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Plögg / Bio

Plögg is the result of members from the highly disfunctional band 'The Jacob Experience' wanting to take their musical ambitions to an entirely new level. Plögg, by the way, comes from the Norwegian word 'plugg' meaning 'plug'. Why, you may ask...well, since 'the Experience' was an all acoustic band and we're now not so much an acoustic band...it all made sense.

'The Experience' came about mostly by accident early 2009. Ola Svanstrøm and Bjørn-Olav Brenno had been playing along with a few friends (Morten Jacobsen, Roger Johnsrud and Hans Petter Gjerstad) and when the local pub, Corner, needed entertainment for a weekend, they were asked (forced) into action. Rune Karlsen was asked to join in and the debut gig was under the name of 'Fyllekameratene' (The Drunken Buddies). The band had a few gigs at Corner before Ola, Bob and Rune decided they wanted to take things in a new direction.

Espen Johnsen was called upon to fill in the position of lead guitarist, having played with Rune previously. Kim Hagelund was (somewhat reluctantly) recruited for drum duties one late night at a jam session at Corner.

The band made their live debut 19. June 2010. During summer/fall of 2010 the band played a few gigs in the Askim area, before Kim left in October. He made a short return for a one off gig in December. In January 2011 the band relocated and recruited new drummer Bjørn Karlsen. The band recently returned to the live scene with gigs at the Knokkelrock festival and Høstrock, both gigs to great reviews.

In October 2011 the band put together their first demo recording and mixing took place in November. The result is a 6 track demo, and samples of that can be heard at NRK Urørt. It is safe to say by now the band has found their musical platform and with one foot firmly planted in the 70’s hard rock and metal, the other foot has a natural hold in the 80’s.

During the summer of 2012 lead singer and founder member Bob left the band as other priorities took most of his time. The band lost it's 3rd founding member in November the same year when Ola and the band agreed they were moving in different directions.

General Info

Band Members
Rune B. Karlsen - Bass and vocals, Espen Johnsen - lead guitar, Bjørn Karlsen - Drums
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Rock

Contact Info

Askim, NO

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