mánudagur, ágúst 13, 2007

Todmobile in Wikipedia

Todmobile is an Icelandic pop/rock band which was very popular in Iceland in the 1990's. The band was created in the summer of 1988 around Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson, a renowned vocalist, guitarist, and record producer in Iceland.
In the beginning, all 3 members were part of local bands & studying at the College Of Music in Reykjavík in May 1989. Sameiginlegt was the name of their first demo which nade it onto the first studio album Betra En Nokkuð Annað. The following year, their most memorable self-titled album was released amongst rave reviews & respectability for their live concerts. This gave way to the release of the debut English language songs "Opera" & "All Around".
After the huge success of the Spillt album in 1993, the members of Todmobile moved onto other projects. Eyþór joined a band called Bong which had moderate success in 1994 both in Iceland and the UK, Andrea fronted a swing band called Citysister while collaborating with Þorvaldur in 1994 to form Tweety who made music along the dance/rock & pop genre, Andrea also took the lead role of Eva Perón in the Icelandic production of Evita.
In February 1996, after the fans of Todmobile wrote to Andrea & Þorvaldur pleading to once again bring the much loved music of Todmobile back into the music industry, the formed under the original name of Todmobile. Andrea, Þorvaldur & new lead singer Vilhjálmur Goði released their "comeback" CD titled Perlur Og Svín & once again started touring shortly after the album.
Solo projects once again ensued, Þorvaldur being the main success after co-writing the Icelandic ESC 1999 entry All Out Of Luck for Selma Björnsdóttir & placing 2nd. In 2003 Todmobile released their first live CD & DVD - Sinfónía, which was a collaboration of all their hits with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.
Band members:
Eyþór Arnalds, vocals & cello (1988-1993 and again from 2003)
Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson, vocals & guitar
Andrea Gylfadóttir, vocals
Eiður Arnarsson, bass guitar
Ólafur Hólm, drums (1989 - 1991 and again from 2000)
Kjartan Valdemarsson, keyboards
Matthías Hemstock, drums (1991-1997)
Atli Örvarsson, keyboards (1990-1991)
Vilhjálmur Goði, vocals (1996-1997)
1989 - Betra En Nokkuð Annað featuring Stelpurokk & Ég Heyri Raddir.
1990 - Todmobile, 7000 units sold; featuring Pöddulagið & Eldlagið.
1991 - Ópera
1991 - Tarantulo
1991 - Todmobile (English Version)
1992 - 2603
1993 - Passion Time
1993 - Spillt, awarded 5 Icelandic Music Awards including - Best Song, Best Songwriter, Best Lyrics, Best Album & Best Band Of The Year)
1996 - Perlur & Svín
2000 - Best
2004 - Sinfónía with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra
2005 - Brot af því besta, Todmobile
2006 - Ópus 6

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