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GLAM FROM WIG WAM

Wig 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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 writing songs.

What was the name of the first real rock band that you played with?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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.

Most 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?

Glam: 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!!!

We 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?

Glam: 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.

Many 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?

Glam: 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:the 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?

Glam: 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).

In 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam:After 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 that song.

The 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?

Glam: 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 costumes?

Glam:Some 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.

Let’s 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?

Glam:I 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?

Glam: 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.

Wig 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam: Not 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.

We 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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.

You 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?

Glam:Ok? 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?

Glam:Have 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?

Glam:I’d 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 sand.

They 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?

Glam: 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 Japanese market.

Let’s 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.

Glam:Chess 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 quite refreshing!

When did you first start to embark on this career path?

Glam:My 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?

Glam: 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.

You 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?

Glam:They’re 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?

Glam: I’d 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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 and jam.

Do 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 circus?

Glam: 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.

Sometimes 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?

Glam: 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.

We 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 experience?

Glam: 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.

In 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?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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 fans.

We hear there are plans to go back to Japan to capitalize on the success. Any ideas when this is planed?

Glam: 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?

Glam: 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 possible too.

The 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?

Glam: 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 heyyyyy…..

We 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 around Europe?

Glam:YEAHHHHH ! 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
(c) 2007 RockUnited.Com


 
 
 

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