“They are not gay, but they should be!”
~ Heikki Kummeli on his future plans
While the 7 brothers of Kummeli bear no family resemblance, this hasn't prevented them to live in 7 houses, situated conveniently around their herited field near Manchester. Their family reunions happen regularly in the middle of the field, after one of them suspects that seeding has been occurred by someone else in one's part of the field. They do nomore foster any animals, the previous family cow was buried after a prolonged fight between their parents, now both dead. Therefore, their irrigation was spurious and sporatic and alternate methods to livelihood had to be invented.
Nowadays, Kummelis are known by their avantgarde theater group formed in the early 80's. It was founded by philosopher Heikki Kahilainen, long time family friend of the late mother Kummeli (writer of this knows this as he enjoyed the "family feeling", too). While they started as a theater group, they have also made art films and music. Rest of the family moved to Canada.
Kummeli boys started their theater career with their own play "No Man's an Island" which lasted for 3 months. In the play, they were painted yellow and red, and each brother stood in a separate island for 3 months. The play was actively observed by passengers of the ships crushing in the nearby shallows. The play ended after the eider populations of the islands run out, and the boys were secluded in one prison cell for disturbing the lone gunmen of Björkö.
Probably their best known and most controversial work is the "Theater of the God". They made a front page news when a group of fundamentalists attacked them with pig excrement and blood. Several members of the group were injured.
Other theatrical works of the Kummeli group include the "Brothers in Arms", acted on sea ice with the Estonian avantgardist group 'Kalevipoeg', where every actor was dressed in armors and floating safety dresses to exclude any possibility of injury, the "Sultans of Sewing", in which winter cap making was incorporated with oral sex, the "Walk of Life", which was a prolonged goose-march, intersected by occasional arm-wrestling, "Heavy Fuel", in which they rolled a gas tank for over 300 miles, and "Money for Anything", which the boys themselves sold and bought out, never showing up on the stage.
Kummeli has released 3 albums. They are considered as one of the inventors of doom metal, often introducing progressive elements in their songs. After recording the opening piece, in which a tortured moose is clearly heard for 4 minutes, they decided to abandon avantgardism in their musical invocations. In the more profane pieces avantgardist influences are still heard. The 3 minute punk-doom-metal-jazz version of "Pieksämäki Railway Station Blues"  in the 1st album was gladly accepted even in the most avantgardistic doom metal fan groups.
Curiously enough, one of their songs, Doomsday, became an underground hit.
- Their film "Seven Brothers (No Brides)" was an instant cult classic in the gay community.
- "Jaegers Bride" is sadomasochistic movie about an unfortunate relationship between a noble man and a devastating woman who lives next door. It was so violent that is was prohibited.
- The 9 hours long documentary saga "Kummeli Stories" tells the history of the Kummeli family from middle ages to present times.
- "The Bad Boys" is a film about a reggae band and how they try to conquer the world.
- "The Carrot Group" pictures a group of militant vegans who violently attack the more carnivorous citizens with frozen carrots and blatantly stab them to death.
- "Kummeli goes to Amerikkka" tells us how a hillybilly band accidentally ends up in America and how they join Ku Klux Klan.
- Their newest film "Matti" is a story of a retarded man who becomes a prime minister.