Icelandic indie/folk band, Mukkaló is opening for Bombay Bicycle Club this evening at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
Mukkaló was invited to open for Bombay Bicycle Club after meeting the lead vocalist Jack Steadman at the recent Iceland Airwaves music festival in Reykjavik.
“We met Jack’s girlfriend when Bombay Bicycle Club were playing an off venue gig at Iceland Airwaves. Both Jack and his girlfriend then came to see us play. We all got on really well and he really liked our music so he decided to put us on the guestlist for their concert in the Reykjavik Art Museum. After that we took Jack and his girlfriend and showed them around Iceland a little, took them to Seljalandsfoss and had a lot of fun. A week later, after Iceland Airwaves had finished, Jack sent me an email inviting us to come and open for them at the Queen Elizabeth Hall,” explained Thorbjorg Osk Eggertsdottir, singer in Mukkaló.
Mukkaló formed in Reykjavik, Iceland in October 2009. Tonight’s concert will be the band’s biggest so far with the Queen Elizabeth Hall accommodating around 1000 people.
Photos: Óli Kristinn http://flickr.com/olafur