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ALMOST ABBA


5 stars based on 1 review
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Mark, Steve Sharon and Vikki have formed this fun band called Almost Abba. Covering all Abba songs and also play 70's, 80's disco 'choons'. Based in the...

Mark, Steve Sharon and Vikki have formed this fun band called Almost Abba. Covering all Abba songs and also play 70's, 80's disco 'choons'. Based in the Beds, Cambs & Herts area, Almost Abba have quickly become established as one of the area's funkiest and fun seventies bands. Abba, Glam Rock and Disco favourites, and even one or two more recent. Fronted by 2 glam female vocalists and backed by 2 clever, eccentric very sparkly shirted men, a packed dancefloor and a fun evening for everyone with 3 costume changes, loads of fun, glam, wigs and sparkles guaranteed. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH OTHER ABBA TRIBUTES IN THE AREA - WE ARE ALMOST!!! IF YOU BOOK THE BAND, THE BAND IS WHAT YOU GET!! Mark - Benny Andmethebass - Bass Steve - Borjn Ulloveus - Guitar Sharon - Frida Lyngusasong - Vocals (Dark-haired mad one) vikki - Agnetha Twinkle Toes Vocals (Blond-haired scared one)  A recent review: Abbasolutely Fantastic Biggleswade United Working Mens Club, Biggleswade on Sat 5th May 12Almost Abba played at Potton Working Men's Club on 14th April (a return visit) and were outstanding. The Abba sets were well polished and every time I see them they just get better and better. The effort the ensemble make with the costume changes is always impressive, with sequinned dresses, sexy boots, dazzling shirts and wigs: but this time they added a new twist with the men in the band wearing the girl's costumes & wigs. It was hilarious - they have no FEAR! This band always put 110% into their performance and have such a great sense of fun, which is really communicated well to their audience. The Girls front the band with great audience encouragement and the boys - well they just made me laugh with their dancing and jokes and you really feel that the whole band thoroughly enjoy every song they sing. It's also obvious they have invested a lot of money in the equipment they have: the lights were fabulous and a great star cloth back drop made the stage sparkle. All of this contributes favourably to the overall performance and Dancing Queens from all over will love this band. The music of Abba never seems to lose popularity. Amazingly, many men (and women) are surprised at how many Abba songs they know even when confessing to not really liking Abba. But all of them LOVE this band! One particular highlight of the evening was "Gimme, Gimme" which was sung very well - the added middle eight with an outtake from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Benny Hill's "Ernie" was very entertaining and totally unexpected. The song ended in the style of Madonna! Hugely entertaining stuff. The interval tunes between sets kept everyone interested with the sounds of the 70's and 80's and really seemed to add to the gig's momentum. I absolutely loved the third set! Starting with "Disco Inferno" and followed straight away by Amii Stewart's "Knock on Wood" everyone was up for a good old dance. It was non stop from there on in, moving from Disco to classic Glam Rock tunes! "Devil Gate Drive" by Suzi Quatro (one of my favourites) was brilliant and The Sweet's "Blockbuster", sung by the girls, was refreshingly different and worked very well. As for "Shang-A-lang" - by the time this was sung everyone was going crazy! "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" had an original start with one of the girls mimicking "Twist and Shout" fooling everyone first into believing the band was launching into Lulu before veering off in an altogether different direction. This is just one example of the originality this band bring to their performance. They even diversified further by rocking it up with a couple of Tina Turner classics which encouraged the crazy dancing and air guitars! I would not hesitate in recommending this band for any venue, wedding or social gathering. You can literally let yourself go!


Reviews

Fantastic Evening
I have seen a few Abba tribute bands over the years but Almost Abba is the best I've seen to date. We had the pleasure of have them perform for our charity event at the Biggleswade Conservative Club and the fact that this local group from Potton agreed to be our charity sponsors for the evening says something about them! Playing all the favourites, from "Mama Mia" and "Money, Money, Money" for all those die hard Abba fans, this fairly new group to Biggleswade punters had us waiting in anticipation to see what yet another Abba tribute could bring compared to others. What a surprise! The vocals were excellent and the sound quality was professional. I was also very impressed with the guitar playing! The band involved the audience with a few jokes and some banter and the audience participation generated a feeling of overall 'comfortable togetherness' which in itself created a warm atmosphere. The mixture of some 70/80's hits by other artists in the second half made the show more versatile and fun! (I especially liked 'Bjorn's' rendition of "Daddy Cool" - one of my favourites from Boney M!)To round the evening off they played the best of the best (and my favourite) "Dancing Queen". So far as this gig was concerned, you couldn't have wished for more if you love Abba and enjoy the 70/80's music era. There was something for everyone and I would certainly recommend Almost Abba as a thoroughly entertaining tribute act, who - as well as sounding the ticket - had obviously have done their homework on 'the look', with pretty impressive imitators of Agnetha and Frida
ALMOST ABBA
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Fantastic Evening

Awarded 5 stars by Steve Langton One year ago

I have seen a few Abba tribute bands over the years but Almost Abba is the best I've seen to date. We had the pleasure of have them perform for our charity event at the Biggleswade Conservative Club and the fact that this local group from Potton agreed to be our charity sponsors for the evening says something about them! Playing all the favourites, from "Mama Mia" and "Money, Money, Money" for all those die hard Abba fans, this fairly new group to Biggleswade punters had us waiting in anticipation to see what yet another Abba tribute could bring compared to others. What a surprise! The vocals were excellent and the sound quality was professional. I was also very impressed with the guitar playing! The band involved the audience with a few jokes and some banter and the audience participation generated a feeling of overall 'comfortable togetherness' which in itself created a warm atmosphere. The mixture of some 70/80's hits by other artists in the second half made the show more versatile and fun! (I especially liked 'Bjorn's' rendition of "Daddy Cool" - one of my favourites from Boney M!)To round the evening off they played the best of the best (and my favourite) "Dancing Queen". So far as this gig was concerned, you couldn't have wished for more if you love Abba and enjoy the 70/80's music era. There was something for everyone and I would certainly recommend Almost Abba as a thoroughly entertaining tribute act, who - as well as sounding the ticket - had obviously have done their homework on 'the look', with pretty impressive imitators of Agnetha and Frida
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