The family and friends of late musician Sjonni Brink have decided to offer his music for free online, to honor his memory. Sjonni Brink died one year ago, while competing in Icelands’s national preliminary for the Eurovision Song Contest. His song Coming Home was one of 15 songs chosen to compete to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest, held last year in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Sjonni was due to appear on the 3rd national preliminary on the 29th of January last year, but passed away in his home on the 17th of January. 12 days after his death, a group of his friends performed his song and won the national preliminary. The group included well known Icelandic musicians Hreimur Heimisson, Benedikt Brynleifsson and Matthias Matthiasson.
Sjonni was one of the founders of the Icelandic theatre group Vesturport, which has received the European theatre award. He released a solo album in 2009
His music can be found at www.sjonnibrink.is.