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Todmobile is an Icelandic pop/rock band, active since 1988.
The band was created in the summer of 1988 around Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson, a vocalist, guitarist, and record producer.
In the beginning, all 3 members were part of local bands and studying at the Reykjavík College of Music in May 1989. "Sameiginlegt" was the name of their first demo, which made it onto the first studio album, Betra En Nokkuð Annað . The following year, their most memorable self-titled album was released to rave reviews and respectability for their live concerts. This was followed by the release of their debut English-language songs "Opera" and "All Around".
After the huge success of the Spillt album in 1993, the members of Todmobile moved onto other projects. Eyþór joined a band called Bong, which had moderate success in 1994 in both Iceland and the UK. Andrea fronted a swing band called Citysister while collaborating with Þorvaldur in 1994 to form Tweety, who made music in the dance/rock and pop genres, and she also took the lead role of Eva Perón in the Icelandic production of Evita .
In February 1996, after fans wrote to Andrea and Þorvaldur pleading for them to revive Todmobile, they re-formed under the original name of Todmobile. Andrea, Þorvaldur and new lead singer Vilhjálmur Goði released their "comeback" CD titled Perlur og svín and once again started touring shortly after the album.
Solo projects once again ensued, Þorvaldur being the main success after co-writing the Icelandic ESC 1999 entry "All Out Of Luck" for Selma Björnsdóttir, which placed second. In 2003 Todmobile released their first live CD and DVD – Sinfónía , which was a compilation of all their hits with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
In 2009, Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson took over the singing duties from Eyþór Arnalds.Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson represented Iceland at the ESC 2013, with his song "Ég á líf".
2014's Úlfur includes guest appearances by Jon Anderson (formerly of Yes) and Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis).
in 2016, they received the special honour of having Nik Kershaw as their special guest in Harpa, Reykjavík, on November 11th.
The band was joined by Atli Örvarsson on keyboards (1990–1991) and Ólafur Hólm (drums) (1990–1991) replaced by Matthías Hemstock (from 1991 onwards)
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson is an Icelandic film director. He is the brother of mathematician Þorvaldur Gunnlaugsson and the lawyer Snædís Gunnlaugsdóttir and the actress Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir. He is mostly known for his series of Viking films, sometimes called "Cod Westerns". He was married to Edda Kristjánsdóttir and they have four children: Kristján born 1968 who is a poet and playwright, Tinna who is an actress, Sól who is an art designer and Örk who is an artist and was born in 1993. He won the award for Best Director at the 20th Guldbagge Awards for When the Raven Flies.
Tappi Tíkarrass was an Icelandic punk band which added elements of funk, rock and jazz to their music, marking a difference from other traditional bands at that time. The band is also considered the first serious music project of now renowned singer Björk Guðmundsdóttir. The band was reformed in 2015 by the original members, without Björk.
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, also known as HÖH, is a musician, an art director, and allsherjargoði of Ásatrúarfélagið.
Rokk í Reykjavík was the soundtrack to the Icelandic TV documentary directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson during 1981-82 winter and released in 1982.
The soundtrack, which was released in April 1982 as a 2 LP released through Hugrenningur, features the performances of several Icelandic bands of the post-punk/new wave scene.
Bands such as Þeyr, Tappi Tíkarrass, Purrkur Pillnikk, among others, were considered some of the most important bands at the moment. The image cover for this release is a picture of singer Björk performing with Tappi Tíkarrass.
The record sold over 2000 copies. Ira Robbins from Trouser Press stated that the album is an good compilation album to get to know Icelandic music.
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Bubbi Morthens is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. Aside from a lengthy solo career, he has been a member of such Icelandic bands as Utangarðsmenn and Egó.
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The 1999 Eurovision Song Contest runner-up Selma was internally selected to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, and she performed the song "If I Had Your Love" in Kiev. The song is written by Linda Thompson and composed by Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson and Vignir Snær Vigfússon.
Eiríkur Hauksson is an Icelandic heavy metal vocalist who is trained as a teacher.
Iceland has a notable cinema film industry, with many Icelandic actors having gone on to receive international attention. The most famous film, and the only one to be nominated for the Academy Award and European Film Awards, is Börn náttúrunnar, directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. This film brought Icelandic cinema to the international scene, which has since grown to its height, with films such as Nói Albínói by Dagur Kári, heralded as descendants of the Icelandic film tradition.
Ólafur Arnalds is an Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. He mixes strings and piano with loops and beats, a sound ranging from ambient/electronic to atmospheric pop. He is also the former drummer for hardcore / metal bands Fighting Shit, Celestine, and others.
The Singing Contest of Icelandic Junior Colleges is a yearly competition that has been held since 1990 on behalf of the "Organization of Junior Colleges Students". Each year, a preliminary competition is held in each college and then representatives from each school compete on the final evening of the main competition. The singing contest is usually held before the end of the school year.
Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson, transliterated/also known as Eythor Ingi, is an Icelandic singer who represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden with the song "Ég á líf" after winning Söngvakeppnin 2013.
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Borce Ilievski is a Macedonian-Icelandic professional basketball coach. He is the head coach of ÍR of the Úrvalsdeild karla. In 2019 he was named the Úrvalsdeild karla Coach of the Year after guiding ÍR to the Úrvalsdeild finals.
Arnór Dan Arnarson is an Icelandic musician best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Agent Fresco, as well as for his collaborations with Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds. He was selected male vocalist of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards in 2016.