Jonsi Birgisson

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Birthday
23, 1975
Birthplace
Iceland
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1975 (age 43)
Birthplace
Iceland

About

Born Jon Birgisson and better known by his stage name 'Jonsi,' this post rock guitarist and singer rose to fame as a member of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. His unique musical talents include singing in a countertenor register and strumming the guitar using a bow made for a cello.

Before Fame

In the mid 1990s, he was the lead singer of a band called Bee Spiders. He released Von, his first album with Sigur Ros, in 1997.

Trivia

As the result of a severed optic nerve, he was born without vision in his right eye.

Family Life

Openly gay, he has been in a relationship with longtime partner and musician Alex Somers.

Associated With

He collaborated with DJ Tiesto on a 2009 track titled "Kaleidoscope."