A88AMANIA – The Show

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, ABBA gained immense international popularity, employed catchy song hooks, thoughtful lyrics and a wall of sound.

As their popularity grew, they were highly sought-after to tour Europe and North America, drawing crowds of near-hysterical fans. They remain a popular fixture in radio playlists and are still one of the world’s best selling bands, having sold almost 400 million records worldwide.

A88AMANIA was formed in 1998 and is now recognised as one of the most authentic ABBA tribute bands in the World.

A88AMANIA have hit ‘GOLD’ with their re-creation of ABBA in Concert, and will have you dancing in the aisles with their fabulous LIVE show featuring nearly 2 hours of pure…. ABBA….. nostalgia

Ewa Scott

Born in Poland, a classically trained vocalist who has entertained across the globe. Ewa graduated from the Polish Academy of Music after studying Piano and Violin for 6 years and a further 5 years of Classical Vocal training, under the watchful eye of renowned vocal coach Wanda Kaluzna.

She began to be a regular on Polish TV and radio after being asked to join the Warsaw Big Band conducted by the famous Stanislaw Fijalkowski.
A few years later Ewa began extensive touring with various groups and recording Artistes throughout Europe and the Middle East.
In 1999 she was Pressganged into moving to the UK by her now husband Steven.
When not touring with ABBAMANIA Ewa is a well respected Vocal tutor in her own right and is always heavily in demand for recording session work in Britain and back home in Poland.

Sharon Fehlberg

Born into showbusiness, Sharon Fehlberg’s mother sung lead vocals for 70′s hit pop group ‘Middle Of The Road’ and with music in her blood Sharon has been singing since she was a child. A strong drama background having trained at a young age with Pace Theatre company, Sharon then went onto write her first album at the tender age of 16.

A multitude of music, theatre and stage appearances culminated in worldwide success with DJ Mark Sherry, with Sharon writing and performing lead vocals on the Number 2 Dance smash ‘Silent Tears’ in 2012 and lead to her working with top dutch producer René Ablaze on ‘Cast Your Spell’ which made it onto ‘Now Dance 2012′ along with hits from Rhianna and Lady Gaga. Sharon’s dynamic vocals and sizzling performances are as in demand on stage as much as in the studio and having joined Abbamania in 2013 she is loving the opportunity to sing some of the finest music ever written with such a wonderful group of musicians.

 

 

 

 

Steven Galert

A musical virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, Steven has worked for some of the top recording Artistes from the past and present. Such as, Don Williams, PJ Proby, Tony Christie, The Drifters and The Christians..

Being the Musical Director of ABBAMANIA keeps him busy but owning one of the top recording studios in the country keeps this hard working individual very much in demand. Recordings can always be heard on most of the National Radio Stations, TV Adverts and recently Channel 4’s Paul O’Grady Show. His performances with A88AMANIA have taken Steven all over the world playing in countries such as France, Belgium, Portugal, Poland and the USA.

 

 

Ross Taberner

A prestigious degree in music and years of extensive multi-instrumental training, performing popular finger style acoustic guitar in a variety of entertainment venues has helped Ross become an inspiration to other
young guitar players. Having played in mostly original groups this sees his first performance in a Tribute band, now a big Fan of ABBA he is loving every show. When he’s not performing Ross spends his time teaching guitar and
drums throughout the country as well as writing reviews for a number of Scottish music magazines.

 

 

 

Bryan Smith

Bryan is a 23 year old guitarist from Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Having been born into a musical family it was no surprise when he became interested in performing on stage . Having played recorder and piano from an early age, Bryan finally found his ideal instrument in guitar and has been playing for around 10 years. In that time he has performed in many bands in genres such as pop, rock, folk and jazz.

Bryan graduated with a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Music from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) where he focused on performance and composition. He was fortunate enough to be involved in a project with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton in 2008 when he played guitar for the world premier of their new musical “The Boys in the Photograph”. He was also privileged to be part of another premier, this time in London for the show “Ed”, which showed at Trafalgar Studios and then again at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009 where it won the ‘Musical Theatre Matters’ award for Best Script and Best New Musical. Recently Bryan has been depping on UK Touring shows including “Blood Brothers” and “Evita”.

 

 

Gareth Whitehead

 

A long time player with ABBAMANIA, Gareth is never out of the studio recording and producing music for musicians throughout Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Burrell

Scott is a drummer of 20 years experience hailing from marching snare training and evolving to the drum kit. He has drummed for many artists including performing at sell-out concerts and too touring Europe with ABBAMANIA.

A very busy tutor and session musician, Scott continues to provide sound advice on both top quality hand-written studies and printed resources to students from all over Europe.

 

 

 

Lighting Design by sjc-lighting. (wee Simon) Front of House Engineer (Special Barrie Pitt)

What is there to say about these two!!

 

Lets start with Barrie.

Some say his armpits smell of febreeze.
Some say he knows only two facts about ducks, both are wrong!
Some say he can spell the sound of a whistle.

Now for Wee Simon

Some say his testicles have their own gravitational pull.
Some say he told the KGB to stop their nonsense, and they stopped.
Some say he can watch all 3 High School Musicals in a row, without throwing up.