Lindy Vopnfjörd is an Icelandic-Canadian musician based in Toronto, Ontario who captures poetically in lyric and sound such humble and heroic human dramas sung so spectacularly. Vopnfjörd is a proficient storyteller who distills human experience into the vital emotions that define a moment so crisply, and memorably. On his seventh album, “You Will Know When It’s Right,” Vopnfjord teams up with Iceland’s most beloved band, Nydonsk. Together for more than 30 years, Nydonsk are legendary, and known to everyone in Iceland who grew up singing along with the music. “You Will Know When It’s Right” was recorded in Iceland at the famed Hljodriti Studio, and includes a live performance with the band at their concert at Eldborg Harpa in Reykjavik. The album was recorded and mixed in Reykjavik by Addi 800 (Bjork, Blur, Sigur Ros) and mastered by Steve Fallone (Kacey Musgraves, Arcade Fire, The War on Drugs) in New York.
Residing now in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, Vopnfjörd and his ongoing artistry are supported by an artistic family and solid fan base, and reflects the musical pedigree of the artistic community in which he is immersed.
Born into the Icelandic community in Manitoba, Canada, Lindy Vopnfjörd started his music career early. Singing traditional Icelandic songs with his family, both the cultural heritage and musician parents shaped this intuitive artist. By age four, Lindy was already pronouncing his “stand and care for the world” bent as an Icelandic-Canadian folk artist by singing cautionary songs against nuclear war. Traveling around by bus with his mom and dad and extended family, he developed an appreciation for performing as a form of sharing. Touring comes naturally to Lindy, and to see him live is to witness years of experience in honest delivery and authentic exchange with a dedication as real to a room of three as when he’s performing stadium-full. Lindy has performed six albums’ worth of originals that have mesmerized, delighted and moved audiences at house parties and bars to embassies, theatre halls with Canada’s Whitehorse, and large festivals, such as Montreal’s Osheaga, Reykjavik Folk Festival, and Hillside Festival.
From his West-Coast Victoria-based band Northern Junk to Toronto’s explosive indie rock group, Major Maker that boasts a fervor comparable to The Killers or Hard-Fi, Lindy’s talents have spanned many musical outfits. His earlier albums, “The Humourous Years,” and “Suspension of Disbelief” that he toured extensively through the UK, to his “Young Waverer,” mark him consistently as a Canadian “noteworthy.” The caliber of songwriting and musical arrangement has garnered heaps of critical accolades, including a string of popular singles, such as the memorable “Lover/Sister” (via ExclaimTV) on CBC Radio. Over the years, the bands he leads and the collections he creates continue to attract for him both critical and commercial success.