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For the neighbourhood in Oslo, see Briskeby, Oslo.
Briskeby's Lise Karlsnes on stage during
the 2001 Roskilde Festival in Denmark.
Background information
Origin Larvik, Norway
Genres Electropop
Years active 1999–2008
Labels Warner Music
Members Lise Karlsnes
Bjørn Bergene
Claus Heiberg Larsen
Bård Helgeland

Briskeby is an electropop band from Larvik, Norway. Bjørn Bergene, Claus Heiberg Larsen and Bård Helgeland are from Larvik, while Lise Karlsnes is from Tønsberg.


Their debut album Jeans for Onassis was released in 2000, sold 130,000 copies, gathered four Grammy Awards and gave Briskeby and their front vocalist Lise Karlsnes, a comet start in the music industry.[1] In 2013 the band gave a series of gigs after five years out of business.[2] The band's name is derived from the neighbourhood where their rehearsal room was located. It received some international attention after it toured as supporting act for A-ha in 2000.

Band members[edit]

  • Lise Karlsnes (vocals)
  • Bjørn Bergene (guitar)
  • Claus Heiberg Larsen (drums)
  • Bård Helgeland (bass)


  • 2000: Four times Spellemannprisen in the categories best Pop band, this years Artist, Newcomer and Song, for the album Jeans for Onassis and the tune "Propaganda"




  • 1999: Song to Whisper (EP)
  • 2000: "Propaganda" (single)
  • 2001: "Wide Awake" (single)
  • 2002: "Hey Harvey" (Norwegian radio single)
  • 2002: Cellophane Eyes (Norwegian radio single)
  • 2003: Hey Baby (single)
  • 2003: Hallelujah (Norwegian radio single)
  • 2005: Miss You Like Crazy (single)
  • 2005: Joe Dallesandro feat. Ken Stringfellow (Norwegian radio single)
  • 2006: Bobby, Come Back (Norwegian radio single)
  • 2015: Rookie Mistakes


  1. ^ Kristiansen, Sandra Marie (2013-09-25). "Helt tilfeldig at Lise Karlsnes ble vokalist i Briskeby" (in Norwegian). TV2. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  2. ^ Bjørnstad, Guro Havro (2012-12-20). ""Briskeby" gjør comeback - med en konsert" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 

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Preceded by
Recipient of the best Pop band Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lene Marlin
Recipient of the Artist of the year Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
No Artist of the year award
Preceded by
Lene Marlin
Recipient of the Newcomer of the year Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Sondre Lerche