Wam are headlining the Thunderground festival this month at the
Nottingham Rock City England.. Charismatic front man Glam took time out
from his roll as the Executioner in the play Which Witch for an
exclusive interview with the Bailey Brothers. Get back in the loft and
dust down those platform boots, stretch on those spandex and slip on
your best posing vest. Now take a look in the mirror, that’s why they
have been left in the loft. You need a lot of balls (or a big lunch box)
to get away with Spandex in 2007. Are Wig Wam on a mission Impossible?
Let’s cruise back to where it all began!
Let’s go back to the beginning. What bands were you in to as a teenager?
When I was a teenager I was into bands like Ac/Dc, Iron Maiden, Accept,
Deep Purple…anything that combined massive guitars and good melodies. I
was a huge Kiss and Sweet fan of course.
Did any of these bands inspire you to become a vocalist?
When I got into the Hard Rock scene I already had made up my mind ;-) I
guess I blame Elvis Presley for inspiring me to become a
singer/entertainer. And then came the Beatles that inspired me to start
What was the name of the first real rock band that you played with?
It was a band called BATHORY from Norway. I had bought my first
electric guitar and also knew I could handle the vocals, still I didn’t
know anybody who played bass or drums. So when I saw this ad from a band
called Bathory I got in touch with them. The only problem was that this
really wasn’t my kind of band. Actually it wasn’t a band at all, just a
crazy bass player who wanted to start a band like Venom. Anyway this
got me in touch with another guy who brought me to his band, also called
Bathory (a popular name those days I guess), and here I was in a band.
Half a year later we brought in a guitar player who handled the guitar
better than me, plus I could concentrate more on being a front man. We
developed into a decent Hard rock band in the Dokken style, changed the
name to Slaves of Tomorrow and then just Tomorrow and then we broke up. I
remember dressing up in pink tights and tons of studs and took the name
Danny Glammy which later became just Glam.
Was it difficult trying to break out of Norway?
Don’t know really, never really tried. But this Eurovision thing
brought us out of Norway quicker than we were prepared for. Actually, we
started to get great response from abroad after releasing our very
first album called 667 The Neighbour of The Beast in 2004.
Did any of the bands you were in before Wig Wam enjoy any success out side of Norway?
Glam: Ha ha we didn’t enjoy any success at all.
How did you meet up with Teeny and the guys and who decided on the names and image?
Teeny called me up late summer 2000 to ask me if I would like to join a
house band for some jam sessions in a sleazy club in Halden. I knew
Teeny from before from when he played with Ole Evenrude and Dream Police
and admired him for his playing, so I thought why not? It could be
loads of fun. We had tried before to put together a band with Flash by
the way, but it didn’t work out at all. We just couldn’t decide on which
songs to pick for covers. I was more into Grant Lee Buffalo and stuff
like that those days, and Teeny had a desire to play more Blues
oriented. We met the same problem when we got together for the jam
thing, but once Flash joined the band all the pieces suddenly got into
place. We started to play songs like Ballroom Blitz and Rock’N Roll by
Zeppelin and found a united desire to get back to where we all had
belonged. After some months of jamming a very popular club called teeny
and wanted us to play a concert at their 80’s party, so we would need a
name and a poster for the gig. A week before the gig we all brought some
crazy outfits for a “photo session”. When we had put on the outfits our
new names came naturally ;-) Sporty had these pink bicycle tights and
BOOM Sporty! Teeny who had absolutely short cut hair put on a White
curly wig which made him look like a teenage hooker and BOOM Teeny.
Flash put on some kind of pilot helmet and glasses and BOOM Flash. Me I
had brought a boa and a lipstick and BOOM Glam. While putting on the
make up I got that Indian feeling, like we were dinosaur Indians getting
ready to fight for our right to ROCK again and WigWam seemed like a
natural choice of band name. Retrospectives was the best idea so far,
but Wig Wam was far better we thought. It also reminded us of a Sweet
song we all used to love ;-)
Did bands such as the Sweet, T Rex, Slade etc influence the look and the music?
