Getting a marketing and popularity boost after being invited by old 80's favourites A-ha to join their comeback tour together with Anneli Drecker from Bel Canto, Briskeby is probably Norways most promising cultural export at the moment.
Briskeby got 4 awards at Norways most prestigious award show, Spellemansprisen, in 2001, have had massive radio play with the tunes Propaganda and Wide Awake from their debut album Jeans for Onassis. In April 2001, they are the only Norwegian band being on rotation on MTV.
Briskeby is not entirely from Larvik. The band members Bjørn Bergene, Claus Larsen and Bård Helgeland are from Larvik, singer Lise Karlsnes is from Tønsberg.
The official site informs that "Briskeby" has the following parallell meanings: