WIG WAM was a Norwegian glam metal band.
* 1 Eurovision
* 2 History
* 3 Band members
* 4 Discography
* 5 External links
* 5.1 Videos
Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Wig Wam represented
winning the Norwegian pre-selection
Melodi Grand Prix . With the song
"In My Dreams ", written by guitarist Teeny, they brought
Norway to a
ninth place in
Kiev . The song immediately became a huge hit in
Norway, being among the most bought singles for 19 weeks and peaking
for three weeks at the top of the national single chart , an
achievement neither of Norway's two Eurovision winners managed. Also
in Iceland and
Sweden it enjoyed moderate to huge commercial success.
The band's slogan says: "Rock is the new schläger ".
Wig Wam first took part in the Eurovision in 2004, finishing 3rd in
the Norwegian final. With the song "Crazy Things", they could not beat
Knut Anders Sørum ("High"), who subsequently slumped to last
place in the final of the
Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 . Band leader
Glam also took part in the Norwegian preselection on his own in 1998
and claimed third place under his former artist name G'sten, singing
the song "Always Will".
After the 2005 contest Glam caused mild controversy due to his
actions in interviews after the contest, in particular with the United
Kingdom 's BBC broadcasts, where he seemingly had to be separated from
Javine Hylton during an interview in their after-show. The band also
confirmed their desire to tour Europe later in the year.
The Eurovision song "In My Dreams" may contain a guitar riff taken
from another song, according to the Latvian entrants, who claimed
after the competition that
Wig Wam had sampled another song and that
they knew which one it was. The Latvian duo, however, refused to
reveal which song it was due to it "being Wig Wam's song".
On the 28th of May 2005
Wig Wam were also special guests on the
Norwegian Junior Eurovision pre-selection final, as well as on the
Norwegian Eurovision-preselection of 2006 on the 4th of May 2006
presenting a medley of their Eurovision-entry '"In My Dreams" and
their new single "Gonna Get You Someday".
Wig Wam comes from
Norway , and they were founded in 2001.
Before their establishment the band members were already active in the
music business, playing in bands like Dream Police, Artch, Sha-Boom,
Ole Evenrud and Alien, or as solo artists.
Wig Wam worked hard to get
to the top of the national charts, starting their career with numerous
live performances across the country, quickly becoming one of Norway's
most popular live bands. Their fan base is known as Wig Wamaniacs.
In 2004 the band released its debut album "667 ... The Neighbour Of
The Beast", which was also released in
Sweden . Amongst other things,
the album contains a cover of Mel C. 's no. 1 hit I Turn to You. After
qualifying for the Eurovision Song Contest in
Wig Wam are
going to release their album all over Europe, in a new version called
"Hard To Be A Rock'n'Roller…In Kiev", including the hit "In My
Dreams". Among their musical idols,
Wig Wam count the groups KISS and
In November 2005 the band released their first DVD 'Rock 'N' Roll
Revolution 2005' showing the highlights from Wig Wam's best year so
far. Included in this DVD is '
Wig Wam Symphonic'
In March 2006 the band released its second full album Wig Wamania
with much better distribution around Europe. In July 2006 Wig Wamania
was also released in Japan by King Records with 3 bonus tracks. By the
end of August Wig Wam’s previous album also hit the Japanese market.
The album’s Japanese edition with 3 bonus tracks is being slightly
retitled to “Hard To Be A Rock’n Roller… In Tokyo!”.
The band released their third studio album Non Stop Rock\'n Roll on
January 22, 2010.
In January 2010
Wig Wam were announced as the support act for KISS at
Valhall in Oslo on June 14, 2010. In May 2012 they will release their
fourth album via Frontiers Records called Wall Street .
In March 2014 they announced that the band would part ways after
* Glam (
Åge Sten Nilsen
Åge Sten Nilsen ) — vocals
* Teeny (Trond Holter) — guitars
* Flash (Bernt Jansen) — bass
* Sporty (Øystein Andersen) — drums
Wig Wam discography
667.. The Neighbour of the Beast / Hard to Be a Rock\'n Roller
Wig Wamania (2006)
* Non Stop Rock\'n Roll (2010)
* Wall Street (2012)