The foundation of our band started already in 1983. In a small community, just outside Helsingborg in Southern Sweden.
This little village was and still is, called, Ödåkra.
Originally, the band was named to BB2 (Better Be Together). During 1986 – 87, the band presented almost the same members as present time ARKADO. Highlight of the band, during these years, was to record a vinyl single. A song written by Martin Kirschner and Mikael Skafar, after a request from the local football club, Ödåkra IF. This song still today, played at each match, played at the home arena.
During 1988, BB2 dissolved, and have been in a very long “sleep” meanwhile. At the time, BB2 still was active, the focus was only to play own written materials. Influences in the musically library, could be among many known artists and band, such as U2, Saga, Toto, Europe, Survivor etc.. at the time
30 years after band dissolved, all the band members re-united, due to an Inquiry of playing at a local arrangement.
All considered as a “one-off” performance. Only one song, for a very special occasion.
Actually the song written for the football club, at the clubs 90's anniversary. This live performance, to be performed in the name of BB2. The live gig went very well, and the pressure of setting up a complete
concert of 10 – 12 songs, was raised by external forces (audience), and suddenly became a solid fact for us in the band. A live concert was booked, and the repetitions started up.