Yeah, absolutely! I had pretty much the same look in a Rock’N Roll act
Flash and I used to do in ’91 called Rock’N Roll Adventure, which
basically ran through the history of rock. In the Glam rock section I
used to put on lipstick and cyan eye shadow…and a stars and strips
spandex….. It was awesome having Sweet as opening act during part of our
Norwegian leg of the 2005 tour, and having Slade as support act in
2004. The only tragic experience was to realize that your big hero is
just full of shit, speaking of Andy “Moaner” Scott. I hope I quit doing
touring before I get that bitter and tired of the whole thing. For the
Slade guys….maaaaan, they still love every bit of it, and it shows when
they are rocking the audience. We’ve had the pleasure of sharing bill
with Slade for a number of shows.
glam bands such has Poison had enjoyed their finest hour so how come in
2005 you thought dressing up in glam gear would be cool again?
We picked that up in 2001, and thought “well since nobody does this
anymore it’s about time someone did…” So looking like we do these days
in early 2001 people had a BIIIG laugh when we entered the stage. After
two songs the laughs were gone and a lot of head banging was going on. I
mean, people went crazy from hearing a band like this again. I guess
they all found themselves back in the 80’s again, and had the same crazy
feeling again. And we instantly knew…IT’S A HUNGER FOR THIS KIND OF
MUSIC AND SHOW AGAIN!!!
heard you had a shot at doing the Eurovision song contest on your own
before Wig Wam is this true? Well ,you got another chance with Wig Wam
but what were you guys up to just prior to that?
Well, yes I did. I had my solo career going. I had made a demo tape
which made a publishing company, BMG Publishing, sign me as a
songwriter. Since they promised to help pushing me to the record
industry as an artist as well I thought why not. So they booked a lot of
meetings with the biggest record companies in Norway, and sometimes I
brought my acoustic to perform my songs live. One day the A&R got so
impressed that he wanted to sign directly. The day after he called me
and asked me if I could meet him to listen to one of his songs that had
been picked out to the Norwegian Eurovision Final. He thought my voice
was perfect for that song. After trying it out and added more of my
style into the song I decided on participating. It was a very poppy Tom
Petty like song called “Always Will”, and it made #3 and became a very
heavy rotated radio song with 16 weeks on the radio charts. But when the
record company turned my demos for the album down and wanted less
guitars AND Norwegian lyrics to hit the Grown Up market I turned them
down, found someone to finance the recording, got a distribution deal
and did it by myself. At this time Teeny had hung up his guitar, Sporty
was a business controller in a very successful company and Flash was
playing with different hobby based acts. When we met and got Wig Wam
going we all felt that rock was giving us another shot.
see the whole Eurovision event as a bit of a joke but you can’t ignore
the exposure. Was this the platform you were all looking for?
I guess that’s very much the case in The Uk. In Sweden Eurovision is
BIIIIIIIG! Anyway, we never planned the Eurovision thing at all. After
doing Wig Wam as a cover act for half a year, we started to get hungry
for original material to mix in with the covers. After the great
reactions from our audience we started to talk about recording our songs
and maybe release an album. We recorded an album, but nobody, and I
mean NOBODY believed that this kind of music would stand a chance. We
met all kinds of arguments like “this is old fashioned” “who will buy
this kind of music these days” “you’re too old” and so on. But we knew
there was a hunger for this kind of band and music from the reactions we
would get from our live shows. So we thought, if only we could get some
kind of exposure…… BOOM!!! And what better than shaking the old
fashioned Eurovision Song Contest with our kind of music and show. So we
were invited to an audition for the Norwegian Song Contest in 2004,
which lead to a license deal and a #3 with Crazy Things. From there the
ball started to roll. In 2005 we were actually invited by the Norwegian
Broadcasting, and we thought…Hmmm If we get to choose whatever song, and
if we can have the rights to release the song on our own terms it would
only be a great way of promoting that song in prime time. So we did! We
had no ambitions on winning, neither had our label. They printed 1000
copies of In My Dreams and they were so sold out the very first day of
its release, two days after winning ;-)
Did you set about having the Glam image to shock the world or was this already a part of the big plan?
