Frederik (singer)

Ilkka Juhani Sysimetsä (born 2 February 1945), known professionally as Frederik. is a Finnish singer. He also known by his nickname Reetu.[1] During his lengthy career of machostyle disco and pop music, he has been awarded with five gold and three diamond records. One of his contemporary nicknames is "Junttidiscon kuningas" ("King of redneckdisco"). Frederik started his musical career as an electric organist in a pop group named Jim & The Beatmakers. He played later in a beat pop group named The Roosters in the mid-1960s.

Frederik (singer)
Frederik performing in Kiuruvesi, 2008.
Frederik performing in Kiuruvesi, 2008.
Background information
Birth nameIlkka Juhani Sysimetsä
Also known asFrederik
Anssi Savioja
Born (1945-02-02) February 2, 1945 (age 75)
Helsinki, Finland
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1966-present

Some of his best-known songs are "Jos jotain yrittää (Harva meistä on rautaa)", "Linda Linda", "Tsingis Khan", "Sheikki Ali Hassan", "Titanic", "Stenka Rasin", "Kasakkapartio", "Volga", "Kung-Fu taistelee" and many more.

He quit drinking alcohol in 2012 and has become a political candidate for the populist Change 2011 party in the parliamentary elections of 2015.


  1. ^ "Frederik: En ikinä ottaisi kääkkänää muijaa - - Viihde - Uutiset" (in Finnish). MTV3. Retrieved 2 April 2011.

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