Icelandic musical legend Megas to perform on Monday night

Megas, an Icelandic living legend.

Megas, an Icelandic living legend. Mbl.is/ Ómar Óskarsson

On Monday night, Iceland's most famous singer/ songwriter Megas will be performing the poetry of Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson who died in 2013 aged only 52. "Everyone knew he was a great poet but fewer knew that he was a good songwriter," says musician Skúli Sverrisson about Þorsteinsson's composition: Ósómaljóð. 

Sverrison is a an Icelandic bass player and composer who has worked with the likes of Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Laurie Anderson, Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian, recorded the record with Megas and a live band. 

The record is released on Monday and the concert is held to celebrate the release and takes place in Gamla bió in the Reykjavik city centre at 8 pm. 

Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson was an Icelandic artist and poet who died ...

Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson was an Icelandic artist and poet who died aged only 52. mbl.is/Kristinn

Bass player and composer Skúli Sverrisson.

Bass player and composer Skúli Sverrisson. mbl.is/Golli

Megas will be accompanied by a group of some of Iceland's most accomplished musicians. Skúli Sverrison on bass and guitar, Guðmundur Pétursson on guitar, Davíð Þór Jónsson on piano, Magnús Tryggvason Elíassen on drums, Ólöf Arnalds on vocals and guitar and Gyða Valtýsdóttir who plays the cello and sings additional vocals. 

Newcomers Madonna and Child warm up for the concert playing their unique goth art school experimental cuteness.

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