Glam image just came naturally really. It was all about having fun a
making a spectacular show you know. Later we have shaped the image a
bit, but still our main goal is to have a good time and to make our fans
have a good time too. You will never see us grow into a band that takes
themselves too serious. We’re here too make people feel good and to
enjoy ROCK with a biiiiig tongue in cheek.
Tell us about the song that has become your anthem, “In my Dreams”. Were you involved in the writing of it?
We had been invited to participate in the Norwegian Broadcasting for
the second time, and we were free to pick whatever song we liked. We had
already started to write for what was to become Wig Wamania, our second
studio album. We had three songs demoed individually, that we chose
from. Those were In My Dreams (Teeny), Flying High (Flash) and a song of
mine called Rock’n Roll Girl Like You. We decided on In My Dreams of
course, but I wasn’t 100% back then that this was the ultimate choice.
The song started of with a guitar riff and had yet another guitar theme
later into the song that made the song less catchy than the version the
public got to hear. So I suggested that the song should start of with
the chorus and that we should cut the extra guitar riff part. That’s
pretty much my involvement in the writing of it, although I would never
take credit for it, its Teeny’s work. A masterpiece! Oooh almost forgot,
the song was originally named Fantasy, and I remember suggesting In My
dreams for the title. (It’s funny to think of now actually).
the UK they have a Euro show where the public pick the artist and the
song to represent the UK (probably why it always sucks). Was that the
same for Wig Wam in Norway?
Yeah! It’s the people’s choice in Norway too. Lucky for us we had lots
of publicity ahead of the final and I guess the Rockers of Norway saw
the show for the first time just to vote for Rock, finally ;-) And it
seemed that the people of Norway wanted a change. And the year after
Lordi won the final…..
When you recorded the song did you feel even before Eurovision that In My Dreams could be a hit?
the adjustments I mentioned earlier I felt that this song was strong
enough to become a monster hit with or without the Eurovision. I also
knew that this world often is unfair, so I didn’t even think of winning.
You can’t compete with music can you? Who’s entitled to say that song
is “better” than the other? It’s all about different taste. But I hoped
we would make a name for ourselves and that we could sell some albums
and hopefully get a some extra gigs booked for our tour as a result of
song went straight to number one and stayed there for 19 weeks in the
Norwegian charts and was awarded a platinum record. The Hard To be A
Rock N Roller CD also topped the charts for 20 weeks. That’s an amazing
achievement, how did that feel for the band?
AMAZING!!!!! It was a blast! Everything just said BOOM! We were on the
FrontPage of every magazine and this country was infected by Wig Wamania
;-) Where did you manage to get all the platform boots and outrageous
were hand made and some were found in different shops throughout the
years. I always draw my outfits and then I try to get a hand on what I
need, or get someone to make it.
move onto the music. The album Hard To Be A Rock’N’Roller went
platinum. Tell us about the songwriting and recording of that album. Did
Eurovision shape the style and destiny of the band?
think we shaped the style and destiny of Eurovision, not the opposite
;-) ha ha You know what, Hard To Be A Rock’n Roller was believe it or
not recorded long before we had anything to do with Eurovision. Hard To
Be was released as “667 The Neighbour of The Beast”, our first album,
when we were turned down by every record label in this country. The
album didn’t do to well due to our labels extremely bad promotion of the
band. I mean, they didn’t do shit. So we got involved with VME/Voices
of Wonder and re-released the album with the new title HARD TO BE A
ROCK’N ROLLER. A remixed version of the old one and a brand new
instrumental added to the track list, The Drop. It did much better. So
when we won the Eurovision Song Contest, the song In My Dreams was meant
to be included on our next album Wig Wamania, but we thought it was a
better idea to include it on Hard To Be since we wouldn’t have time to
finish a whole new album in the chaos that surrounded us after the
final. So we thought, HEY let’s call this version "HARD TO BE A ROCK’N
ROLLER…in Kiev". he he The whole idea of participating in the Eurovision
was to promote what already was Wig Wam, not to wimp out and promote
something we weren’t already. We were a real band with hearts beating
for hard rock, who used Eurovision for what it was worth promotion wise.
