Abba Girls Band/Duo - Abba Tribute Band | Leigh-on-Sea, South East(38 Reviews)
Based In: Leigh-on-Sea, South East
From: From Duo £600
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Abbagirls the Band! The original and first Abba tribute band from the UK established in 1995.
Such is our success that we have performed all over the world, over 4500 gigs! From large outdoor concerts (biggest audience 80,000) Live TV work many times, turned on Christmas lights, Radio jingles the list really is endless.
Las Vegas: “Abbagirls are the first Abba tribute act in the world to perform in Las Vegas.…..The Stage Newspaper April 2004. Re-booked every year from 2004.
In March 2008 we become the first Abba tribute band to tour Korea. One of our shows went out on live KBS ... prime time Saturday night TV, an audience of over 6 million. Again re-booked every year.
Abbagirls have performed in 40 countries world wide: USA, all over Europe, Asia, UAE, 5 of the 7 continents. truly an International act.
Abbagirls is our full time professional job. We take pride and although tongue in cheek work we do take our show very seriously. We can cover 60 of Abba’s fantastic tracks and up to 15 different costume changes (but not on the same night!).
Abbagirls are completely self-contained with full pa & LED lighting rigs, and travel with our own engineer. This allows the band to concentrate on the gig and not worry about the sound. (We carry 4.5k Amps & speakers but only use what is necessary on gigs. We can obtain ANY size pa & lights) we can link in to any house system and work with any professional sound & lighting engineers. All our electrical equipment is PAT tested. We have full public liability insurance.
Some of Abbagirls prestige’s Venues: London Palladium. Lyric Theatre London, Liverpool Empire, Sheffield City Hall, Burg Al Arab Hotel Dubai, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Hotel du Cap S. France, Manchester Palace, Hyundai theatre Ulsan Korea, KBS theatre Seoul. We could bore you with hundreds!
Abbagirls main work load: Corporate, Private parties, weddings specialties, hotels, summer seasons, theatres.
Info about the “The band”:
Kim Graham (Frida) conceived the idea of an Abba duo in 1995, Kim is a big Abba fan, and Kim has always been a professional vocalist. She started her career touring with various bands in the UK & Europe. Kim has worked with the top musical directors and bands in the world. She also cruised the world on various liners including cabaret on Cunards QE2.
Kellie Vallence (Agnetha) started her training with Lansford Roberts of “The Nice Opera Co.” and “The Lee Strasburge Theatre Inst” London. Gilda has worked the Top theatres in the world, most recently touring with “The Rat pack”. Gilda has performed in numerous top productions as lead singer notably “London’s Talk of the Town”. Also as an amazing dancer Gilda has cruised all the main liners working with the top names in show biz. Gilda is one of the UK's top singer & dancer also a Mensa member! Brains as well as beauty!
Mark Dawson (Bjorn) one of the UK’s greatest session guitar, acoustic guitar and ukulele players, also not bad on the vocals! Mark is in much demand as a performer we are so thrilled to have him in our band. Mark also owns his own recording studio’s as well as a school of academy for sing and dance.
Ralph Raison (Benny) Keys, a very multi talented musician and excellent vocals like Mark Ralph is in much demand, he has worked literally all over the world as a vocalist.
Abbagirls the Band! Are also available as a duo.
Abbagirls not just cabaret pure Abbaret!
Selection of Abba's hits including:
Tracks 1 – 31 performed at most gigs.
Tracks 1 – 47 for the theatre type gigs and at popular Abba weekends
Tracks 48 – 84 performed for the Abba fan clubs that know all the album tracks and do not want to hear the popular Abba songs.
1, Dancing Queen
3, Mamma Mia
4, Mamma Mia (dance version)
6, Knowing me knowing you
7, Take a chance on me
8, Money Money Money
9, Gimme Gimme Gimme (a man after midnight)
10, Does your mother know?
