Default lineup: 2 members
Standard line up- 2 piece band: 2 x female lead vocals to backing tracks, sound engineer
Optional 4 or 5 piece band also available: As above + 2 x male vocals, live guitar, live key board Live drums (see booking options)
*All line-ups come with a dedicated sound engineer. Ensuring you have the best sound at your event.
ABBA Authentic are the original Abba duo established in 1995. The idea of an Abba duo was conceived by vocalist Kim Graham - bringing the fantastic sounds and harmonies of Abba to venues that do not have the room or budget for a full Abba tribute band. (Due to demand we are also available as a band!)
Such is their success that they have performed all over the world at over 4000 gigs! From large outdoor concerts (biggest 100,000) to live TV work plus turning on Christmas lights performing radio jingles etc - the list really is endless.
Having performed in 5 of the 7 Continents, over 40 countries we can use the term International Artistes Performed in Vegas Imperial Palace Hotel & MGM and quite a few more.
Just back (January 2016) from our 12th tour of Korea: Performed at the Seoul indoor Olympic stadium, and Live Prime KBS TV over 6 million audience.
We have performed in just about every type of venue, but still have our feet firmly on the floor, we welcome the local village hall and very flexible for all venues large or small.
We have worked with some of the biggest names in Show Biz both in the UK and throughout the world. Far too many to list.
ABBA Authentic are full time professional performers. They can cover 60 of Abba’s fantastic tracks and up to 15 different costume changes (but not on the same night!). They always endeavor to bring the best show to every venue.
ABBA Authentic are completely self-contained with full PA & lighting rigs and travel with their own engineer as well as an on-stage 16' x 12' back drop if required. Background music mainly from the 70's and 80's can also be provided between sets. All electrical equipment is PAT tested and the duo have full public liability insurance. Also Risk Assement, all can be emailed in advance.
ABBA Authentic main client base is corporate, private parties, weddings, golf clubs, masonic, bar & bat mitzvahs, hotels, summer seasons and theatres.
Kim Graham (Frida) conceived the idea of an Abba duo in 1995, being a big Abba fan! Kim has always been a professional vocalist. She started her career touring with various bands in the UK & Europe and has worked with some of the top musical directors and bands in the world. She also cruised the world on various liners including cabaret on Cunards QE2.
Kelly Vallence (Agnetha) started her training with Lansford Roberts of The Nice Opera Co. and The Lee Strasburge Theatre Inst London. Gilda has worked some of the top theatres in the world, most recently touring with The Rat pack. Gilda has performed in numerous top productions as lead singer notably London’s Talk of the Town. Also as an amazing dancer Gilda has cruised all the main liners working with the top names in show biz. Gilda is one of the UK's top singer & dancer also a Mensa member! Brains as well as beauty!
Mark Dawson: (Bjorn) one of the UK’s greatest session guitar, acoustic guitar and ukulele players, also not bad on the vocals! Mark is in much demand as a performer we are so thrilled to have him in our band.
Ralph Raison: (Benny) Keys, piano and excellent vocals like Mark Ralph is in much demand, he has worked literally all over the world as a vocalist. Ralph plays sax in our covers band.
Tom O. Mitchell. Drums. Tom is a UK based session drummer and drum educator. He has been teaching drums professionally for over 10 years and playing for 15 years. He studied Music at West Kent College in Tonbridge before going on to tutor a handful of private students under the name of T.O.M Drum Tuition. Tom has studied with some of the country's top educators and drummers including: Craig Blundell, Colin Woolway & Boris Le Gal and he runs one of Kent's biggest drum schools, DrumWise.
Tom has worked with a variety of artists/bands including:
Anastacia, H-Boogie (Get Far), Ben’s Brother, Heel, The Megadudes, Lookout Joe, Deportivo, Spirits Of The Twelve, Playing Nervous, The Usual Suspects, Broadview, The Espers, Pictures Of Shanghai, The Blue Fusion, Rooster, Miss Whiplash, Heavy Air, Murdoch, Jon Cunningham, The GBJC Band and The BART Group.
After a very successful 2004 in Las vegas we have been re-booked every year since! at the World Famous Legends stage at the Imperial Palace Hotel Las Vegas.
Abba Authentic - the first Abba tribute act in the world to have played on the strip in Las Vegas
-The Stage, April 2004
Abba Authentic - The best Abba tribute band we have ever heard
-KBS TV South Korea
Some prestige’s Venues: London Palladium. Lyric Theatre London, Liverpool Empire, Sheffield City Hall, Burg Al Arab Hotel, Manchester Palace, S Korea Olympic Arena, Hotel Du Cap S France.
ABBA Authentic - not just cabaret pure ABBARET!