And maaaan did it work ;-)
Were you writing with outside musicians or was it you and Teeny or the full band writing together?
For Hard To Be we all threw in songs that we had either written
individually or together within the band. No outside musicians were used
at all. Only one song was actually the result of what you can call a
jam session, and that song was Car-Lyle. Flash wrote the ballade Tell Me
Were To Go. The rest was written by Teeny and myself. For Wig Wamania
it was more the case of everyone writing by themselves really, although
Dare Devil Heat was the result of a sound check.
Wamania CD was also a big hit as was your Rock’N’Roll Revolution 2005
double DVD set that included the famous concert with Eastfold symphony
Orchestra. Explain the thinking and planning of this event?
We never really planned for the DVD concert to be a Symphonic show you
know. I was booking the band in my region at the time and this place was
offering us a great deal for an exclusive show in that specific region
of Norway, which would mean that we couldn’t do another show elsewhere
in that region for at least a month before or after this one. Then I
started to get loads of offers from other promoters and I thought, well,
if we make the already booked show as special as possible, would they
let us do the other shows as well. They accepted my idea for a Symphonic
happening, and when we were getting close to the date I thought, Hey –
There will be 100 musicians on stage – no way we’re gonna let this
chance slip away. Get those cameras!!!
Everything seem to be released so fast, was there a definite feeling of ride the wave whilst you are still on the surf board?
really. Hard To Be already felt old for us in 2005. So when we finished
the Rock Schläger Tour 2005 we thought it was important to record our
fresh ideas. We were hungry!!!! Looking back now I think we should have
taken some more time off the road though. Not because I think we would
have made a better second album, but because we were exhausted and
didn’t even see that ourselves. We had just finished off 189 concerts
plus promotion plus a DVD production and Eurovision. We were dead tired,
but didn’t accept it. We were just HUNGRY! So we took 12 days off the
road, teamed up in a rehearsal room January 3. We stayed there for three
days to decide on which songs to pick for our next album, and then
started recording. While recording Wig Wamania we were playing gigs at
the weekends, going to Ireland for a three show package tour, making a
music video, finishing a pre-production for our Wig Wamania tour and on
March 17 it was out there, and the wheels were rolling again….. I even
managed to learn how to skijump during this time, for a promo stunt in
the World Cup ha ha I think we were determined to prove that we could
stand on our own feet without the Eurovision thing.
first met you and saw Wig Wam in 2006 when you stormed the Firefest 3
festival in the UK. What do you remember about that concert and
especially how well you went down?
Yes man, it was a nice to meet you guys backstage. Getting the
reception that we got was really surprising. We knew we had a couple of
fans from the UK, but heyyyy. People obviously knew our music. I mean,
maaaaan did they chant along. We added a couple of Ac-Dc songs to our
set list just to be absolute sure not to ruin the atmosphere in the
audience. At least they would know a couple of tunes right. Totally
bommer!!! But I had mixed feelings about the gig. The audience was
FANTASTIC!!! But we weren’t at all delivering what we’re able to. We
didn’t even have a proper sound check, and I remember the monitor sound
sucked big time. I only heard my voice through the PA system…..standing
behind them but what can you do? Either you can complain and screw up
the mood within the band or you can just attack the stage with what you
got, and hopefully the sound isn’t that bad for the audience. On stage
the sound was terrible. Apart from that we had a GREAT time!
