Brynjar Leifsson

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Brynjar Leifsson
Born (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 29)
GenresIndie pop, indie rock, indie folk, folk rock, acoustic
Occupation(s)Guitarist, singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, baritone guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, melodica, tambourine, vocals
Associated actsOf Monsters and Men

Brynjar Leifsson (born 11 September 1990) is an Icelandic musician. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the Icelandic indie folk band Of Monsters and Men.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Brynjar was raised in Keflavík, a town in southwest Iceland.[2]

Brynjar has been taking flying lessons the last few years with his brother Sverrir who is a pilot with Icelandair.[3]

Of Monsters and Men[edit]

Brynjar joined Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir's solo project, Songbird in 2009.[4] The project soon expanded with Ragnar and Arnar joining. The band then entered the 2010 annual Icelandic music competition Músíktilraunir, which they won.[5] The band eventually became Of Monsters and Men. They soon released the debut studio album My Head Is an Animal in late 2011. The album charted in multiple regions and the band gained popularity worldwide.[6] After a successful first album, the band released their second studio album Beneath the Skin in 2015.[7] Brynjar is currently the lead guitarist in the band.

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  1. ^ Of Monsters and Men Army (2015). "Band Members of Monsters And Men". Archived from the original on 25 October 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  2. ^ Bullett Magazine (2013). "17 Questions with Of Monsters and Men guitarist Brynjar Leifsson". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ Brynjar Leifssoon (11 September 2014). Of Monsters and Men // Brynjar's Flying Lesson. Keflavík.
  4. ^ Bosso, J (2012). "Of Monsters And Men's Brynjar Leifsson talks overnight success". Music Radar Media. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ Interview Magazine (2012). "Discovery: Of Monsters and men". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ Beckmann, Jim (6 December 2011). "Of Monsters And Men: From Reykjavik With Love", NPR Music. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ Cardenas, C (2015). "Of Monsters and Men barely scratches the surface with "Beneath the Skin"". The Daily Texan. Retrieved 3 November 2015.