Ragnar Þórhallsson

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Ragnar Þórhallsson
Ragnar Þórhallsson live.jpg
Background information
Born (1987-03-06) 6 March 1987 (age 30)
Garðabær, Iceland
Genres Indie pop, indie rock, indie folk, folk rock, acoustic
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, melodica, glockenspiel
Associated acts Of Monsters and Men

Ragnar "Raggi" Þórhallsson (born 6 March 1987) is an Icelandic musician. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist, along with Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, of the Icelandic indie folk band Of Monsters and Men.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ragnar attended Fjölbrautaskólinn í Garðabæ, a school in Garðabær. Ragnar got his first guitar at the age of 9 but did not start playing until 17.[2]

Of Monsters and Men[edit]

Ragnar joined the band in 2010. The band then entered the 2010 annual Icelandic music competition Músíktilraunir, which they won.[3] They soon release their debut studio album My Head Is an Animal in late 2011. The album charted in multiple regions and the band gained popularity worldwide.[4] After a successful first album, the band released their second studio album Beneath the Skin in 2015.[5]

Ragnar also came up with the band name, Of Monsters and Men.[6] He plays the guitar left-handed.


  1. ^ Of Monsters and Men Army (2015). "Band Members of Monsters And Men". Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Ragnhildi Steinunni(Presenter); Einar Ingvarsson(English Translation) (2012). Of Monsters and Men Documentary(Ísþjóðin) (in Icelandic). Reykjavik: Icelandic TV. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Interview Magazine (2012). "Discovery: Of Monsters and men". Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Beckmann, Jim (6 December 2011). "Of Monsters And Men: From Reykjavik With Love", NPR Music. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ Cardenas, C (2015). "Of Monsters and Men barely scratches the surface with "Beneath the Skin"". The Daily Texan. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Chan, Tracie (1 March 2012). "An Interview with of Monsters and Men with Nelson Nyabuto: On Monsters, Jugglers, & Their First US Tour". Austinist. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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