The UK tour with Gotthard and the pretty Maids you mentioned to us back then never came off, why was that?
Well, there were plans for a Gotthard/Wig Wam bill in the UK, and also
talk about bringing not Pretty Maids but Swedish Treat along for the
ride. And don’t be surprised it will happen ;-) Our Norwegian agent has
been in close contact with Gotthard’s management agreeing to do
something together, which we would welcome with open arms. Those guys
are really great guys to be with. We toured with Gotthard for two weeks
in Germany, and we were treated like family. We’d love to do that again.
are heading to the UK again to headline the Thunderground festival in
August back at the Nottingham Rock City. To be headlining the bill is
some achievement, how are you going to approach this event?
Well, I guess we’ll just plug in and rock like we normally do. We never
think of achievements or prestige really. But of course it’s an honor
that someone wants to put us on top of that bill. Especially if it means
we’ll get a chance to do a sound check…..;-)
How important is the UK market to Wig Wam?
no idea. But if the UK wants Wig Wam it means we would have another
country to tour in. If we’re not what the UK wants we can have as good a
life artistically in other countries you know. No country is more
important than another. I think a break through in the UK would be more
important to Norwegian press really, since it’s a market with the
reputation for being hard to break into. I mean, I’d LOVE to do a UK
tour and have success in the UK, but I guess I can only cross my fingers
and toes for the UK to open up for four Norwegian rockers ;-) It’s all
up to the UK.
How did you come across ROCK IT management and why have you decided to sign with Simon Brereton’s team?
have to give Bruce at Fireworks credit for that. I just happened to
discuss the bands future with Bruce, and told him we were looking for an
UK based management to take care of us outside of Norway. He suggested
Simon and Rock It Management, and the day after I received a call from
Simon. We had long telephone conversations and seemed to have the same
ideas and ideology, so I invited him and his partner and wife Clare over
to Norway to meet the band. Finally we met someone who was straight to
the point, no crap, no beating about the bush or building castles out of
are going to be working with your Norwegian managers to try and
establish record deals world wide This looks like an exciting
partnership and good for the future of Wig Wam?
If they succeed, YES! Ha ha of course it’s exciting. We have people
behind us now that believe in the band and that are willing to offer
their best. We have yet to sign any license or record deal though. We’re
in close dialog with a record company that isn’t the biggest but that
we have strong faith in, because they have proved the last years that
they put their heart and soul into their bands and work their butts off.
But we have also received proposals from other labels as well, and will
settle for a deal once we feel comfortable and in the right hands. At
this very point we have no deal with anyone except King Records for the
briefly take a little break from Wig Wam as you have received some
pretty amazing reviews regarding your stage theatre performances in
musicals such as Chess. We know you have done Hair in 1992 in a
Norwegian production, mainly with amateur theatre actors but to hit
London with such a quality cast is pretty impressive.
was really an adventure for me after constantly touring with Wig Wam. I
think I needed that experience too. It’s healthy for an artist to
expand the boundaries and feel the shaky ground once in a while. It’s
When did you first start to embark on this career path?
first taste of musical theater was in a local and original musical in
Fredikstad, Norway, called Ben Hur. Ever since I’ve had a strong desire
to do more of it. But you know, for me it has always been important to
challenge myself and to do whatever gives me a kick artistically. I just
called a company that does Norwegian dubbing for Disney movies the
other day to sign up just in case they’d need my voice for example. Just
because it would be great fun to be the voice of some strange
cartoonish character you know.
Does it not conflict with Wig Wam’s really busy work schedule?
