The ABBA Again band members

The ABBA Again band members

ABBA Again concert offering sounds of ’70s to Creston

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Beautiful harmonized vocals, eye-catching choreography, glittering costumes with platform shoes — and a touch of humour! On Saturday at the Creston and District Community Complex, the Creston Concert Society presents a special performance of ABBA Again.

“North America’s premier ABBA tribute band, ABBA Again enrapture[s] the crowd with their eye-catching costumes and flawless renditions of everyone’s favourite ABBA hits,” said the Howe Sounder in the summer of 2007.

Established in 2006, this exciting ABBA tribute band features the best in sound and always leave audiences wanting more. ABBA Again will help you relive your memories of the ’70s era with songs like the ever-popular Mamma Mia, through to the lingering sounds of SOS, bouncing back to the disco dancing favorites Dancing Queen, Voulez-Vous and Does Your Mother Know, then the showstopping sounds of Thank You for the Music.

“Sound[ing] like the real ABBA … [their] costumes and the choreography are fantastic,” said Exposure Entertainment.

Lynn Meyer (as Agnetha Faltskog) grew up to the sweet sounds of ABBA and has been a fan all her life. She has never had to pick up a lyric sheet as she knows all the words to their top hits. And she is also the resident ABBA fanatic. “We think she has an ABBA shrine in her basement,” says www.abbaagain.com.

Mel Nieva (as Anni-Frid Lyngstad) is a vocalist and entrepreneur based in Vancouver and educated at Capilano University in both classical and jazz studies. Since 2004, she has been teaching voice and guitar with a focus on learning through performance. Also when she is not playing and dancing around to ABBA music, Nieva pretends she is dancing in the sunset while performing with reggae bands.

Dave Pollack (as Benny Andersson) majored in piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He entertains audiences on both bass guitar and keyboards. Plus he is really funny.

Kevin D. (as Bjorn Ulvaeus) has been an ABBA fan since his grandmother bought him his first ABBA album when he was nine years old. Kevin was born in a small town near the B.C. Rockies, and grew up listening to all kinds of music from old country to hard rock, and has been singing at family gatherings as long as he can remember. In the last few years, Kevin has found the time to get out and sing more; he was a competitor in BC Country Idol and in 2006 he went all the way to the runner up. He also won the Skajit Valley Country Idol in Bellingham, Wash. Kevin has played with or backed up numerous bands, and has shared the stage with a few greats like Leanne Rimes, Chilliwack, Tom Cochrane, Appaloosa, Ken McCoy and lots of other local musicians.

ABBA Again’s “contagious energy, soaring vocals and catchy dance moves were mesmerizing — it [is] easy to be drawn into the fun,” said Hidy Cheng after the band performed at Vancouver’s Relay for Life. The band offers “something for everyone — Abba fans, students, and families.”

This will be a fun family evening, so show your children what music was like when you were young, way back when.

This special presentation from the Creston Concert Society is a fundraiser for new seats for the Prince Charles Theatre. Tickets for ABBA Again are $20 for adults and $10 for students ($5 discount for members with a coupon), available at Black Bear Books. This is not part of the CCS 2013-2014 series and tickets must be purchased. The April 12 show starts at 7:30 p.m.

—CRESTON CONCERT SOCIETY