Gem – Agnetha
With her dancer’s stage presence and powerful abba-like voice, Gem brings a youthful edge to the show capturing Abba as they were then not as they are now … it’s hot pants & white lycra jumpsuits with Gem at the helm! Diamond Abba’s band leader, Gem has worked with us since 2005 & is one of the few Agnethas in the business that can compete with the real Agnetha who actually won “Sexiest Bottom in the World” in 1977 (yes it was the sexist 70’s!). A fully trained singer, Gem is also a professional dancer and has worked with Jamelia, Liberty X and 911 appearing on MTV on several occasions. Gem has also performed as Lady Gaga, Christina & Pink Tributes in the past all around the UK & Europe and has sung in front of 20,000 people at a time.
Terri – Anni Frid (Frida)
Terri first started performing on the function band circuit in her teens and then worked on several high profile cruise ships around the world. It was here she developed her fantastic stage presence and formidable vocal talent. Terri also used to podium dance in various nightclubs along the south coast. During Terri’s years in the industry she has regularly fronted many bands including a girl band show. When not singing and dancing as Frida with Diamond Abba, Terri can be found working as a snake performer with one of her 13 pet snakes, or as a fire eater, stilt walker or angle grinder … we are still working on ways to incorporate her other talents into the Abba show 😉
Pete – Bjorn
Pete is a master of many talents and his Abba claim to fame is playing guitar in the Orchestra for the West End show Mamma Mia! The first album Pete ever bought was Abba Greatest Hits Volume One, and he hasn’t looked back since. A multi instrumentalist, Pete has released several albums of his own and contributed to numerous recordings by a variety of artists. Pete has been working in Abba Tributes for over seven years and always relishes the opportunity to climb into a pair of silver platforms, slip on a kimono and get ready to rock as Bjorn Ulveaus!
Dave – Benny
Dave is a fantastic performer with over 20 years of live music experience across the UK and Europe. He has captured the nuances of Benny’s performance to a T and is a proper “Super Trooper!” Real life partner to Gem ( Agnetha) which is a bit confusing as Benny was married to Frida 😉
Dave has appeared at many of the UK’s top venues and also does a number of his own original and cover band projects as well as working with Diamond Abba.
Jon – Drums
Jon has over 30 years drumming experience having started gigging aged just 12. Training as a classical percussionist at college as well as kit, he has played in a wide variety of bands from orchestras, original rock/pop to jazz, big band and everything in between. He has played with and supported artists such as Kelle Bryan (Eternal), Paul Jones (Manfred Mann) & 80’s chart band China Crisis along with many other fantastic local musicians. Jon has played drums for several highly acclaimed tribute acts from Pink to Abba and 50’s Rock & Roll. Jon is a regular on the dep circuit; playing for some of the south’s top bands.
Please note “Diamond Abba”, “Abba’s Angels” and “Abba Party” are all brand names owned by Planet Tribute Ltd and some team members work between different teams on occasion.