Sunday, 13 March 2011

ABBAMANIA - The Music Hall Aberdeen

I first worked with ABBAMANIA a couple of years ago at The Webster Theatre in Arbroath.
The resulting images were used on their website, including the main image on the home page.

Nyree Burt, who performed the role of Freda had moved on to new pastures and was replaced by Juliana Hoy, so it was time to get some updated images.

I was very impressed with their show in Arbroath and the show at Aberdeen was even better.
The sound and lighting show are excellent  and the show includes a number of costume changes…a photographers’ feast!

The show is supplemented by a superb backing band, consisting of keyboards (played by Musical Director Steven Galert), 2 guitars, bass, drums and two female backing vocalists.

The core members are Ewa Scott (Agnetha), Juliana Hoy (Frida), Steven Galert (Benny) and Ross Taberner (Bjorn).

Close your eyes and you will be hard pushed to tell the difference between ABBAMANIA and the real deal. The show is ideal for all age groups, and tonight’s show in Aberdeen was a sell-out.
ABBAMANIA tour all over the UK and Europe.

A pleasant surprise on the night was bumping into Robert Pratt, director of Chimes International.
I toured the UK in 1979 as guitarist in the backing band to The Dallas Boys, regarded as the first ever 'Boy Band', before the likes of The Osmonds. Robert was responsible for the dates in Scotland on the first leg of the tour.

So, without further ado, here are some of my favourite images from the night…

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