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. In 2020 the line-up kicked off again with two new band members Gabby West and Shaun Petterson, alongside original members Pauline Berry and Stuart Pearce.
The band’s lineup are vocalists Pauline Berry, Gabby West and 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. A short clip from 2020 below.
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
The female vocalists wear eye catching Glam Rock outfits authentic to the era of ABBA. 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!
Mamma Mia demo
Does Your Mother Know demo
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) demo