Orri Páll Dýrason (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈɔrːɪ ˈpautl ˈtiːrasɔn]; born in 4 July 1977) is the drummer for Sigur Rós. He joined the band in 1999, shortly after the recording of the studio album Ágætis byrjun, when the previous drummer, Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, left the band. He married Lukka Sigurðardóttir in Hawaii in 2005. They have a son together born in January 2010 his name is Dýri Angantýr and another son born in November 2012 and his name is Jón Stormur . He also has a daughter from a prior relationship, whose name is Vaka Orradóttir. The first track from the ( ) album was named after her. Orri and his wife live in the outskirts of Mosfellsbær, which is not far from Reykjavík and is in walking range of Sigur Rós's studio, Sundlaugin. Lukka along with Jónsi Birgisson's boyfriend, Alex Somers, form the Toothfaeries who make the official handmade merchandise for Sigur Rós. He also has a full-black cat named Gutti (short for Guttormur).
His influences include John Bonham, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts, Ginger Baker, Ringo Starr and Mitch Mitchell. Jeremy Clarkson has been vocal of his drumming capabilities via Twitter, commenting "bloody hell, their [Sigur Rós] drummer's good".Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license