Brek was formed in the fall of 2018. The band mainly plays original, folky music with influences from various sources, but the members of the band focus on creating an interesting atmosphere in their playing. In addition, there is a focus on the multifaceted use of the Icelandic language in the band’s lyrics. Band members are Harpa Þorvaldsdóttir singer and pianist, Jóhann Ingi Benediktsson guitarist and singer, Guðmundur Atli Pétursson mandolinist and Sigmar Þór Matthíasson bassist. The band was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards in the category of folk music two years in a row and won the Icelandic Music Awards for Folk album of the year in 2022 for their self-titled debut album, as well as being featured as Album of the week on Iceland National Radio - Rás 2 in early 2022. In 2023 Brek are playing an official showcase at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, USA in February and also at Nordic Folk Alliance in Roskilde, Denmark in April. Brek has been diligent in playing concerts in Iceland and plans to be active in playing concerts both in Iceland and abroad in the near future.