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The Pogo Problem



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The Pogo Problem is an Icelandic/Danish collaboration under the leadership of Icelandic guitarist/composer Steinar Guðjónsson. He is accompanied by Anders Hellborn (Søren Ulrik Thomsen og det Glemtekvarter, Billow, Juju Bell) on electric bass and Kristoffer Tophøj (Tako Lako, Wangel, Interfoam) on drums. Their music is a fusion of instrumental pop, nordic jazz, and progressive rock.


In the summer of 2017 their self titled debut album was released by Fiol Optik record label. The album received positive reviews and the trio received a nomination for “Icelandic Music Award, Jazz composition of the year” for their tune “Difference of Opinion”. In addition, the compositions "Legg" and "Fair Enough" have been played regularly on P8jazz and even reached the top 10 most played weekly list.

“... an exciting scandinavian trio, that with this debut are far out over the launch pad. Keep an eye on them in the future”
-Brian Petro, JazzSpe...

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Line up:
  • Steinar Guðjónsson- guitar
  • Anders Hellborn- elbas
  • Kristoffer Tophøj- trommer

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