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The Getaway People


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Stavanger, Norway

The Getaway People is an / band from Stavanger, Norway that mixed various styles like , , and to create their own special style and sound.

They formed in 1994 releasing their self-titled debut album, the Getaway People, in the US in 1998. This was followed by a long US tour that influenced their second album, Turnpike Diaries, both lyrically and musically.

The band split up in 2002, canceling their deal with Columbia Records. The lead singer, Ottestad, has since released a solo album, Ottestad, which was somewhat successful in Norway.


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  • Zizzon

    They're fun, I can't believe people don't listen to them...

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Tecfan

    "reunion" concert today

    31 May 2008 Reply
  • Ekkobelli

    Quite Similar to G.Love and the Special Sauce, I find. Reminds a lil bout Jack Johnson, also. Blues and Rock, always a nice combination.

    10 Oct 2007 Reply
  • eddan

    Vote for the group image!

    20 Feb 2006 Reply