Mr. Moon - Icelandic fusion funk band 1994-1998 - wiki


29. Mai. 2008, 1:18

Mr. Moon was an / band that was active from around -.

Einar, Davíð, Sigurdór, Claxton, Sigurþór & Hrafn.

The original band members:

Sigurdór Guðmundsson -
Davíð Þór Jónsson -
Daði Birgisson -
Hrafn Ásgeirsson -
Guðmundur Claxton - .

Sigurþór Þorgilsson -
Einar Þór Jóhannesson - .

The last two joined few months after the first gig.

Playing in M.H. (Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð / Hamrahlíð College) (Hannes, drummer from Reggae on ice, playing with Mr. Moon)

Mr. Moon appeared on tv. and played the Reykjavík Jazz Festival (RúRek) in .

Released one track; Dynagroove, that they recorded after winning an talent competition at their school in Akranes, Iceland in 1994.

Influences: E.g. Mezzoforte, Jamiroquai, Kool & the Gang, Herbie Hancock and more.

The Icelandic funk group Jagúar was formed on the ruins of Mr. Moon.

Recording for a TV show on the Icelandic RUV channel.

Most of the members are active in the Icelandic music scence as active freelance musicians and members of bands.

Sigurdór Guðmundsson was active with Menn Ársins between 2006-2010. He has also played his own music, as well with bands like Amalgam, Hjálmar (briefly) and (Icelandic R'n'B act) Kenya.

Davíð Þór Jónsson plays mostly piano and organ for instance with Flís, Mugison, Jóel Pálsson, Tómas R. Einarsson (and countless others). He even played bass with Benni Hemm Hemm for awhile.

Daði Birgisson was busy with Jagúar for many years but is now freelancing and playing with B.Sig.

Einar Þór Jóhannesson is mostly playing with Buff and Dúndurfréttir, but has also played with Egó (Bubbi) and many others.

Hrafn Ásgeirsson played with Jagúar and later participated in the and scene.