Biography

Born into the Icelandic community in Manitoba, Lindy Vopnfjörd started his music career early. By four, he was singing cautionary songs about nuclear war and traveling around with his musician parents and extended family in a bus. The digital release of his most recent album, his career seventh, called Young Waverer was on February 26, 2013. Ambitiously recorded via “Crowdfunding” and only available via iTunes or Lindy’s website, it is a soaring landscape of stream of consciousness stories about love and loss, alongside unique tales about his upbringing on icy Lake Winnipeg.
Bulgarian born producer/composer/solo artist, close friend and music collaborator Todor Kobakov sharpens the production pencil and draws a definitive mark in the mind with the twelve tracks (he also contributes piano). An impressive Canadian musical collective also brings their talents to Young Waverer in Luke Doucet who contributes guitar to a handful of songs and Thomas D’Arcy formerly of Small Sins and Major Maker who played bass, as did other Major Maker-mates Stephen Krecklo and Ian LeFeuvre (Kathleen Edwards, k-os) and John Obercian (Sarah Harmer). Young Waverer was mixed by Grammy nominated John O’Mahony (MetricColdplayU2) at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/music/they-might-be-giants-lindy-vopnfjord-keeps-family-musical-tradition-alive-1.85654

 

http://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2013/05/02/sungum_sveitt_i_lopapeysum/

http://lindymusic.com/2013/02/hamilton-rocks-with-cover-of-view-magazine/

 

Since 2006, Lindy has been the lead singer and co-songwriter for the indie rock band Major Maker. 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 Much Music, MuchMoreMusic and MTV Canada.

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’.

http://www.chartattack.com/news/53769/major-makers-lindy-vopnfjord-revisits-
his-icelandic-roots

http://www.eyeweekly.com/music/features/article/12801

3 Comments

  1. Ken Vopni
    Posted December 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Lindy, we have to be related! Our name was originally Jonnson, but when we emigrated to Canada (Winnipeg) our name became Johnson. My Great, Great Grandfather, a printer in Vopnafjordur, changed our sir name to Vopni and continued the printing tradition with the Vopni Press outside of Winnipeg. Was hoping to get to your show this Friday but I’m booked. I’ll be looking for your next show locally and will bring a pose (7 siblings and many nieces and nephews!)

  2. Kate
    Posted July 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I think we all must be cousins! My grandfather, Wilfred Vopni started Vopni Press in Portage la Prairie. He died in 19743and my father, John Vopni died in 1974. I live in Winnipeg and have two brothers (Jeff in Vancouver & Bill in Lake Louise)

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