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This interview with Steingrímur “Steini” Teague was published by Icelandic news site visir.is on December 19th, 2012 - shortly after Steini started touring with Of Monsters and Men. Even though it’s an old interview, we think it will be of interest to many OMAM fans.
The translation was done by us (fyomam). As always, we appreciate those that give us credit when reposting elsewhere.
“It’s like having the best seat in the house to witness a remarkable event,” says keyboard player Steingrímur Karl Teague from the band Moses Hightower.
He was recruited to play with Of Monsters and Men on their US tour, after Árni Guðjónsson quit unexpectedly to work on other projects. “Guitarist Brynjar [Leifsson] called me when I was on my way home from band practice. The notice was fairly short. Thankfully, Moses Hightower is a band that tends to work sporadically, so it all worked out rather well.”
Steingrímur played approximately 20 shows with Of Monsters and Men in one month. The last show was the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Los Angeles. Immediately afterwards, he flew back to Iceland to participate in a show in with Moses Hightower and Ásgeir Trausti in Háskólabíó [Translator note: A theater located on the campus of the University of Iceland in Reykjavík]. He will play again tonight with Moses Hightower in the show “Hátt í Höllinni“ in Laugardalshöll [Translator note: A sports arena in Reykjavík].
[Due to these Moses Hightower shows, OMAM played a few shows as a six-piece in December 2012, as can be seen in YouTube videos from this period.]
According to Steini, appearing on the Jay Leno show was a great experience. “Leno was looking tan and sharp in his denim clothes” he says and laughs. However, Steingrímur did not have much time to think about where he was. He works as a translator, and sent one completed translation back to Iceland while backstage at the Leno show.
“Pretty much all the shows were fun,“ he says when asked about the tour. “There’s a special energy and atmosphere that is created when the band plays, and it’s great to be able to experience that.” Steingrímur will continue playing with OMAM next year during their tour of Asia. The band is still touring in North America, and trumpet player Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir is filling in on the keyboard until Steingrímur returns.
Is there a possibility that Steingrímur would join Of Monsters and Men permanently? “They have their own thing going. It is great being able to help, but they have a special atmosphere within the band. The dynamic between the band members is such that I don’t think I could be a member. But it’s a lot of fun being able to help them, and I appreciate being able to watch from the side.”
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