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 (Metric, Coldplay, U2) at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
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’.