more her own lyric writing, represented strongly on her two most recent cd’s “Landscape of my soul”( 2007) and “The way we are”(2010). A new Finnish album “Avoin taivas” will be released this year (2012) through Aikamedia. This is a special project with lyrics by Hilja Aaltonen and most compositions by Hannu Huhtala.
Over the years the voice, music and warm personality of Nina Åström have been appreciated by both fans and fellow musicians. Her songs are written from a Christian perspective . Through the years it has become increasingly important for Nina to be able to communicate the grace of Jesus; not only through the songs that she writes and performs, but also through spoken and written word.
Passing on the skill and experience that has rubbed off on her has become very important – in different countries Nina teachers seminars and does coaching/mentoring on what it means to be a Christian communicator/artist.
Nina continues to perform in live concerts and media in different countries, as well as in her native Finland. The musicians that she mostly collaborates with are Kaarle Mannila (percussions, vocals) and Kimmo Suomela (guitars).