Eldar Vågan

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Eldar Vågan (born 30 August 1960) is best known as the songwriter and guitarist in Vazelina Bilopphøggers.[1] Previously he was a guitarist in Baiage. Vågan has also developed his own solo musical career as well as being a published illustrator and acting in many Norwegian films and television productions.


Eldar Vågan and Bjørn Berg (vocalist on the first Vazelina-LP) were both in the band Baiage before Vazelina were formed. The 1979 lineup of Baiage was: Henning Hoel (guitar), Hallgeir Brumoen (singer), Eldar Vågan (guitar), Bjørnulf Dyrud (drummer), Jan Erik Dammerud (piano) and Bjørn Berg (bass). The band released one EP in 1979 entitled Baiage x 4 as it included four tracks by the band. Baiage also took part in the National Battle of the Bands in 1979 and their song "På do" was included in the compilation album NM for rockeband LIVE.

Eldar Vågan has been the guitarist in Vazelina Bilopphøggers since they started in 1980.

He is also voclaist and guitarist in his own band called Eldar Vågan and The Eldarados.



  • K.F.U.M./Je angrer meg (1982)
  • Alt je har å si/K.F.U.M. (1982)
  • Je har itte bruk for giftering/Bigamist i kveld (1985)
  • Smørja ski/Ligningssjefen (1985)
  • Sugemerke (2011)
Appearances on other artist records

as part of Baiage[edit]

  • Baiage x 4 (1979)

as part of Vazelina Bilopphøggers[edit]


Film soundtracks[edit]

  • Fifty Fifty 50/50 - soundtrack (1982) (Du trur du kæin å spelle / Såre baller)
  • Vidar Sandbeck i ord og toner: Gull ifra grønne skoger (2003) (Bildilla)

TV series[edit]

Zebra Grand Prix

In summer 2009, Eldar went out in the semifinal of TV 2's program Zebra Grand Prix.


Eldar Vågan has illustrated the following books: