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|Also known as||Gillz, Gillzenegger, Störe, Stóri G Höfðinginn, Big G, Þykki, Þykkeh, G-Man, Þykkhöfðinginn, Þykki G Höfðinginn, Vöfðinginn, Flotti kjellinn|
|Born||13 May 1980|
|Occupation(s)||Radio show host, fitness coach|
|Associated acts||Merzedes Club|
Egill "Gillz" Einarsson (born 13 May 1980) is an Icelandic television personality, radio show host, fitness coach, motivational speaker, DJ and singer. As a musician, he was part of the dance act Merzedes Club in 2008 where he was known as Gillz and Gillzenegger. After the break-up he has continued as a disc jockey known as DJ MuscleBoy.
Egill first became known as a blogger on the now defunct website kallarnir.is in the mid-2000s. Later he wrote columns for the newspaper DV and the magazine Bleikt og blátt, and hosted a radio show on the Icelandic KissFM radio station. His popularity increased as the host of his own TV show Kallarnir, and the author of the lifestyle book Beautiful People's Bible.
Fitness and lifestyle
Egill operates the distant fitness training program and has been an advocate of fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He has written self-help lifestyle books and hosted the TV show Mannasiðir Gillz on Stöð 2 in 2011, which was the most popular show among the channel's subscribers.
In Merzedes Club
He was a member of the techno band Merzedes Club, where he was nicknamed Gillz or Gillzenegger and the band's frontman. The band also included Rebekka, Ceres 4, Gaz-man and Party-Hanz. The band gained extreme notoriety for their unusual stage performances.
Merzedes Club was put by composer and producer Barði Jóhannson in a bid to represent Iceland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. The band Merzedes Club took part with the song "Ho, Ho, Ho, We say Hey, Hey, Hey" coming runner-up to eventual winner "This Is My Life" by Eurobandið. A series of singles followed in 2008 notably with "Meira frelsi" which was adopted as a signature tune for publicity campaign for Síminn, (previously named Landssíminn), an Icelandic telecommunications company. The song created controversy with some alleging great similarities in the music video to that of "Now You're Gone" from Basshunter. Other Merzedes Club hits included "I Wanna Touch You", "See Me Now" and "Basscop". The band released their album I Wanna Touch You after which it broke up.
After the break-up of the band, Egill Einarsson has continued as a solo disc jockey. His 2014 single "Louder" had gained great popularity in Iceland and in European night venues.
- Biblía fallega fólksins (The Beautiful People's Bible)
- Mannasiðir Gillz (2010) (Gillz's Manners)
- Lífsleikni Gillz (2011) (Gillz's Life Skills)
- Heilræði Gillz (2012) (Gillz's Quality Advices)
- Svartur á leik (English title Black Game) as Sævar K (2012)
- Wipeout Ísland (Wipeout Iceland)
- Auddi og Sveppi (Auddi and Sveppi)
- Ameríski Draumurinn (The American Dream)
- Mannasiðir Gillz (Gillz's Manners)
- As part of Merzedes Club
- 2008: I Wanna Touch You
- As part of Merzedes Club
- 2008: "Ho, Ho, Ho, We say Hey, Hey, Hey"
- 2008: "Meira Frelsi"
- 2008: "I Wanna Touch You"
- 2008: "See Me Now"
- 2008: "Basscop"
- as DJ MuscleBoy
- 2014: "Louder" (as DJ MuscleBoy featuring StopWaitGo)
- 2014: "Pump"
- 2014: "Musclebells"
- 2016: "#Muscledance"
- 2018: "#VIKINGCLAP"
- 2018: "#Summerbody"
- 2019: "MuscleClub"
- "Ný mannasiðabók eftir Gillz". Fréttablaðið. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2011. (in Icelandic)
- "Lokaþátturinn af Mannasiðum Gillz". Vísir.is. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. (in Icelandic)
- Ritstjórn, "Gillz um flagarabók Vöreks: "Eins rangt og hægt er“" Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, "DV.is", 2011-11-04
- News of Iceland: New Epic Techno Hit from Icelandic DJ MuscleBoy