2012
   
 

LONDON, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, Christmas Party

Björn Again appeared at the request of Buckingham Palace to appear as special guests with William Orbit and the Mike Batt Orchestra featuring Gary Wilmot to celebrate Christmas 2012

"With Björn Again now in it's 25th year, performing at Buckingham Palace and meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh is without doubt the Greatest Highlight of them all.

Many thanks to all for such a great night" - Rod Stephen

2011
   
 

LONDON, PALLADIUM, Bucks Fizz 30th Anniversary

Björn Again appeared at this most famous of West End Theatres as special guests to celebrate with Jay Ashton, Mike Nolan and Cheryl Baker the 30th Anniversary of winning Eurovision with their timeless hit 'Making your Mind Up' .. What a fantastic night it was !!

"Great big thanks for helping to make it so successful. Love Cheryl XX"

     
2010
   
   

LONDON, BBC Proms in the Park

 

     
    MARBELLA, Plaza des Toros with Ruth Lorenzo (X Factor)
     
    BRATISLAVA, Opera House Ball VIP Party
2009
   
     
 

JIM COULTER party with EAGLES and John Mayer

Björn Again was invited to appear alongside the Eagles and John Mayer at a Lavish party for American Billionaire Jim Coulter's family in Petaluma CA.

The weekend was great fun and the party really was a huge highlight.

     
 

KNEBWORTH SONISPHERE with METALLICA

Björn Again appeared at Knebworth by special request from Metallica and Kilamanjaro's Stuart Galbraith. Together with Agent Paul Franklin a joint decision was made to take this bold risk. The result was amazing. The crowd loved the Specially rocked up show with two drummers, new black satin costumes and a cover of Metallica's 'Enter Sandman'..Björn Again rocked....and then went home for a nice cup of tea.

     
 

ASCOT Racecourse with RUSSELL CROWE

Björn Again appeared at Ascot Racecourse for an evening performance for thousands of racegoers and various celebrities Including RUSSELL CROWE and family and various Actors from ROBIN HOOD the movie. They had taken time off from filming to enjoy the races and the concert. Russell was also scoping out Ascot racecourse as he had been reading a script for a movie which was to be based there.

     
 

RUSSIA LAKE VALDAI for VLADMIR PUTIN (Allegedly)

Björn Again appeared at a Private performance at the request of the Kremlin (allegedly) for the Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin at an exclusive venue at Lake Valdai. The former president was (allegedly) seen enjoying the show with his wife and colleagues. The world press were hot on the tail of this alleged night of frivolity especially when it was reported that Mr Putin denied he was at the performance (notice i didn't say disputing!). Apparently Mr Putin prefers the music of the Beatles. Could this be the sub-plot of the next James Bond 007 thriller.

 
     
 

GIMME GIMME GIMME a really great workout DVD

Björn Again recordings from the Royal Albert Hall are featured in this new workout DVD. The DVD went on sale Boxing day 2008.

With adrenalin fuelled routines led by professional dance and aerobics instructor Mila Lazar from Germany, Gimme Gimme Gimme A Real Great Workout is the perfect way for every dancing queen to sweat those calories away and sing your hearts out!

     
2008
   
     
 

BJÖRN AGAIN - 20th ANNIVERSARY Shows

Björn Again has finally reached a huge milestone. Many thanks to all the cast and crew, promoters AAA and DfC, Paul Franklin and Helter Skelter, Cheryl, Mike and Shelley and the Original Bucks Fizz band, Tony Blackburn and Pat Sharp for making the two shows at The Glagow Clyde Auditorium and the London Hammersmith Apollo such memorable occasions. Thanks also to the BBC for reporting on the celebrations (see link below). Both shows were sold out and from my vantage point up on stage I could see thousands of people having a great time - thanks again to everyone involved - Rod

 

 
     
 

VIRGIN UNITE - TORONTO / LONDON Charity

Björn Again were personally invited to appear on both sides of "The Pond" for this great charity in aid of Nigerian Mothers and Babies. The event was attended by Sir Richard Branson, Natalie Imbruglia, Kelly Rowland and Björn Again.

