After coming back home to Iceland in 2006, Bjarki then got in touch with the brothers, Börkur Hrafn and Daði Birgisson who had just quit in their band, called Jaguar. The brothers, already with high reputation in the Icelandic music community, founded Jaguar in early 90's. Jaguar was a very succeful funk-band in Iceland, and also played internationally. They played for example in the famous Jazz-café in London and also in Central park NY, they also did a warming up session for James Brown and Maceo Parker.
Jaguar was also the first band to be signed up by Freestyle Records in UK and had a song on Acid Jazz UK record. The brothers decided to leave their baby, and change musical direction. It turned out to be a perfect timing. After Bjarki had introduced the guys to couple of homerocording demos, there was no turning back.
The drummer Kristinn Snær, from one of Iceland's most successful band at the time, Hjálmar, was added to the band. It was the final puzzle and some studio sessions later, they had already recorded their demo album. After their recordings were mastered by the Grammy Award Winner and highly respected Mr. Bob Katz, the band got an independent label contract and released their debut album, Good Morning Mr.
Evening, in 2007. The record received excellent reviews from critics in Iceland and reached to nr. 3 in the charts, despite no commercial campaign what so ever. The record led to live gig series, and the band quickly became known as one of Iceland best live bands around.
The band is now planning their next album and are already in their studio. The first single of the new album, Evening brakes/ All is lost, has already had several air play time, including at Iceland’s most popular radio station, Rás 2. They are curently playing numerous of gigs around Iceland and are now ready to let the world hear a little bit more. Check out www.myspace.com/bsigmusic Buy the album at www.cdbaby.com/bsig Read more on Last.fm.
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