Not at all. If it did I wouldn’t have done it. When we’re occupied
individually and aren’t writing, recording or touring with Wig Wam, I
prefer doing my own thing you know. Even though I would love to work wig
Wam 24/7 352 days a year. But we’re a band thank God. So that’s my
choice in my time off. The other guys make their choices, and must be
respected for that.
have another acting engagement coming up where you play one of the
leading characters, the Executioner. (Opening night of “Which Witch” was
August 2nd at Håkonshaugen in Seim). It’s in the Norwegian language how
does this differ from your roll in Chess?
similar in the sense that they both feel powerful from their important
tasks. One sees Chess as the most important thing in the world, while
the other sees his talents in torture and killing as the most important
thing in the world. The executioner is a little bit crazier than The
Arbiter though, and a little more violent ha ha. While the Arbiter could
show a glimpse of aristocracy and social class. The executioner is
strictly limited to the lust for blood, and has only two brain cells.
And they both consider killing as the main mission in life. And he gets
turned on by it too.
Would you like to get into films and if so, how will this work with your musical career?
love to do lots of things. And YES, movies would be awesome too. But I
could never see myself choosing movies or musicals or other stuff before
rocking and rolling on stage.
Is the rest of the band supportive of your side projects?
Ha ha ha gooood question. I have no idea really. They hardly mention my
work.. Sporty came to see me in Chess and Flash wished me good luck in
Which Witch. For my solo album it seems like they’re just being polite
not mentioning it at all ha ha I guess it’s not their cup of tea at all.
And to be honest I couldn’t care less. I’m doing my stuff for me! Since
I’m constantly on their backs trying to get as much Wig Wam related
stuff done as possible, I think they just appreciate that I’m doing
something else once in a while and gives them a break you know ;-)
Speaking of side projects, we all have. Teeny is producing other bands
and writes for other bands as well, Flash is working with a couple of
bands, one being Artch, and Sporty does his stuff in the economical
world. And it’s great. Or else we’d killed each other I think.
You were writing songs with ex Europe guitar player Kee Marcello for both Wigwam and Age Sten Nilsen albums. How far did you get?
It’s true that Kee and myself have written and will write songs
together but for no specific project. Even though we had Wig Wam in the
back of our minds we just simply got together and got the chemistry
going and hopefully we’ll come up with songs that would fit on a Wig Wam
album or a solo album in the future. It could well end up on a Kee
album. We have just recorded one song, and it’s really a KILLER song.
Kee is a great guy and we get along great creatively and on a personal
level I think. He’s also a great guitar player too you know. Don’t be
surprised if we’ll do something together one day. It would be great fun.
But right now I’m constantly on Teenys back to get together and write
you find co-writing with other artist gives you the freedom to explore
different musical ideas that just wouldn’t fit into the whole Wig Wam
It surprises you and inspires you. That’s the whole sense of hooking up
with some one to co-write songs with. I’m working with Teenys old band
colleagues Ole Petter Hansen and Rino Johannessen from Dream Police.
We’re simply writing songs together for no other purpose than writing….
songs ;-) Some might end up on a Wig Wam album or a solo album, and some
might get sold or pushed on to other artists. I’m also talking to the
Swedish band Easy Actions drummer ‘bout getting together. And I’m making
some stuff with Fatal Smile, the band that supported us in Japan. I
mean, that’s one of the funniest parts of working with music, to
communicate as musicians and create music together with somebody. Even
though I also appreciate writing material on my own as well, but I’m a
social guy you know. Most of all I appreciate writing songs with my band
mates in Wig Wam these days, and would love to spend even more time in
the writing process as a band.
when a singer pursues a solo career it can be to the end of the band
that started it. Is your solo thing more important than Wig Wam?