     
 

GAYNOR & MONTY - Loch Lomond Celebrity Wedding

Björn Again were personally invited to play at Gaynor Knowles and Colin Montgomeries society wedding of the year. It was a perfect evening and great fun to be part of the celebration at Loch Lomond Golf Course with a host of celebrities including Prince Andrew, Sir Jackie Stewart, Jodie Kidd, Kirstie Gallacher, Sam Torrance, Alan Hansun, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Dougie Donnelly and Gavin Hastings.

     
2007
   
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AGNETHA FÄLTSKOG - TV3 / TV6 20th Anniversary Party

Björn Again played at Sweden's TV3 / TV6 20th Anniversary Party which was attended by loads of Celebrities most notably Agnetha Fältskog (pictured left) Agnetha was a delightful person to meet and chat with. She really is as beautiful and elegant as ever. Agnetha was inquisitive about Björn Again and remarked on how much she enjoyed seeing our choreography .. she had danced the night away with her friends.

     
 

TONY BLACKBURN - 19th Anniversary Tour DJ Voiceover

Björn Again's 19th Anniversary tour featured the voice of Tony Blackburn as both Host and DJ. The recording session for this was great fun and many thanks go to the legendary star of radio and TV for doing this.

     
2006
   
 

2006 - KYLIE MINOGUE WEMBLEY NYE

WOW!!!!! What a great way to see in the new year. Björn Again went on stage to a packed Wembley audience of 11,000 for a 45 minute show. Kylie was seen backstage dancing to Björn Again whilst she was preparing for her own show. Kylie also made time to come into the bandroom and say thanks for the great show before going out and doing a killer show herself. It was a real spectacle.

     
 

2006 - J.K. ROWLING MASQUERADE BALL

"The famous Harry Potter Author personally invited Björn Again to appear at the Venetian-style fundraising Ball held at Stirling Castle in aid of Scotland's MS society. Various celebrities such as Lorraine Kelly, Robbie Coltrane and Neil Morrissey were in attendance at this great event which raised over £200,000 ........ I even managed to get my copy of 'The Half-Blood Prince' signed..."

     
2005
   
 

OPERATION ST£RLING - The Winner Takes It All

Rod received a special request from Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Dark from the Metropolitan Police for permission to use BJÖRN AGAIN's recording of "The Winner takes it all" in a short film highlighting how OPERATION ST£RLING in conjunction with WESTERN UNION aims to combat the rise of 'high volume' fraud.

Pictured left is Rod receiving a congratulatory handshake from then Assistant Chief Police Commissioner TARIQUE GHAFFUR CBE

     
 

GREENDAY OXEGEN FESTIVAL

"Undoubtedly one of the biggest bands in the world are the San Francisco trio Greenday. They headlined at Oxegen (Ireland’s biggest festival event) and together with MCD's Dennis Desmond (Ireland’s biggest festival promoter) invited us to close the evening after their mammoth two hour show. Tens of thousands of devout greenday fans went from singing ‘American idiot’ to singing ‘Dancing Queen’ during our set. The lads gave Björn Again a ‘we are not worthy’ salute after the show....thanks guys.

     
 

When BLUE PETER "faking it" became ABBA

Björn Again appeared on this "Faking It" TV special with Zoe Ball's group of ex Blue Peter Presenters Peter Duncan, Stuart Miles, Romano D'Annunzio and Janet Ellis. The challenge was for the "group" to perform Dancing Queen in place of Björn Again in front of the 80,000 strong Oxegen Festival Crowd. They just about got away with it. Zoe came on stage to inform the stunned audience of what had just happened.

     

 

BJÖRN AGAIN - Royal Albert Hall Concert - IKEA

Björn Again's Royal Albert Hall Concert Performance was beamed to tens of thousands of shoppers on multiple video screens throughout Belgium's Anderlecht Ikea Super Store for it's Grand Opening. With the obvious connections to Iconic Swedish Exports it was an honour and a pleasure to represent SWEDEN, ABBA and IKEA in this way.