11, One of us (is crying)
12, Thank you for the music
14, Super Trou ... per
15, Super Trouper (dance version)
16, Honey Honey
17, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do
18, Angel Eyes
19, So long
20, Ring Ring
21, When I kissed the teacher
23, The Winner takes it all
24, I have a dream
25, Summer night city
26, Name of the game
27, As good as new
28, Voulez Vouz
29, Happy new year
30, Lay your love on me
31, Money Money Money
32, Bang a Boomerang
33, Hole in your sole
35, I am a Marionette
37, Nina, Pretty ballerina
38, Dance (while the music still goes on)
40, The visitors
41, When all is said and done
42, Head over heels
44, Andante Andante
45, Dum dum diddle
46, The day before you came
47, On and on and on
48, Why did it have to be me?
49, Under attack
50, I wonder (departure)
50, Move on
51, My love my life
52, Hey hey Helen
53, One man one woman
54, Tropical Loveland
55, Rock me
56, Another town another train
58, He is your brother
59, I am just a girl
60, I’ve been waiting for you
61, Man in the middle
62, I saw it in the mirror
63, Love isn’t easy
64, People need love
65, Sitting in the palm tree
66, King Kong song
67, My mama said
68, Watch out
69, What about Livingstone
70, Gonna sing you my love song
72, The king has lost his crown
73, If it wasn’t for the nights
74, Lovers (live a little longer)
75, Kisses of fire
76, Me and I
77, Our last summer
78, The piper
79, The way old friends do
81, I let the music speak
82, Two for the price of one
83, Slipping through my fingers
84, Like an angel passing through my room
Voted many times as not only the best Abba tribute band in the world, but also as the most authentic Abba band.
If you are booking any band please make sure the band has a sound engineer, its really is crucial on any type if gig.
We also have a drummer and any size band.
Bit to add FAQ:
Q. What happens if one of the girls or any member of the band falls ill on the day?
A. As our show is so different from any other Abba show, we cannot just pick up the phone to find a "deputy" vocalist or musician. For this reason we have on standby, fully trained professionals who can accommodate ... us in a moments notice. We also have back up with our Sound & Lighting guy.
Q. What happens if your equipment breaks down?
A. We carry two of everything. There is not one item that could fail that would prevent us from performing. Our full time professional audio engineer is fab at finding and fixing any fault. Our equipment used is new and state of the art.
Q. What happens if you vehicle break down?
A. We use a new Ford Transit fully serviced touring bus. We also belong to the R.A.C. & AA for extra back up, so one can take us to the gig and the other take us home after!
Q. What happens on the day of the gig, what do you need?
A. We like to arrive, set up and sound check before your guests arrive, we then need a room for our band to get ready in, we have to leave our civvie clothes and valuables in the room so it must be private and lockable. Often we have travelled for hours so hot food tea and soft drinks would be appreciated. It saves us leaving the venue in search of food.
Q. Can our guests dance during your show?
A. Yes. Our show is suitable for those Dancing Queen's that want to get up and boogie, or those that want to sit and be entertained, our show is very visual with loads of fab costumes and greatly choreographed.
Q. Can you play any special Abba requests?
A. Yes as long as we know before the start of the show.
Q. Can you guarantee the line up of the Abbagirls?
A. No. We do have our four full time Abbagirls the Band members, but sadly people are taken ill from time to time, and because of our work load and commitments we cannot guarantee the line-up of our "girls or boys" or crew. But we can guarantee to supply the best Abbagirls (and crew if needed) available. Therefore we may have to change the "line up" without notice. This is a rare occurrence.
Q. I don't want you setting up your equipment whilst my guest are eating?
A. Because our show is somewhat larger than an average band or duo, we would set up prior to your guests arriving. Depending on how much equipment we use it can take between 40 - 120 minutes to set up. It will then take approximately 60 minutes for the band to apply make-up and costumes Etc. We will liaise with your party co-ordinator beforehand regarding set up times.
