Lailson and Carlos Vilanova left the Blusbróders in 1996 to start A GARAGEM (The Garage) with the Asfora Nassar brothers (Sérgio on bass and Sales on keyboards) and Eric Hoover on drums.
With a setlist more prone to the blues, the band played at the main night houses in Recife and neighbouring towns, playing an memorable open concert at the beach town of Porto de Galinhas.
The band started recording a CD with Lailson's songs and some of his versions of traditional blues standards like "Crossroads" by Robert Johnson (A Encruzilhada) and "Bloodstains" by Smokey Hogg (Manchas de Sangue), but the CD wasn't ever officially released.
A GARAGEM had it's original line up changed at the end of 96, when Joe Farsoun replaced Eric Hoover on drums.
In October of that same year, the group disbanded.