MARVELLOUS 2019: Platinum give a truly live performance: it’s not an Abba karaoke session


MAMMA MIA, here we go again – and its looks and sounds just as good as when Platinum started out 22 years ago.

This internationally acclaimed six-piece ABBA tribute band perform their spectacular homage to the legendary group live all over the world. Forget others who use backing tracks, this team sing live every time and are certain to thrill even the hardest ABBA fan.

Andy Nye who performs as Benny on vocals and keyboard said: “Playing live means we have the freedom to interact with audiences in a way only possible with a truly live performance. Anything else would just be glorified karaoke.”

Platinum formed in 1997 under their original name of Platinum ABBA, with the sole aim of becoming the best ABBA tribute band in the World.

Individually, its musicians have toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in show business. Collectively, they’ve succeeded in making an international name for themselves, selling out theatres and concert halls around the globe. With thousands of shows under their

belt and TV appearances around the world, their tribute to ABBA has been enjoyed by millions of people.

Platinum have performed for Royalty, Princes, Princesses and Presidents and are excited about returning to Marvellous.

“It’s something of a homecoming for us because we do an annual Christmas show in Bracknell,” added Andy.

“The Marvellous crowd always give us a great reception and it’s amazing to see them singing along with us. ABBA’S music reaches all ages and the recent films have created a whole new audience.

“We love seeing audiences dress us ABBA style and we know the Wokingham crowd will not let us down.”

While the band take the music of ABBA extremely seriously, they understand the whole idea of an ABBA tribute is to recreate the fun and spectacle that characterised ABBA’s iconic image. With tongue-in-cheek humour interspersed throughout their show – delivered in genuine mock-Swedish accents – and cleverly-pastiched choreography, they’ll even put a smile on the face of those in the audience who hadn’t realised they were ABBA fans!

For more on Marvellous, to book tickets or to see the line-ups, visit www.marvellousfestivals.com

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