My Journey


My Visit To Nashville

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Wow. What a trip. So, if you’ve been following along you know I went to Nashville to play the Melodica festival in Nashville. And boy, oh boy, I had a great time. There was music, a lot of extremely unhealthy and delicious southern food, and I may or may not have had a couple of […]

Introducing My Nashville Tour Diary

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So, as I told you a few weeks ago, I’m going to Nashville. In fact, I’m leaving today! I’m not going to be posting here a lot while I’m gone. I’ll probably put together a recap of the tour once I get back, but I’m not going to be doing a tour diary on here. […]

My Love Letter To Nick Cave

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So if you’ve heard my music or have been around me at all, it probably won’t come as a huge surprise to learn that I really love Nick Cave. He’s one of my all time favourite songwriters, and he’s been a huge influence on me and my songwriting throughout the years. Recently my wonderful wife […]

I’m Going To Nashville!

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Some exciting news, everybody! I’m going to Nashville, Tennessee, to play the first Melodica festival there. Those of you who know me have probably heard me talk about the Melodica festival before. If not, I have a post about it here. Basically, the Melodica festival is a volunteer based international singer-songwriter festival, where artists get […]

Melodica Festival – the greatest music festival on earth!

Melodica Festival

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I want to tell you about the Melodica festival, my favorite music festival, and in my opinion the best place for any music lover. I play there every year. Here’s me playing it for the 10th time: If you’re reading this, I assume you love music. If you don’t, what’s wrong with you? Anyway. Music […]

Some of my work for theater

Í skugga Sveins

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I’ve been on the Icelandic folk music scene for about 15 years. I have released a solo album, as well as a few other things, and have traveled to various countries to perform, including Austria, Monaco, The Czech Republic, England, Denmark and more. It’s all been wonderful. But some of the best stuff I’ve done […]

My ink (and the stories behind it)

One Bad Ink

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So, I’ve never claimed to be particularly normal. And frankly, you probably wouldn’t be reading this at all if I was. But here we are. Anyway, I recently got my first tattoo. At 36. I’ve been wanting one for many, many years. But I guess it’s the same as with my music. I just keep […]

A ghost who loves sad songs

A Ghost who loves sad songs

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This is a story about death. And life. And ghosts who enjoy sad songs. You know, the usual. Look, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Sad songs make me happy. Do you agree? There’s some sort of cleansing in a properly sad song. My favorites are songs that might sound fairly uplifting, […]

Why I don’t write love songs for my wife

Why I don't write love songs for my wife

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“Hey, honey, I have a new song. Do you want to hear it?” “Sure. Is it a love song for me?” “Uh… Nope.” This happens all the time. Well, it used to happen all the time. My wife has stopped asking me that question now, because she knows it’s not going to happen. Why, you […]

Of Dog Poo and Depression

Of Dog Poo and Depression

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This is going to be tricky. I like to come across as a little witty, funny if I can, and make people smile and laugh, just before I attempt to reduce them to tears with my songs. It’s a fun dance that we do. But this is a story about depression. So how do I […]