Ágúst Fannar Ásgeirsson

Ágúst Fannar Ásgeirsson

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Ágúst Fannar Ísbjörn Ásgeirsson


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Background = Keybord, guitar player
Birth_name = Ágúst Fannar Ásgeirsson
Born = December 4, 1990
Origin = Reykjavík, Iceland
Instrument = Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Voice_type =
Genre = Rock
Blues Jazz
Occupation = Musician, songwriter
Years_active = 1995 - present
Label = EMI/Regal-UK, Caroline-USA, 12 Tónar-EU.
Associated_acts = Sigur Rós
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Ágúst Fannar Ásgeirsson (December 4, 1990 in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland) is an Icelandic musician.

History

Ágúst Fannar recorded his first album with the band Jakobinarina in 2006, a blend of rock, blues and indie, and published it the following year with the title of The First Crusade which led him and his band to popularity in Iceland due to influences of Joy Division and other artists, the changes of music styles during the recording sessions, but particularly due to the lyrics as their content was embedded in the social struggle.

His first important band was Kosijama , a punk band that led the Underground punk movement in Iceland and was formed by guitarists Gunnar Ragnarsson, Ágúst Fannar Ásgeirsson and drummer Sigurður Möller Sívertsen.

Kosijama gained renown in Iceland by means of extensive press coverage and several gigs, including three at Áslandsskóli, Iceland’s biggest indipendent school.

At that time, Ágúst and his friend, Sigurður Möller Sívertssen, were joined by bassist Björgvin Ingi Pétursson and guitarist Hallberg Daði Hallbergsson and formed the band Jakobinarina. The original group was extended when Heimir Gestur Valdimarsson entered as second guitarist.

The band had their first big break in the local battle of the bands Músíktilraunir and ended up in fist place. The band had some success in the United Kingdom, with "His Lyrics Are Disastrous" receiving a good amount of airplay, and various album tracks also becoming popular. The band also performed at a number of venues across the country, supporting bands such as The Cribs and To My Boy.

In November 2007, the band canceled their UK tour.They canceled their headline UK tour due to exhaustion after touring Europe supporting the band Kaiser Chiefs, and to free up time to write new material, but were due to reschedule all canceled dates.According to an IcelandReview article from 6 February 2008, and a blog on their Myspace entitled "Fréttir" (news), dated 5 February 2008, Jakobinarina have disbanded.Jakobinarina's final concert (Lokatónleikar) was on 8 March 2008 at Organ a popular venue in center of Reykjavík. The Icelandic bands Singapore Sling and Mammút also played at Organ that night.

Most of the works performed by Ágúst are in English. He and his band grew a pretty good fan base in most of west European countries, while he has not gained popularity in his own country.

Discography

ingles

*2006: "His Lyrics Are Disastrous " (Original Release) - 31 July 2006
*2007: "Jesus " - 21 May 2007
*2007: "This Is An Advertisement" - 23 July 2007
*2007: "His Lyrics Are Disastrous" - 24 September 2007

Albums

*2007: "The First Crusade" - 1 October 2007

Music videos

*2005: "Crazy wold" [http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=4298050 Myspace link]
*2007: "Jesus" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J989pkVV1Q YouTube link]
*2007: "This Is An Advertisement" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sCrvZcfqNc YouTube link]
*2007: "His Lyrics Are Disastrous" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhy7jRltahw YouTube link]

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/jakobinarina/ Myspace of Jakobinarina]


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