- Barði Jóhannsson
Barði Jóhannson (born
October 10, 1975) commonly known as Barði in Bang Gangis an Icelandic musician, producer, director and singer. Barði is signed with EMI[ [http://www.emimusicpub.com/worldwide/artist_profile/bang-gang_profile.html Artist Profile - Bang Gang-Bardi Johannsson ] ] , and came in second in the 2007 Icelandic EurovisionPreliminary round, with the song Ho, Ho, Ho, We say Hey, Hey, Heyperformed by Merzedes Club. [is icon [http://www.ruv.is/laugardagslogin/ Laugardagslögin ] ] Barði is commonly recognized for his eccentric behavior as well as his music. [ [http://banggang.net Banggang Net ] ]
Barði started playing
musicat a young age, he studied the pianoand guitarand had a track on a children's album. He met up with Esther Talia Casey in his teens and she became the lead singer in his most notorious band Bang Gang. He and his Friend Henrik Baldvin Björnsson started the band Bang Gang, making surf music. a few years later Barði was working on a project and took the name. [ [http://www.gearwire.com/bardi-johannsson-interview.html Bang Gang's Bardi Johannsson - The Gearwire Interview | Gearwire ] ]
Bang Gang is the brainchild of prolific singer/songwriter/producer Barði Jóhannson. Bang Gang was formed in 1998.
Barði was asked to make three songs for the Eurovision 2008 Preliminary round. One of his three song got to the finals, Ho, ho, ho we say hey, hey, hey performed by Merzedes Club. The group became an instant hit, and have to date released three singles, and one music video.
Lady and Bird
* "You" (1998,
Something Wrong" (2003, Bang Gang)
Lady and Bird" (2003, Lady and Bird)
* "Häxan" (2006,
Ghosts From The Past" (2008, Bang Gang), "(yet to be released)"
* [http://www.banggang.net/ Official website]
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