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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:26

5 Game of Thrones Actors Who Are Also Musicians

It’s always endearing to discover actors’ side hustles, or even hobbies, that they immerse themselves in apart from the well-beloved (or hated) characters they play on TV.

Game of Thrones actors are undoubtedly a talented bunch, so it wasn’t at all surprising finding out that they also engage in other creative platforms.

Here are 5 Game of Thrones actors who are also talented musicians.

 

1. Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm)

The commander of the Unsullied is not as mysterious in real life as he is in the show. Jacob Anderson goes by stage name Raleigh Ritchie and has a diverse range of R&B tracks that one can easily swoon over. Grey Worm drops his Valyrian accent for his real, raspy and soulful voice in his album, You’re a Man Now and I must say that Cowards is definitely a track you should pay attention to.

 

 

2. Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton)

Far from his terrifying character as Ramsay Bolton, Iwan Rheon gives out a melodramatic vibe as he serenades us in indie folk songs like Dinard.

 

 

3. Jerome Flynn (Bronn)

It was certainly kind of a shock to find out that jolly ol’ Bronn was part of an English singing duo in the ‘90s, but life does surprise you sometimes. Jerome Flynn was half of Robson & Jerome, a duo that gain a bit of popularity for their covers. Here's one that might ring a bell.

 

 

4. Kristian Nairn (Hodor)

Yes, Hodor is a DJ. Having already played a gig in Singapore some time ago, Kristian Nairn confessed that music "felt more natural" to him despite studying both acting and music in college. Don't judge Nairn's mute character on the show as DJ HODOR knows how to get the party started in real life.

 

 

5. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)

We’ve seen him effortlessly sing in Coldplay’s Game of Thrones: The Musical. But it seems like there’s more where that attitude came from. It recently has just been reported that Tyrion Lannister himself used to be the frontman of a punk-rock band called Whizzy… and there are several pictures to prove it.

Photo Credit: Getty Images, HBO

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TV series Game Of Thrones is finally back for its 7th season.

Even from its first episode, fans have already been divided: those who enjoyed Ed Sheeran's cameo, and those who don't. While some say that Ed's acting was believable and his character was appropriate, others claim that his appearance threw them off. No matter which side you're taking, fans of the TV series can all agree on one thing: its epic theme song. While we tend to skip the intro for other TV series, doing the same for GOT is unthinkable. 

It comes with no surprise that the GOT theme song has its own league of fans who have made their own versions of it. From metal to acoustic, these 5 cover versions of the GOT theme track is sure to bring you into the magical world of dragons and direwolves.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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I’m not gonna lie.

I’ve laughed at all the memes and expressed my annoyance over Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones more times that I can count over the past two days.

People were hilarious, we can’t deny that fact.

Sheeran’s scene as a Lannister soldier certainly had an impact on my overall enjoyment of the episode, just like any other millennial who is eagerly following today’s pop culture scene.

Just when you thought you were fully immersed in the fantasy world of Westeros, a familiar face pops up, suddenly reminding you that the show is in fact fictional - way to ruin the sense of escapism there!

Unfortunately, this is not Hannah Montana meets The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. People these days don’t get excited about crossovers anymore.

But after hearing about his sudden disappearance from Twitter due to the mockery, I realized that Sheeran was just a normal fan who wanted to be on his favorite show. I mean, LET THE GUY LIVE!!!

Despite the backlash, Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa has Sheeran's back, even complimenting his performance – "In the world of the show, he did a lovely job, and he looks like he belongs in that world."

We also have other GoT fans who supported the scene, saying that it was an essential part of the storyline.

 

So, there you go! Please remember to be kind to one another, especially to Ed Sheeran. The lad tried, for goodness’ sake!

 

Photo Credit: HBO

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We’re all aware that Game of Thrones is back… Yes, every single Internet user is aware of that fact, even the ones who don’t watch the show. I’m glad we’re all being bombarded with constant updates about Game of Thrones though. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon this absurd Spotify music match. It basically matches you with a character along with its corresponding playlist.

Being the curious Internet lurker that I am, I gave the music match a try. But God was I disappointed. I didn’t expect to get “musically” matched with Theon Greyjoy. I mean, am I really as lonely as Theon? Maybe I am. Perhaps I’m just not yet aware of the darkness that is slowly eating my soul. Just look at the percentage of meloncholia in the genres… just wow.

I’m not going to complain though, so I’ve just decided to match four songs from the playlist that perfectly capture every stage of Theon’s life.

 

When Theon thought he captured Winterfell:

 

…NOT!

 

When Ramsay tortured Theon and later named him Reek:

 

When Theon escaped with Sansa (a bit melancholic with a pinch of slight victory):

 

*****

Theon Greyjoy’s complete playlist:

Photo Credit: HBO, Vox, ladygeekgirl(wordpress), giphy, gotrole

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Thursday, 11 June 2015 08:15

Game Of Thrones Theme Gets Club Remix!

Possibly one of the most iconic (and longest due to the long list of actors in the show) theme songs in recent television memory, the Game of Thrones Theme is unforgettable and instantly recognizable.

Acts such as Chvrches and even a dog have covered the theme song, originally composed by Ramin Djawadi, but this remix takes the cake.

Electronic music legend Armin Van Buuren has created the most danceable version of the theme song yet. The Dutch producer has finally premiered the studio version of the trace remix of the song, months after premiering it at Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

“I’m a big fan of the Game of Thrones and really honoured to be asked to do an official remix for their anthem.”

Could this song possibly be used in future episode of Game of Thrones? Perhaps we could see this being used in the explosive season finale this week.

Listen to the banging track below and let us know what you think!

Photo Credit: YouTube, Lessthan3

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Winter is coming. And so is Game Of Thrones' highly anticipated season 4. In a brilliant move to promote the popular series on HBO, a special hip-hop mixtape titled Catch The Throne is released.

Ladies and gentlemen of Westeros, wait no longer. The jesters in court can't compare to this. How better do we tell the tales of old and new, the epic battles that men fought and died for? Of course this. Not to mention that the rappers gave a shoutout to the Houses too. F*ck the Lannisters, am I right?

Forget the modern 'shawty booty' name-calling, no rap can top this 10-track mixtape.

Each one begins with a dialogue from an episode which transitions into a pretty sick beat. The whole series has just become 1000% cooler.

Check out Catch The Throne below and let us know what you think! For me, I definitely say spin!

Game of Thrones will premiere on April 6.

Photo credit: wasahiro.wordpress.com

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