Wig Wam comes from Norway, more specifically the county of Østfold, and they were founded in 2001. Before their establishment the band members were already active in the music business, playing in bands like Dream Police, Artch, Sha-Boom, Ole Evenrud and Alien, or as solo artists. Wig Wam worked hard to get to the top of the national charts, starting their career with numerous live performances across the country, quickly becoming one of Norway's most popular live bands. Their fan base is known as Wig Wamaniacs.
In 2004 the band released its debut album "667 ... The Neighbour Of The Beast", which was also released in Sweden. Amongst other things, the album contains a cover of Mel C.'s no. 1 hit I Turn to You. After qualifying for the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine, Wig Wam are going to release their album all over Europe, in a new version called "Hard To Be A Rock'n'Roller…In Kiev", including the hit "In My Dreams". Among their musical idols, Wig Wam count the groups KISS and Sweet.
In November 2005 the band released their first DVD 'Rock 'N' Roll Revolution 2005' showing the highlights from Wig Wam's best year so far. Included in this DVD is 'Wig Wam Symphonic'
In March 2006 the band released its second full album "Wig Wamania" with much better distribution around Europe. In July 2006 Wig Wamania was also released in Japan by King Records with 3 bonus tracks. By the end of August Wig Wam’s previous album also hit the Japanese market. The album’s Japanese edition with 3 bonus tracks is being slightly retitled to “Hard To Be A Rock’n Roller… In Tokyo!”.
The band released their third studio album "Non Stop Rock 'N Roll" on January 22, 2010.
In January 2010 Wig Wam were announced as the support act for KISS at Valhall in Oslo on June 14, 2010.
In May 2012 they will release their fourth album via Frontiers Records called "Wall Street".
This was the first album not to be followed by a tour or concerts. In August 2013 the band announced that they were breaking up the band after a one off show at Dokka Norway. The break up was later made official in 2014, when Åge Sten Nilsen made it public that he had formed a new band unit called "Nordic Beast" with members from Mötorhead, Europe and King Diamond. By then Bernt and Trond were touring with Jorn and formed a Trond Holter solo band based on a "Dracula" project. While drummer Øystein Andersen reunited for gigs with his former band Sha-boom and Noice in Sweden. Åge Sten later formed yet another band, Ammunition, with Erik Mårtensson of Eclipse on guitar and as co-writing member and producer.
In 2019 WIG WAM unexpectedly announced an exclusive comeback on the Norwegian festival "Tons Of Rock 2020". Unfortunately the Corona pandemic caused the festival to postpone, and during 2020 the re-bound members decided to finally reunite and write new music. October 27th 2020 the single "Never Say Die" was released as a surprise few days after "Tons Of Rock" announced new dates for 2021 with Wig Wam on the bill among Deep Purple, Europe and Scorpions. The full album was released in January 2021.