Tribute Launched in April 2016
This ABBA tribute show is gathering rave reviews wherever it is performed. It is available and booked nationwide at corporate events, festivals, clubs, concerts and private events since 2016.
Some ABBA fans are attending shows 100s of kilometres apart. Each time this band performs dates around New Zealand – the audiences are bigger. Word is out – and it is excellent.
This is New Zealand’s only dedicated Tribute to ABBA. It isn’t a send up; the actual members of ABBA are not imitated, this is about the music being very faithfully re-produced.
Audience participation and dancing is encouraged and it is always a very interactive show. The audience very much a part of it, with a full and enthusiastic dance floor all night, and often audience members turn up in their best ABBA regalia!
BEHIND THE SCENES
The backing tracks took 2000 hours to custom create in a studio, including with session players. Created by the band’s own producer he is one of New Zealand’s most respected across a wide range of genres; Stuart Pearce. So the tracks are of the highest quality, similar to album production. Top New Zealand and Australian session players recorded into the tracks, leaving space for Stuart Pearce’s most excellent keyboard contributions and the all live vocals.
All vocals lead and harmonies are very detailed. A lot of discussion and rehearsal went into making the songs sound authentic as possible, even considering the musical roots of ABBA themselves, in order to not put a different “stamp” on the way the songs are sung. ABBA were influenced by European folk music, classical, pop, jazz and also American music, such as The Beach Boys. All members of ABBA had previous chart success in Sweden as solo and members of pop bands.
Add to that, the vocalists perform in eye popping costumes from the glam rock era of ABBA. Some of the costumes are authentic, actual 1970’s and 80’s stage costumes. Amber Claire, a member of the band does continual research on the fashion of the time and hunts down authentic items for the performance, as well as modern outfits influenced by the 1970’s and 80’s.
“The Music of ABBA” concept occurred naturally, encouraged by superlative praise for their performance of the five ABBA tunes the band had already been performing in recent years. Much discussion about the member’s favourite ABBA tunes resulted in finding a way to perform a much larger number of their songs. Hence The Music of ABBA Show!
So, with much love, admiration, appreciation and passionate attention to detail, “The Mermaids” now perform 27 of ABBA most famous and beloved songs. All hail the genius of ABBA!
“An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland line-up “The Mermaids” musical tribute”.
The band present ABBA’s most beloved songs, featuring accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton (“TrueBliss”), Amber Claire (“At 17”) & Pauline Berry, with legendary keyboardist Stuart Pearce (“Hello Sailor”, “Poi E”).
Take part in the epic fun of dance hits: Waterloo, Does Your Mother Know, Lay All Your Love On Me, Ring Ring, Mama Mia, Super Trooper, Take A Chance On Me, Dancing Queen and so much more. Sing along with Thank You For The Music, Fernando & SOS.
Approximately two hours and 20 minutes including half time – comprising of 27 of Abba’s incredible songs. Plus an hour of dance music Top 40 and classics to top the night off – this line-up is also one heck of a party band.
2018 “THE MUSIC OF ABBA” TRIBUTE DATES:
Saturday 24th – The Music of ABBA – Morrinsville RSA – Tickets at Venue
Saturday 2nd – The Music of ABBA – Mt Maunganui RSA – 7.30pm Tickets from Venue
Friday 8th June – The Music of ABBA – Titirangi RSA $20 per ticket
Saturday 21st – The Music of ABBA – Warkworth RSA – Tickets $25 presales – door sales $30
Saturday 28th – The Music of ABBA – Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, Gisborne
Saturday 11th – The Music of ABBA Tribute – The Kentish Hotel – Waiouru
Friday 17th – The Music of ABBA Tribute – Opotiki RSA – Opotiki – Tickets at Venue
Saturday 25th – The Music of ABBA – Swanson RSA – $20 Tickets from the club
MORE DETAILS FOR TICKETING FOR ABOVE DATES TO COME
SOME FEEDBACK ON THE SHOW
People are still talking about your show, and how GREAT it was. So thank you for putting on such a GREAT SHOW.
– Peter Grey, Club Manager, New Plymouth
Hi Girls, I just wanted to let you know that we attended your show at the Taradale Club last night and thoroughly enjoyed it….WOW what a show you put on for us…..we havent been to a show in a long time that left us feeling so good the next day. Thanks again for such a fun night……Mermaids Rock…
– Steve Norman
BACKGROUND ON THE BAND
“The Mermaids Dance Band” also known as: “The Mermaids” are one of New Zealand’s most experienced musical lineups. Hence communication is streamlined, great systems are in place. The band has modern gear and band vehicle, taking the show nationwide. They have earned an incredible word of mouth reputation.
Featuring three accomplished vocalists: Joe Cotton (Winner of Pop’s Ultimate Star on TV in 2007), Amber Claire and Pauline Berry. They are supported by musical whizz and much admired keyboardist/arranger and the band’s producer, Stuart Pearce.
The band is already well established with a dozen years in operation performing covers all around New Zealand prior to the introduction of the ABBA Tribute in 2016.
This line-up has performed under their own name The Mermaids at Festivals, Balls, parties, weddings and themed events. From small to large events.
Visit the band’s main website here: www.mermaidsband.co.nz
Want to hire this lineup? – price upon inquiry to Mobile 021-610962 or email Pauline on firstname.lastname@example.org!
Live Footage of “Waterloo” above
Chiquitita – featuring Amber Claire on lead vocals (below)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) featuring Joe Cotton on lead vocals
Dancing Queen – featuring Amber Claire on lead vocals
Mama Mia – featuring Pauline Berry on lead vocals
Does Your Mother Know – featuring Pauline Berry on lead vocals
Fernando – featuring Joe Cotton on lead vocals
Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/mermaidsABBA
Does Your Mother Know
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do
I Had A Dream (I Believe in Angels)
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Lay All Your Love On Me
Money, Money, Money
Name of the Game
Nina Pretty Ballerina
On and On and On
One of Us
Take a Chance on me
Thank You for the Music
Winner Takes All
Price upon enquiry, please contact Pauline on either 021-610962 or email email@example.com