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Rock band adds spice to China seafood conference


The Glitnir Seafood Rock Band, ‘White Sox’ - collection of world-famous rock musicians - will be performing at the opening dinner of the upcoming international seafood conference in Shanghai.

Guests lucky enough to be invited to this year’s Glitnir ‘Ocean of Opportunities’ seafood event in Shanghai in November will experience something rather unusual.

Nordic financial group Glitnir has over the last few years formed ‘The Glitnir Seafood Rock Band’ which has played at every Ocean of Opportunities event. This year the band members will be more internationally recognised than ever before, because in addition to American Seafoods CEO Mr. Bernt Bodal on bass guitar, guests will see legendary keyboard player Spike Edney and guitarist Jamie Moses from Queen as well as drummer Alan White who has played with world famous rock band ‘Yes’.

The lead singer of ‘White Sox’ will be Iceland’s best-known pop / rock singer Jonsi, who has been nominated ‘Vocalist of the Year’ at the Icelandic Music Awards.

The Seafood Band will be spicing up Glitnir’s pre-conference dinner on Sunday the 4th of November at a secret location in Shanghai. Glitnir will then host the Ocean of Opportunities global seafood conference and ‘think-tank’ at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel on Monday the 5th of November. The leading seafood bank will deliver a special press briefing on the release of three international seafood reports which focus on China, Canada and Latin America.
Glitnir focuses on the seafood industry as one of three global niche sectors (renewable energy and offshore supply vessels are the other two). The Nordic financial group considers Iceland and Norway as its two home markets, but has operations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Luxembourg, Russia, USA, Canada and China.
For more information and to sign up to the Ocean of Opportunities seafood event, visit:

Bjørn Richard Johansen
Managing Director, Corporate Communications, Glitnir
Tel: +47-47 800 100

Band Bio:

Alan White - Drums
A world famous drummer with ‘Yes’, a progressive British rock band.
Played with John Lennon, George Harrison, Ginger Baker and Joe Cocker.
Over fifty recorded albums, including ‘Imagine’ with John Lennon.

Bernt Bodal - Bass
Godfather of ‘White Sox’ - the Glitnir Seafood Band.
Chairman & CEO of American Seafood’s Group.
Founded and recorded 3 albums with the progressive Norwegian rock band ‘Høst’.

Spike Edney - Keyboard / Guitar
Considered the fifth member of ‘Queen’ when he joined them on tours from 1984 playing keyboard / guitar and doing backing vocals.
Other partnerships include ‘Rolling Stones’, ‘Duran Duran’ and ‘The Boomtown Rats’.

Jamie Moses - Guitar
Widely known rock guitarist who has played with Brian May from ‘Queen’, Bob Geldof, Paul Young, ‘Mike and the Mechanics’ and ’Zucchero’.
Jamie was also Brian May´s right hand man in the ‘Queen + Paul Rodgers World Tour’.

Omar Gudjonsson - Guitar
Biggest up-and-coming guitar player in Iceland.
Solo artist and session player since 1997 and has played with ’Mezzoforte’, ‘GusGus’, Larry Coriell, ‘Jaguar’, Carola and Morten Harket of ‘A-ha’.

One of the biggest names in the Icelandic music scene, Jonsi is the front man, songwriter and lyricist in ’Í Svörtum Fötum’, one of Iceland’s most successful pop bands.
Also a singer / actor and dancer, he has participated in Eurovision on behalf of Iceland in 2004.

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