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ABBA legacy Bjorn Again through tribute band

Emma Pritchard

 

Mamma Mia, one of the most successful and highly acclaimed tribute bands in the world is performing at the Saraton Theatre in Grafton next week.

And Honey Honey, you don’t want to miss seeing them.

Founded in Melbourne in the late 1980s by Rod Stephen and John Tyrrell, Bjorn Again reignites the sensational magic, flare, and powerhouse vocals of Swedish supergroup ABBA with their outstanding showmanship and captivating stage presence.

Featuring a variety of flamboyant 1970s costumes, engaging dance moves, and hilarious antics, Bjorn Again is more than an ABBA show, it’s a masterpiece of musical history which has audiences across the world screaming Gimme! Gimmie! Gimmie! more.

And it’s the closest fans of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad will get to the original line-up after the group’s dissolution over 40 years ago.

Speaking with the Clarence Valley Independent last week, Mr Tyrrell said it is incredible to see the music of ABBA continue to bring people together in 2023, and he is anticipating a huge crowd to attend the upcoming performance.

“Everyone knows ABBA and knows their music,” he explained.

“It’s very catchy, quite sophisticated, and well-constructed.

“ABBA were so big in Australia in the 1970s, and after the band members went their separate ways in 1982, their fans were devastated.

“When Rod and I met while we were playing in bands and performing covers, we decided ‘let’s do this, let’s put together a tribute to ABBA’, and we’re still pinching ourselves over 30 years later when we reflect on the immense success of Bjorn Again.”

Along with capturing the hearts of millions of ABBA fans and earning phenomenal praise from original band members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Bjorn Again have previously performed at iconic venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium, and they are excited to add the Saraton Theatre to their list during their first visit to the Clarence Valley.

“It’s going to be a very entertaining show,” Mr Tyrrell promised.

“There will be a lot of authenticity, and a fair dose of satire and parody too.

“A lot of things will happen in the show that the audience won’t be expecting, but we don’t take anything we do for granted, and we absolutely love bringing ABBA to life again for the next generations of music lovers.”

Bjorn Again will perform at the Saraton Theatre on August 25.

To purchase tickets, and for more information about the show, visit www.saraton.com