Tendra is a band led by guitarist Mikael Máni Ásmundsson and vocalist Marína Ósk Þórólfsdóttir. The two musicians have worked together since 2014 and have recently started composing their own music as a band. Tendra’s debut album will be released in September 2020.
Tendra's music has the heart of the modern singer/songwriter, the accessories of folk music and a base in jazz.
Mikael Máni and Marína Ósk met in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where they both studied jazz. In 2014 they started working together under a different alias, "Marína & Mikael" but in 2020 the band Tendra was born.
Tendra is an Icelandic word meaning "to light something" or "to kindle something".