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All Illusion - 2006
People Carrier - 2007
Funky Lady - 2008 (TBR)

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MAJOR MAKER BIOGRAPHY


Major Maker took Canada by force in the summer of 2007 when two of their songs, Rollercoaster and Talk To You, aired in national television commercials. The Rollercoaster single debuted at #57 on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100 Chart and # 2 on iTunes Canada Rock Chart while the video was added to national video outlets MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic.

Following the success of Rollercoaster, Major Maker released the People Carrier EP in Canada which hit # 2 on the highly influential CBC Radio 3 ‘Top 30 Chart’. That same month Major Maker won the 2008 Canadian Indie Award for Best Artist Website, a category that included the likes of Dragonette and Tegan and Sarah.

Major Maker continues to find success in tv and film. In 2008, songs from their debut LP “All Illusion” have been featured on the hit Canadian tv series “Whistler” (CTV), “The Border” (CBC) “The Adrenaline Project” (YTV) as well as in the indie feature film “Confessions of a Porn Addict”, the directorial debut from Spencer “Spenny” Rice (of Spenny and Kenny fame).

At the controls of the Major Maker spaceship are Lindy Vopnfjord and Todor Kobakov. Vopnfjord, of Icelandic descent, was steeped in the Island nation’s music from a young age as part of a musical family that included folk-singing parents.  When Lindy was five, the Vopnfjords embarked on a cross-Canada “Partridge Family” style tour in a yellow school bus that culminated with a Canada Day performance, after which Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau chatted with Lindy about his favorite school subject, mathematics.

Lindy’s Icelandic history is playing an increasingly influential role in the future of Major Maker. In May 08, Major Maker joined forces with Sprengjuhöllin,  the wildly popular Icelandic alt-rockers that ruled their homelands radio charts for 27 weeks in 2007 with the help of three # 1 singles. The Toronto show marked the first-ever Canadian date for Sprengjuhöllin. The following day, May 10, Major Maker and Sprengjuhöllin travel to Winnipeg to perform at the 2nd annual NUNA Festival.  NUNA celebrates the contemporary artistic and cultural connections between Iceland and Canada.  
  
This summer, Major Maker will release Funky Lady, a new EP whose title track is a cover of an obscure 1975 single written by Icelandic songwriter Gunnar Thordarson, a founding member of Rio Trio. The Funky Lady EP will be released exclusively in Iceland in early June, with more territories to follow shortly after.

Bulgarian-born Kobakov is a classically trained composer who moved to Toronto from Sofia as a teenager. A musical prodigy, Todor graduated with a degree in performance piano from University of Toronto at just 20 years old. He has worked with Canada’s leading artists including, Stars, Metric, Emily Haines, Sarah Slean, Small Sins, Luke Doucet and many others. Toronto’s influential NOW Magazine recently dubbed Todor “Toronto’s Best Keyboardist”.

 
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For more information on Major Maker contact:
Banded Management
Daniel Cutler
P: 647.477.7664
email: daniel.banded@gmail.com