Q. Is your show too big for our venue or is the venue OK for you?
A. If the venue is small or tight for room you would be better to book just our "Abba Girls" (Agnetha & Frida). The two girls put on a great show. But for bigger venues our band (adding Benny & Bjorn) are more authentic. In either options we will also need room for our audio engineer and his mixing desk. We will liaise and advise beforehand. Regarding venues: We have performed in a really varied type of venue. Parking near is essential, venues with stairs will need extra crew at extra expence to you, please advise us beforehand.
A "dressing room" will be required, the room will be used by just us, lockable and will be used by us after the show so we can change back to our "civvies". Often we would have travelled hours to your venue, hot food and tea and soft drinks supplied saves us leaving the venue and very much appreciated.
Q. My Nan is worried it's going to be too loud?
A. Although our equipment is powerful it is also crystal clear but we do have a volume control. We carry enough sound equipment for up to an audience of 400 with no extra expence to you. We only use what equipment is necessary on the day, it would be advisable to let us have a rough idea on how many guests you expect.
We can supply PA, stage lighting & crew for ANY event indoor or out door concerts
Q. Our venue has a really good sound & lighting rig can you use that instead of your own equipment?
A. Yes no problem our sound engineer will liaise before the event.
Q. We have a mixture of young and old: can you cater for all ages?
A. Abbagirls have played over 4000 gigs in just about every type of venue, Abba music is appreciated by all audiences.
Q. Our hall is fitted with a smoke alarm and noise limiter, will this affect you?
A. We do not use a smoke machine, and will not allow them during our performance. Venues that have noise limiters are normally set by the local council, we recommend you check with the venue beforehand but no problem we can cope with a noise limiter.
Footnote from our sound engineer: We have worked with loads of noise limiter's, our sound check will tell me the levels, never tripped one yet! also we also carry our decibel reader on all shows:
Noise levels: Whisper 20db, Tube station or Orchestra 110db, Rock band 120db, Threshold of pain 140db, Ruptured ear drum 190db & finally Death 198db!
Q. We have a stage for you but no changing room near the stage, how will you do your costume changes?
A. It's always easier for the band to have a room near the stage, but no problem we will still have a couple of costume changes which you will love.
Q. We have some great singers on our guests list, can they join you on stage?
A. No. But please talk to us before the event, in certain cases this just may be possible.
Q. It's my Sister's Birthday can you sing "Happy Birthday"?
A. Yes a pleasure, but please let us know before the start of the show...
Q. We have some awards to give out and a Fancy dress competition to judge. Will you help us?
A. Yes no problem at all. A pleasure.
Q. How far in advance do I need to book you?
A. The short answer is as soon as possible. We achieve some 200+ gigs every year, so we are pretty well sought after.
Q. The venue have told me that any act I book must have full Public liability Insurance, and safety certificates for their electrical equipment.
A. We have full £5,000,000 PLI cover... Our equipment is (PAT) tested annually, with full certificates we also check our equipment weekly. All documents are carried on gigs and can be emailed beforehand, as can our risk assessment if needed.
Q. I have another question?!
A. No problem ask us or your agent. - Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Over 4500 gigs worldwide 4 great vocalist and musicians + we travel with our own sound engineer .
We can work with any venue, any sound crew. Any size gig. Over 25 years experience.
Here are just a few:
KBS TV Korea
A Host of World Banks
Institute of Animal Technology
Barclay’s/Lloyds TSB/HSBC/Nat West/Co-Op Banks
The Variety Club of GB
Motor Caravan Club of GB
Many University Lecturers & Uni Parties.
The National Trust
Institute of Directors
West Yorkshire/Scottish/North West Police Federations
Wedding Reception Entertainment Birthday Party Entertainment Private Parties Corporate Events Cocktail Receptions Christening Entertainment Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinners Jewish Weddings After Dinner Entertainment. We have evn performed at a Wake/Funeral! Performed at massive arena's (O2 a few times) Ships Working mens clubs a back garden for 30 guests! Really with our experience any type of venue.
Full PLI £10 M
All carried on gigs and can be emailed in advance
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