The band began to perform live at school events and composed first songs which stylistically are close to the songs they covered earlier. In 2002 the band took part in several band contests. Among them Soundcheck in Dresden, New Chance in Halle and Local Heroes in Salzwedel which they won. This success earned the band some new listeners and another CD production which becomes a four song single called "Pieces of a music".
Following this the band was asked to play at the "Ringfest" within the famous music festival "Popkomm" in Cologne. This happend in 2003. The same year the band gets to know Michael Gabriel at a gig in Halle, a Scottish musician and owner of a studio. He becomes their mentor and manager and Gammalapagos record their first album aaaao in his studio in Halle in summer 2003.
It is released by Vervetone the indie label that Gabriel founded himself. In 2004 the four band members moved to Leipzig where they played at the city's local clubs. The recordings for the ten tracks of the second LP Happily Ever After, that was somewhat more time-consuming than the previous ones, lasted from summer 2004 to spring 2005. Happily Ever After was released in October 2005 through the two collaborating labels Vervetone and Noisedeluxe from Halle and is distributed by Broken Silence.
They played at the "Haldern Pop" festival. Later in 2005 Gammalapagos won the contest "Leipzigs Band des Jahres" ("Leipzig's Band of the Year") and recorded another demo containing three brand new songs. The Album was never released. Gammalapagos was chosen from among hundreds of other music acts to play before the jury of the prestigious "Pop Camp" to end up as one of the five participants in the camp.
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