Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson

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Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson
Born (1976-09-22) 22 September 1976 (age 40)
Genres Post-rock
Instruments Drums
Years active 1994–1999
Associated acts Sigur Rós
This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Ágúst.

Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈaːuɣust ˈaːivar ˈkʏnːarsɔn]; born 22 September 1976) is a founding member of the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He was the band's drummer from their creation in August 1994[1] until he quit in 1999 after the band finished Ágætis byrjun. Orri Páll Dýrason took his place as drummer. The group became internationally popular with their subsequent albums, ( ) (2002) and Takk... (2005). He went on to study graphic design.[2]


  1. ^ "sigur rós - about". sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ "sigur rós - frequently asked questions". sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-10-10.