The band is the most important thing for me professionally, and will
stay most important as long as Wig Wam is a healthy and co-operative
unit. I don’t take anything for granted. But we can last for 20 years if
we stay on the same level music wise and business wise, and also on the
personal. As a solo artist you can develop and grow into different
styles without caring about what the rest of the band thinks of it you
know. The only challenge is to keep your self alive and healthy enough
to keep the creativity going. But to answer your question, I wouldn’t be
stupid enough to quit Wig Wam to pursue a solo career. My solo career
is just a way of getting more intimate parts of my expression off of my
chest, and will work alongside Wig Wam whenever the band has a break or
aren’t working as a unit.
have just been watching the very entertaining Made In Japan DVD which
captured Wig Wam on their first tour of Japan. There were thousands of
fans there that must have felt good? How was the whole Japanese
Once again we were taken by surprise. We knew our first night in Tokyo
was sold out by far, weeks before going there, but to see it with your
own eyes you know. Its mind bogling. What’s going on here ;-) The whole
experience was like a dream come true. Great food, great audience, great
promoter, professional crew….what more can you ask for. Even the fans
waiting in the hotel corridors turned out to be hysterical in such a
polite and patient behavior. I ended up loving that country, and can’t
wait to get back.
the documentary it shows you learning the Japanese language so you can
sing the chorus of In My Dreams in Japanese. You sung the English
version then sung it in Japanese and invited the audience to join in.
They all sang back in English, which was amusing! Do you wish you had
just spent the time having a sushi instead?
Ha ha ha no way. I really think it was worth it. But I must admit it
felt a little bit funny when they sang back in English you know. So I
guess I tried to improve them by singing in Japanese, and they tried to
improve us by singing in English ha ha
This DVD was released instead of the one that was filmed at the Firefest in the UK. Why was that?
Yes indeed! We planned to release a DVD called Live In Nottingham Rock
City from last years FireFest. But the production company didn’t send us
any preview material and didn’t answer our calls or mail, so we were
just kind of sitting back waiting for some results. As time went by the
Japan tour was planned, and I was talking to our Norwegian label and our
Japanese label about recording a show on the Japan tour. And as it
started to develop it just happened to put the Live In Nottingham in the
backburner. When we had settled for the Live In Tokyo and Made In Japan
CD and DVD we finally received some previews from Nottingham though. I
believe it will get a release one day, but right now it feels a little
bit unnecessary you know. Maybe it will end up as a bonus DVD or even as
a part of another DVD that I’m planning in the future. After all it
sounds and looks great, so it would be a shame not to share it with our
We hear there are plans to go back to Japan to capitalize on the success. Any ideas when this is planed?
We’re going back to Japan in October to play the Loud Park Festival in
Tokyo with Marilyn Manson, Heaven And Hell, Hanoi Rox, Saxon and more.
And we are going to include Japan in next years tour of course, which
hopefully brings us to Australia, Germany, Iceland and of course the UK.
Wig Wam should be well established in the UK after the Thunderground festival. What plans do you have for the rest of Europe?
Ooooh I think it will take more than the ThunderGround festival to
establish Wig Wam in the Uk to be honest. But it’s a step in the right
direction. Our plan is to make sure our third album is released and
promoted in as many countries as possible through as few labels as
possible and that we are able to tour in as many of those countries as
past couple of years have been amazing for Wig Wam and you have worked
so hard. Was it really that important to do two shows a day at the
Hunderfossen Family Park in Norway in July? That’s like doing Butlin’s
in the UK, especially after the Eurovision, surely these guys all know
about Wig Wam?
Not at all but we had decided to have a less hectic summer than the
past three summers and to finally get a chance to relax a bit. So a
summer tour was out of the question. When we got a great offer from this
Family Park we thought it would give us a great opportunity to combine
shows and holidays, and keep in touch with each other socially. And we
had a fantastic time. It also gave our youngest fans a chance to see the
band. We’ve had some complaints from Christian people though, who’s
upset about us being dangerous for the kids and stuff like that, but
want to thank you for this interview and look forward to a drink or
three at Nottingham. Until then, have you any message for your fans
! Thanks for having me Baileys!! To our fans around Europe: Thank you
for supporting Wig Wam and for being so patient. We will spend more and
more time outside of Norway to make sure Wig Wamania is spread
throughout the world. So lock up your grandmothers…Wig Wam is coming to
your neighbourhood to rock their panties off ;-)
Interview by The Bailey Brothers,
8 August 2007
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