Friday 7 July 2017

Ben: The Ultimate
Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

plus Waterloo: The Best of Abba Tribute Show


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Ben: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Waterloo: The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Ben: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Waterloo: The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Ben: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Waterloo: The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Ben: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Waterloo: The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Ben: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Waterloo: The Best of Abba Tribute Show
Ben: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Waterloo: The Best of Abba Tribute Show

Find out more about the artists below:

If you were lucky enough to see a live Michael Jackson performance, you’ll know what an electrifying and memorable event it was. So you’re sure to want reminisce at Ben: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert at Hampton Pool Friday 7 July 2017. If you missed out on the original experience, then don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Ben Bowman will recreate the magic so you can hear hit after hit and be mesmerised by classic costumes and dance routines. Bowman’s performance will help you slip back effortlessly to the early years with The Jackson Five and many more milestones in Michael Jackson’s breathtaking career.
Ben Bowman’s charisma, talent and dedication to Michael Jackson’s life works ensures a breathtaking and mesmerising recreation of the King of Pop at the height of his performing powers.
He sings live throughout the show and performs a full signature Michael Jackson dance routine.

His act is supported by a team of professional dancers, musicians, sound and lighting engineers – all fully experienced in bringing a spectacular Michael Jackson tribute concert to stages around the world.

Where it all began
Ben has been performing his tribute to Michael Jackson for over ten years. But his obsession goes back to his childhood; even his seventh birthday was Michael Jackson themed. Over the years his passion for performing grew and he experimented with stage hair, makeup and clothes that emulated Jackson’s unique style. At 17, Ben invested in and promoted his own Michael Jackson tribute show which was a sell-out and well-received by the audience. Now Ben is acknowledged as Europe’s number one Michael Jackson soundalike and his concert experience is on the road with professional support from an array of on-stage musicians and dancers and backstage technical crew.

Not just a show – a true spectacular
Michael Jackson was passionate about creating the biggest and best shows ever seen. It has proved contagious as far as Ben and his team are concerned who are driven to make their productions as exciting and awe-inspiring as possible.

The team behind the act sets out to create a spectacular rather than a show. They aim to recreate not only the sounds and performance of Michael Jackson, but the incredible light show only a live concert can provide.

The spirit of Michael Jackson comes magically alive in Ben Bowman’s performances, but this spectacular is also truly a coming together of talent, passion and skill. As well as the singing, there are stunning production numbers for Blame It On The Boogie, Earth Song, Beat It, Thriller and Billie Jean.

Press quotes
’One of the most highly polished, tight, funky and visually accurate shows I’ve seen in a long time’Bridget Metcalf, BBC

’Every song – from the Jackson Five’s ABC and more to Earth Song, the superb Billie Jean and the classic Smooth Criminal – showcased his brilliance.’ Lucy Wood, Grimsby Telegraph
’…thank goodness Ben is around to make sure the King of Pop’s rein continues.’ Lucy Wood, Grimsby Telegraph
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a die-hard Abba fan or you just like a good night out set to a great soundtrack, here’s a Hampton Pool concert you shouldn’t miss. We’re delighted that Waterloo The Best of Abba Tribute Show will open our 15th season of summer picnics. In fact, who better to bring fun-loving music fans together on a summer’s evening than some of the world’s best Abba tribute artists.
In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group Abba swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winner – Waterloo. Four decades later the song and the legendary band remain as popular as ever. Now the phenomenal new tribute show Waterloo looks back at the sensational rise to stardom of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid and gives fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of a live Abba show! The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail by a full live cast and band. with stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography. The wonderful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful, captivating harmony from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this must-see spectacular.

Waterloo The Best Of Abba is performed by some of the UK’s most sought-after musicians, brought together after a worldwide search for the most accurate, authentic and experienced ABBA tribute artists. They’ll perform hits like Super Trooper, Chiquitita, Voulez-Vous and Dancing Queen, made all the more vibrant by backing from by a superb electric live band.

Meet the cast of this must-see ABBA experience

Andreas Jensen as Bjorn
Andreas is a former member of the legendary Bjorn Again. He has toured all over the world as professional guitarist and vocalist, as well as playing the role of Abba’s own Bjorn, to whom he bears an uncanny likeness. He is renowned for his dynamic performances and brings fresh energy to Waterloo.

Lissie Link as Anni-Frid
Lissie has performed widely across theatres and arenas in the UK in a female ensemble. She has supported Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and Deacon Blue and has also opened for Status Quo.

Rob Arnall as Benny
Rob has over 30 years in the music business as a keyboard and piano player. Performances include Bollywood, Ruby Turner, Carol Decker, Toyah Wilcox, Hazel O’conner, Two Tone and Bjorn Again. He has performed as a session musician with many well-known artists and has won best soundtrack awards for feature films and TV soundtracks.

Michelle Cleave as Agnetha
Michelle is a highly accomplished musician. She joined an Abba tribute band at 17 and has played the role of Agnetha for many years. She is regarded by her peers as the very best Agnetha soundalike in Europe.

’The show features an incredible live band fronted by four performers who were deliberately chosen as not only phenomenal lookalikes, but because they sound identical to the original four members. We honestly believe we have achieved all that we set out to. The reviews have pretty much summed it up as they claim the show to be: ‘The closest, most authentic tribute to Abba on the planet’.’ James Baker, Producer and Director, Waterloo The Best of Abba Tribute Show Northern Echo
‘The attention to detail throughout the performance was plain to see with identical copies of ABBA costumes coupled with authentic Swedish accents, which didn’t falter all night.’ Paul Downham, The Reviews Hub.

As a charity, Hampton Pool’s future depends on these fundraising events and we really appreciate your support.
For all concerts, the gates open at approximately 19:00, or a little before, so you can have a swim before the music begins.
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