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Snorri Helgason (IS)
    Friday February 17, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm @ Mono
    Snorri Helgason, formerly of Sprengjuhöllin, is a singer-songwriter from Reykjavik, Iceland. At age 19, Snorri decided to devote his life to the only thing that ever truly interested him – music. He taught himself to play guitar, sing and write songs. When Sprengjuhöllin went on hiatus in 2009, Snorri recorded a solo album focusing on the folk and Americana influences at the centre of his musical tastes. The album, “I’m Gonna Put My Name On Your Door” was released in Iceland in November of 2009 and in Europe and the US in December 2010 through Kimi Records, to the usual critical acclaim. Since 2009, Snorri has toured excessively, building a diverse and spread-out fan base while honing his craft as a performer and songwriter. He’s played shows in some far flung parts of the world like Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Faenza, Italy and performed sold-out shows in international music nexus points such as New York, Berlin and London. His personal, understated yet intense live shows, whether playing solo or with a band, have garnered positive reviews from blogs and magazines all around the world. With his home grown and self-taught approach to songwriting, Snorri has been favorably compared to singer-songwriter greats like Paul Simon, Harry Nilsson and Neil Young. While his music resonates with past greats, his mixing of diverse influences of everything from soul to Britpop to glam-rock into his primarily folk-based songs, not to mention his Icelandic background, leaves us with something entirely unique. Snorri is now based in London. He released his sophomore solo album, “Winter Sun” in Iceland in August 2011. The album was produced by Icelandic indie-pop great Sindri Már Sigfússon (Seabear, Sin Fang) and has received unanimous critical praise domestically.
    Type Live

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