Abba Forever are one of the leading International tribute acts from the U.K. today. Audiences from across the globe have enjoyed this re creation of possibly the world s greatest pop and rock bands.
The unique Abba sound is replicated using a six piece all Live band, featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. The wonderful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung beautifully by the performers on stage.
People will always remember the vocal sound of Abba, and Abba Forever have took it upon themselves to break down and build back up all of the enticing harmonies, in an effort to bring the full sound of Abba to their audience. Complimenting Abba’s songs, was some of the finest music ever written, and Abba Forever feel that only musicianship of the highest standard could bring the Abba experience back to life.
Dynamic choreography, stunning visuals, a brilliant sound and an all Live line up has made sure that Abba Forever have captivated audiences from the upper circle of the Liverpool Empire, to the television sets of the Baltic States.
Agnetha Faltskog – Jane
Jane attended Performing Arts College for three years on a professional course for performers training in many aspects of dance including drama and singing. She was fortunate enough to train from various international tutors including leading Russian Ballet Masters, she gained full qualifications to advanced in numerous syllabi.
Then furthering her vocal ability she attended various acclaimed vocal coaching tutors ranging from pop through to classical. Although Jane is also a qualified teacher and has taught many classes her real love is performing and that is what she wanted to do She is also an accomplished musician, to a grade eight standard on the piano.
Jane was soloist, principal performer and choreographer in ‘The Summertime Special show’ in Jersey. She also undertook a small part in a T.V. series during her stay
Appearing in various musicals Jane played lead roles in ”Jesus Christ Superstar’, Godspell, Les Miserable etc and then went on tour with the theatre production ‘Simply the Best’ performing around the UK and Europe. A one off performance was shown on T.V.
During some time on the Cruise ships Jane performed some showgirl styles amongst others whilst partaking in the on board productions. Since then she has choreographed for major cruise liners.
Jane came back to dry land & joined the all girl band ‘Girlzworld’ as lead vocalist/ dancer and choreographer.
She went on to perform in various productions, special events, & residencies etc utilizing a large and varied knowledge of performance from Christmas & Summer Productions, commercial, theatre to pop videos.
Jane plays the part of ‘Agnetha’ perfectly, providing that great soprano voice, with an exceptional vocal range and strong harmonies. And of course…. not forgetting that famous bottom!
Abba are a very unique band with great arrangements of songs and music, so there will only ever be one Abba. We are just fortunate enough to have the chance to enjoy what we are doing, and our aim is to re-create the true Abba sound so hopefully Abba fans will enjoy it as much as we do. “
Benny Andersson – Julian
Since leaving University with his music degree firmly in hand, Julian has continuously worked professionally within the music industry. Having written and directed two successful musicals, as well as gaining numerous production credits for international chart acts, he is an obvious choice to play the role of Benny Anderson in Abba Forever.
Julian began studying the piano at the early age of seven, and before long, his interest in music had led him to play a wide variety of musical instruments.
His talents have led him to play with orchestras, showbands and jazz quartets as well as giving him the opportunity to pursue a career in song writing and arranging.
He has written soundtracks and produced music for large companies such as ‘Orange’ and ‘Universal’ and Abba Forever are fortunate enough to take full advantage of Julian’s musical knowledge and expertise.
His Piano and keyboard skills have baffled the most talented with his phenomenal speed and accuracy.
Since joining, Julian has taken on his role with the energy and enthusiasm you would expect from a performance by the real Abba.
His stage presence has been likened to that of Benny himself, and you’d be forgiven for mistaking him for the real thing!
Bjorn Ulvaeus – Simon
Appearing as Bjorn is Simon who is an exceptional guitarist & vocalist who is the envy of many with his effortless flair for this instrument.
Although an exceptional drummer, Simon ‘s talent as a guitarist has took him all over the world!
He has played guitar with numerous bands since the launch of his professional career. Both cover and tribute bands to artists such as Madonna, George Harrison and The Smiths, touring the UK
This includes a spell with dance group ‘Lucid’ during which they had a top ten chart success in 1998.
Also, he performed with the artist ‘Emmie’, with whom he supported Ronan Keating on his UK tour, as well as performing in the
‘Smash Hits’ roadshow.
Simon played percussion for world famous dance artists ‘Dario G’, performing all over the world including appearances on ‘Top of the Pops’ in several countries.
Other than performing live, he has written music for TV adverts including those for ‘Persil’, ‘Do It All’ and ‘Bacardi, not to mention writing and recording 3 of his own albums to credit.
With so much stage presence it has to be seen to be believed. Simon makes a great Bjorn and it gives him the chance to do what he does best…’Show off’!
Anni-Frid Lyngstad – Sophia
It didn’t go unnoticed that as a small child Sophia was born to perform, so from an early age she undertook classical vocal training and won many competitions. She furthered her education by a Diploma in Performing Arts and then attending full time stage school, where she studied musical theatre.
Since then, complementing her knowledge with a professional study in New York with some of Broadway’s’ finest!
Having performed in college and amateur productions, she was all set to pursue her career in the music and arts industry, and hasn’t looked back since.
Appearing in numerous acclaimed musicals, performing several lead roles including ‘Titanic’ The musical she has demonstrated her singing, acting and dancing ability.
Passing on her knowledge Sophia joined a Theatre and Education tour for schools which utilized her teaching methods, yet performing and narrating.
Apart from the Live aspect Sophia has co-wrote her own material and has performed session work recording vocals for numerous singer/songwriters.
More recently with her varied skills she provided voiceovers for the media industry.
Playing the role of ‘Frida’ is a challenge which Sophia thrives upon. Her strong, versatile vocals enable her to perfect the melodies and harmonies expected of ‘Anni-Frid’.
Anni-Frid was not shy why it came down to performing live in concert and Sophia portrays her character all too well, with her dynamic stage presence!!