Irelands finest Abba tribute band, ‘The Bjorn Identity’ are delighted to be invited to perform their hugely popular, Abba show to enthusiastic Abba fans of all ages at The Market Place Theatre in September. The first Irish based Abba tribute band to perform at this super venue and comes just at the end of their 2013 summer tour.
The Bjorn Identity are a five star tribute act and have taken theatre venues and festivals by storm. 2013 so far has seen them head hunted to double bill with stalwarts of the tribute industry, ‘Flash Harry’ at the huge outdoor event, Summer Sound Parkfest, Lurgan.
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The clever yet amusingly named Abba act is the brain child of Belfast actress/singer Karen Rush and actor/musician the bands musical director Richard Doubleday who togetherperform as one half of the Swedish Super Group’s Agnetha Falstogand Bjorn Ulveaus.
Keeping it in the family as did the real Abba group; are husband and wife off stage as well as on, just adds to their authenticity as a tribute to their musical idols.
“Richard is the genius behind our authentic band sound,” Karen explains, “working tirelessly in the studio to create all the harmonies and musical layers needed to re-create the sound of Abba”.
“Karen has areal passion for the music of ABBA” Richards adds, “for 12 years has performed all over the world for some of the most well known ABBA Tribute bands, having most recently completeda tour of Brazil with Abba Magic which saw her perform to packed stadiums and venues of up to 8,000 people”
So when the time came they seized the opportunity to create our own Abba show to be based in Ireland.
The Bjorn Identity go to great lengths to create an authentic Abba in concert experience leaving no detail to take a chance; a quality which Karen feels sets their show apart from most other Abba shows, changing the misconception of tribute band performers in this country.
Performing a catalogue of Abba greatest hits and lesser known gems with 5 costumes changes and an uncanny likeness to the real Abba in concert this is one Abba show not to be missed!!
Tickets for the show which starts at 8pm are £15. Available from theatre box office by telephoning 028 37521821 or online at www.marketplacearmagh.com