The album gained good reviews in the Norwegian media, and its songs was frequently aired on radio stations all over Scandinavia. Audun Norgaard replaced Carlsson in May 2001, and Lars Linkas replaced Vidar Fredsvik early in 2002. These two new members added new dimensions to Jetsurfers’ music, and kept the band moving in the right direction. Grammofon AS Electra released their second long player, “Wildcards” in 2002. The song “Fireworks” became a hit at many radio stations, and once again the band gained good reviews. Sadly, the record company did nothing to support it, so it didn’t do as well as the first album. By mid 2003 Jetsurfers was playing regularly at the acclaimed club Muddy Waters in Oslo, and decided to record a live album at the venue.
“An Evening At Muddy Waters” was released by the band, and sold really well at gigs and through the official web pages. It was hailed as their best work to date by several reviewers. Lars Linkas decided to leave the band early in 2004, and was replaced by Cato Monrad. Monrad joined just in time to participate in the recording of some songs for the new album, and the celebration of Jetsurfers five-year anniversary. Only to be replaced by the multi talented Ulf H.
Aass later that year. One Stop Entertainment is releasing “Five Years Down The Road” in Norway in July 2005. This anniversary album contains both new recordings and re-mastered versions of previously released songs. The songs from this album are gaining a lot of attention on radio stations all over Europe through a campaign by Comstock Records (Arizona, US). Jetsurfers has been really active on the road during these years. The band has played more than 500 gigs, including support slots for Mick Taylor, Johnny Winter, Hellbillies and Buddy Miller, and performed at several Norwegian festivals.
This tight schedule of live performances has earned the band a well-deserved reputation as “one of Norway’s greatest live acts”. Jetsurfers are influenced by among others: Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Georgia Satellites, The Allman Brothers Band and Steve Earle. Perris Records and DWM Music Company distribute Jetsurfers’ early records in the US. Jetsurfers 2007: Bjørn Nilsen - vocals, guitars, harmonica, mandolin Audun Norgaard - bass, vocals Ivar H. Johansen - drums, percussion, vocals Joachim Svendsen – guitars, vocals Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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