The first entry in an occasional series spotlighting the rockers no self-respecting groupie will go out with, unless all the others are taken.
Our first little drummer boy is Danni Þorsteinsson, and we assure you this choice has absolutely nothing to do with nepotism (stop blinking Danni). He’s been hitting the skins in the Icelandic music circuit for almost two decades. For someone who is only just over 30, that’s a not so bad.
After playing with various acts, including the aptly-named Hinir vonlausu, in 1993 Danni joined Maus, the closest thing to an intellectual rock band Iceland’s ever had. Together they won Músíktilraunir, Iceland’s battle of the bands and sold, like, hundred of records.
(Maus later disintegrated, resulting in some, erm, interesting music videos.)
Anyway — with
lots of groupies seven albums under his belt, we hear Danni is concentrating on Sometime, the first proper Icelandic Supergroup since the seventies, with members of Ghostigital and Quarashi, and fronted by some jazz chick. Check it out.