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In the end of the 80s and in the early 90s, Roxette, a pop-rock duo from Halmstad, Sweden, stood among the top bands in worldwide sales and notoriety, brandishing a simple yet effective blend of pop with a slight edge and occasional hints of dance. The group claims influences ranging from The Beatles to Blondie to new wave music to Joni Mitchell and Aretha Franklin. Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp!.

Perhaps, years after the fact, Roxette's popularity can be difficult to understand or appreciate in light of what critics considered its infectious but nonetheless lightweight music, lightweight even compared to what was otherwise on the a...

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Eskobar started playing together in the current lineup in late 1996. Back then, they were located in a small town called Åkersberga 30 kilometres north of Stockholm. 1999 they signed a record-deal with V2 Music after sending them a three-song demo.The first single was called On A Train and was released the 21st of Nov 1999. The debut album 'Til We're Dead was released in March the following year.

When it was time for the first release Eskobar was still a band without a name. The names that came up were either bad or taken. After a while they gave up. The problem was later solved when a friend of the band met an American manager and asked for help. He suggested Escobar. The band was informed and they approved. After changing th...

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Mariette Hansson previously known as Maryjet. Read more on . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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