In 2018 this ABBA Tribute performed at the Farmer’s Christmas Parade in Aotea Square to 1000s and in 2019 head-lined at “Balloons Over Waikato” to an 80,000+ crowd as well as the Mangawhai Wine & Food Festival. Each year there are public venues and private performances all over New Zealand.
The band’s lineup are vocalists Pauline Berry, Gabby West plus Dixon Nacey (guitar and vocals) or Shaun Petterson, with Stuart Pearce (keyboards).
Benny & Bjorn have said that each recording is like a Swiss time piece, everything fits together precisely. The vocalists and the producer of this line-up align themselves with this aim.
This is a heartfelt, passionate reproduction and tribute to The Music of ABBA, rather than being an impersonation of the ABBA band members. ABBA’s music stands the test of time and is loved across generations, around the world.
This band’s producer Stuart Pearce spent 2000 hours in a recording studio creating the tracks for the show. Top session musicians from New Zealand and Australia were hired and recorded. Bringing to life, as authentically as possible, the sound of ABBA. This included some some exotic instrumentation. Having put the work in on top of this superb musical foundation, the band are well pleased with their tribute to The Music of ABBA.
ABBA still sell a million albums each year. There is no chance of slowing down anytime soon. The soundtrack to “Mamma Mia: Here We go Again” was No. 1 around the world in 2018 – deservedly so! The soundtrack music was produced by Benny Anderson.
All vocals are three part and live. They are very detailed and the harmonies chosen are those that dominate on the original recordings. There are no pre-recorded vocals to be heard anywhere during this Tribute to ABBA performance.
Highly interactive, the audience and the band irresistibly take part in celebrating the love of ABBA. The audience often dresses up in their disco glories and glam 70’s gear, and always sings along because everyone knows the words. So much fun! ABBA fans travel sometimes 100’s of kms to attend this ABBA Tribute shows again and again.
Tickets are for sale to the public at venues all over New Zealand – check out the Gig Guide
AUGUST Saturday 1st – Morrinsville RSA – Tickets $25.56 on Eventfinder
SEPTEMBER Saturday 12th – Howick Club – 7.30-11pm (doors open 6.30pm)
OCTOBER Friday 30th – New Plymouth Club – Tickets $20 from the club, on sale from 13th September.
The female vocalists wear eye catching Glam Rock outfits authentic to the era of ABBA. And in 2020 authentic reproductions costumes sourced from the ABBA Museum in Switzerland – the only place now licensed to produce them, are worn. You may also see 1970s jumpsuits, knickerbockers, gold lame, metallic over the knee boots and sequins galore. The band are delighted to see audiences dress up similarly all over New Zealand – so much fun!
Video clip of 2019 line-up which was three female vocalists and keyboards. In 2020 it is two female vocalists, including Pauline (in this video), plus new member Gabby Smith. The other new member is singer/guitarist Dixon Nacey. The keyboardist/producer is, as before, the legendary Stu Pearce. This features Pauline singing “Does Your Mother Know” live to 80,000 plus people.