Story of the band “LAIPTAI”
Rock band “Laiptai” was founded 1985y. in Pasvalys. “Laiptai” attended almost every festival, competition, contest and became prize winners: “Alytaus pilietinės dainos konkursas, “Debiutuose”, every Lithuanian rock festival, “Bobų vasarose”, “Jaunimo muzika-89” in Vilnius sport complex, “Papūgoje-87” in Palanga, “POP Art”, “Žemaitijos taurė”, “Aukštaitijos taurė”, “Palanga-91”, International contest “Ventspils-91” in Latvia, “Žinių ir laisvės” concert in Vilnius Vingio park 1991y. and many more.. Band was Lithuanian State Philharmonic collective. They collected full hall of fans in Kauno Sporto halė. They were also Kauno POP Centras collective for few years. Group music used to play at Lietuvos Radija, LTV, KTV. A lot of articles was written in newspappers, beginning with “Komjaunimo tiesa” and ending with magazine called “Nemunas”. Band “Laiptai” performs only live music, created by themselves. Never played cover’s from other bands. Last official performance was in festival “Bobų vasara-94”, after that band activity was suspended. After 9 years, in september of 2003, “Laiptai” is once again in the scene. With some changes in members, group had over 120 performances. In 2005y. they marked their 20th anniversary. In 2006y. “Mega Records” released CD studio album named “Etiketas”. After a while released DVD album for 20th band anniversary. Attended Eurovision song contest 2008, got to the finals and finished in 8th place. In 2010y. “Laiptai” had their 25th anniversary. Released another studio album in 2010y. named “Būčiau paukštis”. Released DVD album “25th anniversary” in 2011. In 2012y. attended lithuanian Eurovision semi finals with song “Ašarų lietus”. At this time “Laiptai” actively performs, creates songs for the new CD album, which should be released at the 30th band anniversary.