Nammidagur (Candy Day)

Nammidagur (Candy Day)

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If soul music and heavy metal met in a dark alley in New York city and had a baby in that dark alley, that baby would be the band Nammidagur. In Iceland, Nammidagur is a day in which children are allowed to have candy. A Nammidagur concert is therefore an eruption of candy and delirious tunes.

Biography

The band, Nammidagur, is the new brainchild of international singer and DJ, Seth Sharp, and percussionist Stefán Laxdal. The two combined their radically different musical approaches into a sound that combines heavy metal and soul. Nammidagur's pianist, Egill Orri Ómarsson, describes the band as such: "If soul music and heavy metal met in a dark alley in New York city and had a baby in that dark alley, that baby would be the band Nammidagur." The band plays original songs, by Seth Sharp (and various musical collaborators), which have been re-interpreted into this new genre of hardcore soul. They also throw in a blues song here and there and a cover song to give the folks a moment to reminisce.

The members of Nammidagur are:
Seth Sharp, lead vocalist and song writer
Stefán Laxdal, precussion
Sindri Bergsson, guitar
Egill Orri Ómarsson, keyboards

Nammidagur by the way means "Candy Day" in Icelandic.

Some of Nammidagur's influences are:
Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, King Crimson, Ru Paul, Led Zeppelin, Donny Hathaway, Death, Rush, Prince, Cream, Stevie Wonder, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Blossom Dearie, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Josephine Baker, The Beatles, Lena Horne, and Yes