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Brynjar Leifsson
Born (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 33)
  • Musician
  • guitarist
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • Guitar
  • melodica
  • tambourine
  • vocals
Years active 2009–present

Brynjar Leifsson (born 11 September 1990) is an Icelandic musician. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the Icelandic indie folk band Of Monsters and Men.

Personal life

Brynjar was raised in Keflavík, a town in southwest Iceland. His brother is a pilot.

Brynjar has been in a relationship with musician Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, who's also a touring member of OMAM, since at least 2014. The two have a son named Hilmir Hrafn Brynjarsson.

Of Monsters and Men

Brynjar joined Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir's solo project, Songbird in 2009. The project soon expanded with Ragnar Þórhallsson and Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson joining. The band then entered the 2010 annual Icelandic music competition Músíktilraunir, which they won. The band eventually became Of Monsters and Men. They soon released their debut studio album My Head Is an Animal in late 2011. The album charted in multiple regions and the band gained popularity worldwide. After a successful first album, the band released their second studio album Beneath the Skin in 2015. Their third album, Fever Dream, was released in 2019. Brynjar is currently the lead guitarist in the band.

See also

  • List of Icelandic writers
  • Icelandic literature
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