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Ologies (LP 2008)



GP! aka Gudmundur Petursson has been a leading guitarist on the Icelandic music scene since the early 90's. He has worked on up to 200 albums as a band member, session player, writer, arranger or producer. He has collaborated with various types of musicians, Chicago Blues legends (Pinetop Perkins, Billy Boy Arnold), Irish folk artists (Donal Lunny) and modern classical composers (Benjamín Júsúpov). Among other artists are Bubbi Morthens, Megas, Emiliana Torrini, Grana Lewis, Egill Sæbjörnsson, KK, Eliza Newman, The Icelandic folk ensamble, Detra Farr, Chicago Beau, Ragnheiður Gröndal, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Jimmy Dawkins, Ceres 4, Funk harmony park, Steindór Andersen, Mezzoforte, Trabant, Baggalútur, Zora young, Marit Haetta, Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, Blue ice band and The Icelandic symphony.
His playing is also featured and many film soundtracks (In the cut 2003) and he has worked in theater productions an written music for stage plays, films and documentaries (Black Island 2003)
GP! has 3 times received the Icelandic music adwards for his guitar playing.

GP! is currently working with his own band, following his recent record release Ologies. Ologies has received very positive receptions by the media (****mbl.) and record buyers. The album has been held notable for the originality yet entertaining quality of the music witch is claimed to be diverse but with a strong concept and has been associated with the term "genuine strangeness". GP!'s live band features Róbert Reynisson (Múm, Ólöf Arnalds, Borko) guitar , Davíð Þor Jónsson (Mugison, Flís, Benni Hemm Hemm) keyboards, Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson (Flís, Egill Sæbjornsson), Matthías Hemstock (Johann Johannson, Tómas R. Einarsson) drums. This lineup of interesting musical forces has made audiences astonished by their life performance of GP!'s Ologies.

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