History History


Abbagirls Duo was conceived by our Kim Graham Cross (Frida) in March 1995. The idea was to bring the fantastic sounds and harmonies of Abba to venues that did not have the room for a full band. But such is our success we now perform in every type of venue, over 4500 shows in 42 different Countries & 5 Continents, from large outdoor concerts to large corporate events, hotels, weddings, golf clubs Etc. as well as the local village hall! Benny & Bjorn joined us for band gigs in 1999 giving us the option as a duo or live 4 piece band or more.

Here is an example of some of our previous gigs:

London's O2 Indigo 2nd time January 2018

December 31st 2017 Suwon City Arena S. Korea Televised live 20million viewers

KBS TV Seoul S Korea Live TV to over 6 million viewers

Seoul Olympic Arena

"Legends" Imperial Palace Hotel, MGM & various other venues in Las Vegas.

London's Finsbury Park in front of 80,000 audience.

Three times at The Brentwood Centre Essex Over 25,000.

Turned on the Christmas Lights in the beautiful Scottish Town of Dumfries & Cardiff

The Variety Club of GB: We also together with Faith Brown presented a "Sunshine" Bus to the kids of Liverpool. Followed with a great show at The Liverpool Empire compared by Frank Carson.

Obtained a sponsorship From Budweiser for a 30-gig tour followed by a blaze of fabulous publicity.

We also made the Abba jingles for Talk Sport Radio.

We also appear at major outdoor concerts in the UK and World-wide

Other prestigious venues in the UK include:

York Races
National Trust Parks
Astoria London's Charing Cross
Manchester United FC
Peterborough East of England Showground.

Sandown Park
Liverpool Empire
Floral Hall & Southport Theatre
Liverpool FC
Sheffield City Hall
Birmingham Hippodrome

Newmarket Race Track
Manchester Palace Theatre
Numerous Town Halls and Civic Centre's.
Crusader's FC N. Ireland
Glasgow Rangers FC
The London Palladium

Also many other football & Rugby clubs. (Abbagirls still don't understand the offside rule?)

We have appeared Live on:

BBC1 & 2 & 4 & Twenty Twenty TV

Scottish/Anglia/Ulster/Border/London TV

Countless American TV channels

KBS TV Live show in South Korea on numerous occassions.

A few Satellite channels

Dozens of radio stations

Hundreds of Newspapers and Magazines.

Including: featured in OK magazine UK Edition.

We also appear on TV with Jack Dee in "Lead Balloon" Autumn 2006

We have traveled to:

N. Ireland, Channel Islands, UAE, New York, Many states in the USA, South America, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Qatar, France, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Czech Republic, Isle of White, and of course all over the UK. Over 40 countries worldwide and performed in 5 of the 7 Continents we are truly an Internatinal Act.

Abbagirls main workload is Corporate & Hotel Functions Among our many corporate clients are:

A Host of World Banks
Institute of Animal Technology
Barclay's/Lloyds TSB/HSBC/Nat West/Co-Op Banks

BBC Childline
Sainsburys/Tesco/ Waitrose/Safeways
The Variety Club of GB

Motor Caravan Club of GB
Many University Lecturers & Uni Parties.
The National Trust
Institute of Directors
West Yorkshire/Scottish/North West Police Federations

Hotels Include:

Burg Al Arab Hotel Dubai
Moat House
Imperial Palace Hotel, MGM Las Vegas

Hanover Int.
Village & Liesure Group
Hotel du Cap Eden Roc S. France

Potters Int.
& Regular UAE tours
Post Houses

We have shared the stage with:

Kylie Minogue
Kenny Lynch
Keith Harris + Orville & Cuddles
Les Dennis
Jimmy Tarbuck

Stan Boardman
Jimmy Cricket
Alvin Stardust
Johnny Casson

Frank Carson
Mick Miller
Norman Collier
The Joe Loss Orchestra
Faith Brown
Famous Bands from the 60's-70's 80's

Abbagirls also appear at many Family Holiday Centre's:

Pontin's all year round (Including The Famous Hemsby Abba Weekend re-booked: 2000/01/02/03/04)
Woolacombe Gold Coast/Bay/Twithen parcs.

Croyde Bay (Unison)
Mill Rythe
Park Dean

As well as many privately owned sites. (We have seen some "Carry-on's"!)

This is a conservative list! We achieve well over 200 gigs per year over 4000 gigs so far!