Biography

There are seven artists who have used this name:
1. A rock band from Norway
2. An indie rock band from Austin, Texas
3. A rock band from Seattle, Washington
4. An alternative band from Torquay, Devon, England
5. Melodic Hardcore/Punk Band from the Central Valley of California.
6. An indie rock band from Bucharest, Romania
7. A post-punk/dream pop artist from Raleigh, North Carolina.

See also The Bridges.

Pål Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen’s first group before the formation of a-ha was called Bridges.
They released a self-financed LP on the record company Våkenatt in Norway only called “Fakkeltog” (Torch-light procession). 1000 copies were made, but very few of them sold.
The music is heavily influenced and inspired by The Doors.
This record is the most sought-after record among a-ha fans and you must expect to pay an awful lot of money to get your hands on a copy of this record. …

The album was produced by Svein Erichsen, mixed by Svein Erichsen and Tore Aarnes. It features Pål Waaktaar on guitar and vocals, Magne Furuholmen on synthesizers, Øystein Jevanord on drums and percussion and Viggo Bondi on bass guitar.

The second is an Austin, Texas based band consisting of Ben Clancey, Kayla Kleepak. Produced by Charlie Goodson (co-founder of American Mid-Fi Records) and Matt Squires (Founder and currently of Electric Toy Danger). With help from Philip Woodbury of Burywood, and Greg Daly of A Tiny Fox. Bridges is a member of American Mid-Fi Records (An Austin based record company with Elephant 6-esque family feel to it). The labels first release, recording and production.

The third is in Seattle, Washington, and is a quartet made up of Mike, Rob, John and Jack. Label-under a cloud records.

The fourth band is a young indie/alternative band from Torquay, Devon. The band consists of Chris Lambourne on guitar and songwriting duties, Matt Milward on Vocals, Guitar, Piano and lyrics and Zak Jennings on drums.
The band formed on new years eve 2007 and have been writing music and gigging since recruiting drummer Zak Jennings in April.
They are currently writing and recording their first Demo tape, a collection of roughly 5 songs written by Chris and Matt.

The fifth band is a melodic/hardcore band formed in 2009 in Fresno, CA. They released their demo that year and a self-released E.P. entitled “Of This Fury…” in April 2010. They are currently recording a second EP which is to be released in late May or early June 2011. You can check out their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bridges/348395420417

The seventh artist is from Raleigh, NC. The first Bridges album, Glass Mask, was released in October 2013. Download the album here: http://bridgesnc.bandcamp.com/

Edited by susanfranklin on 7 Oct 2013, 23:50

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