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Per Borten (guitar/vocal), Sveinar Hoff (drums) and Trond Frönes (bass) form the Per Borten Trio. Amongst their earliest gigs are the Eat The Rich Festival in Trondheim, and two hours before they go on stage they switch their name to CADILLAC .
In September it takes them two days to record their first demo at Brygga Studio. The 5 demo are released in December on their own label Conductor, and the band immediately gets strong interest from Progress Records.

In January, Progress Records is bought by MNW and at the same time signs a record deal with Cadillac. The band starts to
record their debut album “Cure” at Athletic Studios in June. The recordings aren't finalized until December, but in September the EP “Two Times More”is released. It reaches the Norwegian singles chart at an impressive # 14.

The debut album “Cure” is mixed by Stefan Glaumann at MVG Studio in Stockholm in January. In February the song “Two Times More” is nominated best song of year by the Norwegian music award Alarm and they are awarded Best Live Act of the Year by Natt & Dag (Norways largest monthly magazine).
A new EP , “The Show”, is released in February and reaches # 8 in the Norwegian singles chart. The album “Cure” is released the following month and receives fantastic reviews. During the summer Cadillac plays all major festivals in Norway (such as Quart and Öya) and embarks on a tour in Denmark in the fall. 2001 also sees the launch of their website:

The year starts with another award, Best Live Act from Natt & Dag, and the band starts recording their second album. This time they decide to record at Brygga Studios in Trondheim, with most of the mixing done at Athletic Studios in Halden, Norway. A new EP “Convertible Candy” is released in June and climbs the charts to # 11. The track “My Convertible Candy” also gets strong airplay. It is Cadillac's most commercial release so far with a stronger melodic sense than their earlier releases. A European tour is set up for the release of their second album “Up For A Lifetime”.

Cadillac tour Scandinavia, Holland and Germany, playing the Eurosonic festival among others. They also visit the USA, playing at the SXSW in Austin, Texas. But in 2003 drummer Sveinar Hoff leaves the band and new drummer Ole Thomas Kohlberg joins. At the same time the band decide to add an extra guitarist, Hans Christian Frönes. The new line up immediately starts to work on new material and the new blood gives Cadillac new energetic input. The last half of 2003 is spent working on and writing new material.

Cadillac signs with the new label Kong Tiki Records. Third LP “Magnetic City” is recorded in the summer at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, produced by Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, and engineered by Chris Ribando. During the recording the band play two gigs in the USA, one at the Mercury Lounge in New York and another at The Viper Room in Hollywood. The album receives phenomenal reviews, earning the title”Best Rock Album of the Year” by several critics, getting several perfect 6/6 star scores. The band produces two videos, one for “Locomotive” and one for “Galaxy of Nobodies”, both can be seen at the bands website Look to this website’s news section for updates on the bands progress and tour schedules.