Friday Tonic: Ösp Eldjárn
After studying classical singing and jazz singing, Ösp moved to London to study further and to pursue a solo career, having released two successful albums with her brother and friends, as the band Brother Grass.
Inspired by the vocals of Ella Fitzgerald, the stories of Joni Mitchell and by her own nordic folk roots, she began to write her own songs. For the past three years, together with pianist/singer/guitarist, Helga Ragnarsdóttir, bassist Sam Pegg and singers Maiken Marlen Sundby and Marit Røkeberg, Ösp has performed in various music venues and festivals in the UK and Iceland, such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Festival No6, UnampliFire and Reykjavík Folk Festival.
Her debut album, Tales From A Poplar Tree was released earlier this year.