Before he became famous for playing the beloved character Hodor on Game of Thrones, Kristian Nairn was a DJ playing progressive house and EDM music all over Northern Ireland. And while it looks like he plans to accept more roles in the world of acting, it’s clear his true passion is in playing music. Fortunately for him, he’s figured out a way to translate his Game of Thrones fame into DJ celebrity as well.
For the past three years, Nairn has been touring the world under the catchy ‘Rave of Thrones’ byline. No, that’s not a DJ name or moniker, but rather a package that club promoters can book that involves various Game of Thrones decorations and Nairn behind the decks. As someone who’s seen an early Rave of Thrones show in Toronto back in 2013, it’s a pretty cool experience. And it’s only getting more popular now that Nairn’s character Hodor is dead.
According to his booking agent Michael Schweiger, Nairn’s “demand has shot up, with offers coming in from all over the word. Funny how some people get famous after they die.”
With Hodor’s death scene being one of the most powerful moments in recent seasons, we’re sure he’ll be able to ride the Rave of Thrones gig for several more years to come. Check out his latest musical release, a track called Ali Love, and a recent set from his Soundcloud. The big man’s got big talent.
(via Page Six)