Main Cast

Thank ABBA for the Music - Rosie

ROSIE / AGNETHA

A graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music, Rosie has a plethora of musical talents including vocals, woodwind, bass guitar and composition. Rosie launched herself as a professional singer at the age of sixteen and has played and sang in a number of different music projects including function bands, jazz ensembles, original bands and tribute acts.

Rosie is thrilled to be channelling the role of Agnetha with for Thank ABBA For The Music and is elated to be sharing the stage with such a high calibre of performers.

Thank ABBA for the Music - Amanda

AMANDA / FRIDA

Amanda started dance lessons at the age of four and it was not long after she discovered she had a talent for singing. Amanda has been performing professionally as a singer and actress for a number of years and has worked on several cruise ships and throughout Europe during this time. She has many TV, theatre and film credits and is also an accomplished pantomime performer.

In 2009 Amanda joined Voulez Vous as principal Frida and has also worked with various ABBA tribute acts. Amanda continually strives to perfect her portrayal of Frida in all of her performances and is delighted to be part of Thank ABBA For The Music.

Amanda's favourite ABBA tracks are Chiquitita, Summer Night City and Hole In Your Soul.

Thank ABBA for the Music - Ray

RAY / BJORN

Ray is the founding member and director of the show. His knowledge of ABBA knows no bounds and this has manifested itself into Thank ABBA For The Music being one of the most authentic ABBA shows today.  His love of ABBA has led to his involvement and contributions to several ABBA books, radio interviews and actually meeting Benny, Bjorn and Frida. Only the elusive Agnetha evades him!

In 2013 Ray launched Waterloo Radio, an online radio station dedicated to the music of ABBA.  Waterloo Radio would eventually be personally endorsed by ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and even Agnetha Faltskog via her official Twitter page.

Ray's favourite ABBA tracks are The Day Before You Came, When All Is Said And Done and The Visitors.

Thank ABBA for the Music - Nick

NICK / BENNY

Nick has played piano since he was three years old. He has played many different styles of popular music in various bands over the years throughout the UK and Europe and on TV. As well as playing, Nick is obsessed with the technology behind music production and the sounds that the keyboards make. This adds to the true authenticity of the Thank ABBA For The Music show.

ABBA’s Benny Andersson is one of Nicks heroes and he loves the chance to play him on stage.


Under Studies & Backing Vocalists (Selected Shows)

Thank ABBA for the Music - Beth

BETH

Beth joined the show in 2016. Her favourite song is Hole In Your Soul.

Beth also supplies backing vocals (on selected shows).

Thank ABBA for the Music - Tricia

TRICIA

Tricia joined the show in 2017.  Her favourite songs are Chiquitita and Tiger.

Tricia also supplies backing vocals (on selected shows).

Thank ABBA for the Music - Luke

LUKE / BENNY

Luke joined the show in 2017.  He takes great pride in his appearance and takes quite some time getting ready (usually taking as long as the two girls).

His favourite song is Hole In Your Soul.

Thank ABBA for the Music - Simon

SIMON / BJORN

Simon first discovered ABBA way back in 1976 when he received ABBA’s 'Arrival' album at Christmas.

Simon's favourite track is Eagle which he describes as "a stunning tune".


The Band

Thank ABBA for the Music - James

JAMES / DRUMS

James has been a professional musician for thirty years. 

He was introduced to the music of ABBA as a child through his mum’s love of the band citing Gimme Gimme Gimme as his favourite song.

Thank ABBA for the Music - Paul

PAUL / BASS GUITAR

Paul is a busy musician. Credits include everything from cruise ships to arenas and everything in between.

He has played in some of the most prestigious UK venues including the London Palladium and Wembley Stadium.

Thank ABBA for the Music - Leigh

LEIGH / GUITAR

Leigh has a wealth of experience and also enjoys modifying guitars. Occasionally does a bit of sound engineering.

Leigh's favourite ABBA song is Does Your Mother Know.

Thank ABBA for the Music - Jon

JON / GUITAR

Jon has worked with some of the UK's top celebrities and entertainers including Cliff Richard, Tony Hadley and Bobby Davro.

He is in constant demand from many touring artists.


Sound, Lighting & Video Projection

Thank ABBA for the Music - Electric Pulse - Concert Audio & Production Services

ELECTRIC PULSE - CONCERT AUDIO & PRODUCTION SERVICES

We work alongside Electric Pulse Concert Audio & Production Services who oversees theatre production sound, lighting and video projection requirements. These are the guys who are usually the first to arrive at a given venue and the last to leave during which time the team really do work non-stop to ensure everything runs smoothly.

We have worked with Electric Pulse Concert Audio & Production Services for several years and look forward to working with them again on all our 2018 UK theatre show dates.

Please note Thank ABBA For The Music Limited reserves the right to change cast and band members at any time and without prior notice.
It may sometimes be necessary to reduce backing band numbers to accommodate smaller venues.

The Creative Team

  • Producer: Thank ABBA For The Music Limited
  • Director: Ray Sharkey
  • Company Manager: Ken White
  • Sound Designer: Peter White
  • Sound, Lighting & Video Projection: Electric Pulse Productions
  • Video Design: Purple Videos Limited
  • Photography: Mike Norman Photography
  • Graphic Design: John Good Limited
  • Web Design: Kierweb Web Design
  • Bookings & Marketing: Derek Block Concerts Limited
  • Press & Public Relations: Thank ABBA For The Music Limited
The Ultimate Feel-Good
Party-Style
ABBA Tribute Concert
leading abba tribute
show - uk theatre
dates throughout 2018 - 2019
Complete with
Live Band & Interactive
Video Projection

Thank ABBA For The Music features high quality digital audio systems to deliver the best possible sound. A spectacular lighting rig with moving lights and special effects combined with large screen video and backdrop makes the theatre really come alive.