Band Biography's

 

Abbadabbadoo were formed in 2000 spearheaded by

David St. James

(producer, guitarist, keyboards, sound engineer and bandleader).

 

David's goal was to reproduce the ABBA sound live on stage.


David has had many years experience in the music business and has been associated with music since 5 years old and worked for major companies both in the UK and abroad during his career. Companies include Pontins, Butlins, Haven, Warners, Ladbrokes, Mecca, Shearings, Gala Holidays, Ramada Hotels, Rantasippi Hotels, Copthorne Hotels plus far too many more to mention. David has also appeared on 'New Faces' many years ago.

David was instrumental in the formation of Abbadabbadoo together with his colleague Tami Matisse. The band now has a track record of 10 years and has played countless venues in the UK and abroad to audiences of up to 25,000 people.

David currently plays the role of Bjorn in Abbadabbadoo..

 

 

Dave

After several months of searching for the right vocalist for Agnetha's part he was joined by:

 

Tami

Tami Matisse

 

Tami is an artiste of vast experience having started her career as an actress and later moving on to become a 1st class vocalist with the ability to control and win an audience over.

A more than capable lively performer on stage having performed as a solo cabaret, compere, dancer and lead vocalist for many years for all the major corporates in the UK including many shows and pantomimes. For many years she has been lead vocalist for The Ray McVay Orchestra performing in many leading Hotels such as the London Hilton, Dorchester and NEC Metropole.

 

 

 

 

Tom(Benny)

Nicola Twaites

Nicola has had lots of experience over the years fronting large soul bands and recording on popular RnB albums. Nicola has performed as a backing singer for big named acts working for Sony and Polydor records and has performed in well known tribute acts all over the UK. Nicola now plays the part of Frida in Abbadabbadoo.

 

Tom Bissell

Tom has been musically trained on Piano since the age of 8.  He played with original bands "Ninth Wave" and "Dallas".  Also performed with Queen tribute band "Killer Queen" (later known as "Queen On Fire").  His association with "Killer Queen" took him to performances across Europe and South East Asia culminating in a live performance on prime time Saturday night TV with the BBC, hosted by Graham Norton.  He has also shared the bill with artist such as Paul Young, Jason Donovan, Garry Moore and The Fun Lovin' Criminals.  Other than performing live, Tom has written and recorded with various original artists.

Tom now plays the part of Benny in Abbadabbadoo.

 

 

 

Flashback
 

 

"Flashback" was launched in November 2001 to add versatility to the band and capture the whole 70's era as well as just ABBA. The idea is to cater for the audiences who desire a more generalised theme rather than an ABBA Tribute but also at the same time offer two shows for clients who want the best of both worlds. The band is very colourful and lively and performs it's own dynamic arrangements of the best disco hits of the era designed to keep a busy dance floor going.

Both shows have been performed for clients such as Dorchester Hotel London, Meriden Hotels, Butlins, Mama Mia Touring Show, BMW, B & Q, plus other private clients also experience of filming for the BBC.


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