About ABBA Chique
ABBA Chique are pleased to be celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year.
In May 2009 the band performed their first ever gig in Wingham, near Canterbury, raising money for the local football club.
Since then, the band have gone on to become one of the most popular and sought after ABBA tribute bands in the country, regularly performing sell-out shows across the UK and abroad.
It has been a very exciting and interesting 10 years, that seem to have flown by and the band hope to be rocking audiences for many
more years to come.
The band members
Ainsley - Frida
Ainsley's career in music began in 2002, working as a solo singer in
local pubs and clubs.
Five years later, after joining a band, she met guitarist, Perry, who suggested they start an ABBA tribute and the two of them worked
tirelessly to replicate ABBA's sound and look, designing and making costumes, and listening to ABBA songs over and over to get that perfect ABBA sound.
In 2009, after months of preparation they advertised for an Agnetha
and after meeting Leanna, ABBA Chique formed from there.
ABBA - obsessed Ainsley adds that personal touch to ABBA Chique by managing the band, answering enquiries and taking bookings, she also edits the band videos and promotional photos, as well as performing as Frida.
"We believe in providing not only the best entertainment, but by dealing with
our clients directly, they get the best possible service."
Connect with Ainsley on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ainsley-dowell
Georgie - Agnetha
After graduating with a Musical Theatre Diploma in 2009, Georgie's first
job as lead vocalist/dancer saw her touring Crete for 6 months
with 'Around the world'' show.
Georgie then started work on cruise ships; as part of the show team on the Fred Olson's 'Braemar' and 2 contracts as Dance Captain on the 'Saga Sapphire.'
Georgie has danced for One Direction and Duffy, and been on TV, in EastEnders, Holby city & Silent Witness.
Georgie knew she wanted to be in an ABBA band and after one look on ABBA Chique's website, her mind was set! Since taking over from Leanna as
ABBA Chique's full-time Agnetha, she can't wait for her exciting future
with the band!!
Perry - Bjorn
After many years of playing the guitar for various bands,
Perry is a true rock God!
"He is a fantastic guitarist and a real credit to the show,"
says band leader, Ainsley.
Over the years Perry has worked in various other bands,
including two ABBA tribute bands.
He run his own glam rock bands, country & western band and punk band
and plays he the 'Bjorn' part perfectly.
He's also a dab hand with a sewing machine and painstakingly
made all of the band's stage costumes himself!
Perry enjoys writing and recording his own music; he recently wrote a country song with ABBA Chique's Ainsley which was played on BBC radio.
View their music video here
Paul - Benny
Paul is a born musician - and enjoys every minute of it!
Over the years he has played in various bands and ensembles, travelling
up and down the country.
Paul writes and produces his own music - really getting into the spirit
of Benny Andersson!
During the day he teaches piano and keyboard skills in local schools.
His passion for music is also matched for his interest in Tai Chi and
other healthy living practices.
Here you can watch the most recent music video Paul made for a
piano track he recorded:
Jim - Ola
Jim Ferris studied drumming at the Coventry School of Music and had already performed at the Royal Albert Hall London, by the age of 16.
During a varied career, Jim has spent 15 years backing TV artistes in cabaret, 20 years and four albums with a Jazz Big Band and alongside all of that, 27 years as a professional drum kit tutor!
Despite all of this variety of work, Jim cites his gigs with ABBA Chique
"as some of the happiest times of my career."
Having happily lived on the East Devon coast for 36 years, Jim moved to 'pastures new' in rural Norfolk during 2016.