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ABBA GOLD EUROPE (Abba)

Abba Gold have enjoyed performing to enormous crowds worldwide since the mid-nineties. Headlining theatres, concert arenas and festivals throughout. They have been to the Caribbean several times to play for Richard Branson’s Virgin parties, Portugal’s famous summer festas every year for eight consecutive years and Moscow’s nightclubs and corporate parties. In the last ten years they have also played shows in Canada, Cyprus, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. In 2013 they played five of the biggest open-air festivals in Belgium to great acclaim and followed it up with two European theatre tours covering France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. This year they played the famous “Night in the Park” festival in The Hague in Holland alongside Duran Duran and UB40, which was also shown on television across Europe. Coming up in the next year they have a special televised Christmas concert in Athens supporting a famous Greek singer celebrating his twenty-five years at the top of the Greek music charts, another tour of Europe and two weeks playing the arenas in Brazil. Bjorn is played by Gary Jones. Gary was a contributor to Guitarist magazine UK for many years and went into making library music in his recording studio, contributing a lot of incidental music for Radio 1 and Captital FM in the UK. Gary has played guitar on tour for soul legends such as Jimmy Ruffin and George McRae, Mark Stevens from Aussie soap Neighbours and Boney M, plus UK TV sessions with artists such as, Rick Astley and American diva Martha Wash as well as many European pop stars. Benny is Nigel Hopkins. Nigel has a very accomplished career under his belt. He is currently the musical director for Chris de Burgh and recorded and arranged all the keys and orchestral parts for Chris’s latest album, The Hands of Man. Last year, Nigel also played in and was musical director for the Jon Lord tribute concert at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring many of the famous musicians Jon worked with during his career, in particular Jon’s old band mates from Deep Purple. Recorded on DVD and shown on UK television, the DVD was number one in many countries around the world. Playing Frida is Bonita Delaney. As a teenager Bonita trained at The London Studio Centre gaining her Dance Performers Diploma and BA Hons Degree in Performing Arts and Musical Theatre. She began her professional career in the hit musical ‘Hair’ in London and from there travelled the world as a Principal singer with The Jean Ann Ryan Company. Bonita was in the original cast of the Olivier nominated West End Hit show The Rat Pack Live from Vegas. Bonita recently performed at the world’s biggest 80′s music festival, Rewind North singing with Dave Edmunds, Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves), Steve Augeri, Chesney Hawkes, Belinda Carlisle, John Parr, Heather Small and ABC to name a few! Bonita is currently working on her debut album which will be available soon. Suzanne Ayliffe plays Agnetha. Suzanne, as a successful singer, has many credits for backing vocals in the London session scene including tours with Paul Weller and Texas. Suzanne played a singing role in the Mamma Mia show in London’s West End in the first year of it’s run before giving up work for a few years to have a baby. Coming back into singing six years ago Suzanne is still a favourite with producers in the London recording studios, singing for a number of top advertising companies whilst writing and recording.

 

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