     
 

RADIO TIMES ABBA PRESENTATION

"In January 2005 Björn Again" was invited to receive this 2004 Radio Times award on behalf of ABBA in acknowledgement of 30 years since their monumental Eurovision victory at the Brighton Dome in 1974.

Björn Again proudly accepted the award dressed in the classic ABBA Kimono Costumes in front of a huge celebrity audience at the Savoy in London.

     
2004
   
 

On tour with SHANIA TWAIN (üP! Tour)

"Shania and her famous producer husband Mutt Lange had seen a Björn Again performance in Switzerland. They told me they both loved the show and subsequently invited Björn Again to support Shania in Hyde park in 2003 and then again on her monster 2004 UK - European üP! Tour.

"A great time was had and some great new friends were made on that huge tour”

     
 

BENEFIT CONCERT in Honour of MALCOLM KINGSNORTH

Mal Kingsnorth had been working as a tour manager and sound engineer for Björn Again since 1998 up until his sudden death in 2004. Mal was great at his job but moreover was a wonderful and lovely person to spend time with. The benefit was held at the Oxford new theatre and featured BILLY CONNOLLY, KEVIN BLOODY WILSON, BJÖRN AGAIN and T*40 whom Mal had worked with for many years. Mal we all miss you dearly and loved you very much.

 
   
 

On tour with CHER (Farewell Tour)

"Cher’s management had heard from Shania’s management that Björn Again is a fun show to have supporting on tour. With that recommendation Björn Again was offered the support slot on her massive 2004 European Farewell Tour..A great tour - the catering was the best ever!”

   
2003
   
 

RUSSELL CROWE’S WEDDING

"The Australian movie star had Björn Again specially flown in to play at his wedding with Danielle Spencer in Australia. It was a lavish celebritystudded affair. The couple exchanged vows in the specially rebuilt chapel on his ranch. Guests included Gladiator director Ridley Scott and cricketer Shane Warne. Telegrams of congratulations were sent from absent guests Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas and George Bush. The reception featured performances from Crowe's band 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts and Björn Again.

   
 

BILL GATES MICROSOFT Windows Server Launch

"Björn Again received an invite to play at the launch of Microsoft Windows Server and to perform "Money Money Money" for the comfortably well-off Mr Gates.

     
1999
   
 

1999 - HARRODS 150th Anniversary

"Björn Again were invited as special guests to perform at the famous Knightsbridge landmark in celebration of 150 years as a department store. Mohamed Al Fayed was seen dancing the night away with his guests at this most stunning and historic venue.

   
 

1998 - SPICE GIRLS (SPICEWORLD TOUR)

"Geri Halliwell and Melanie Chisolm were holidaying in Dublin in 1997 and came to see Björn Again at the Point Theatre. Geri suggested to the other girls that Björn Again should support them on the last leg of their “Spice World” Tour in 1998. David Beckham was also there at the Old Wembley Stadium (without his ‘kit’ on though!!!)”

   
 

1997 - HONG KONG HANDOVER

Björn Again was invited to play at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club as the "Official Band" to mark this historic occasion.

 
After Prince Charles and Govenor Chris Patton had done their royal and diplomatic speeches and symbolically sailed on QE2 out of the harbour, Björn Again hit the stage still wondering why the powers that be would invite a band originating from Australia that impersonate Swedes to perform on what was English soil that had just been handed back to the Chinese government ....... Confused ??? I certainly was but it was still great.
   
 

1994 - MURIEL'S WEDDING PREMIER CANNES

Björn Again received an invition from a big fan of the band - Writer and Director P.J Hogan to perform at the World premier of the movie ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 which ended up with a party on the Miramax yacht with the likes of Duran Duran and Toni Collette.

"Now that was a party to remember – Actually... I Can’t remember it so it must have been good"

     
 

1992 BENNY & BJÖRN STOCKHOLM MEETING

Benny and Björn Invited Björn Again to meet up with them in Stockholm in 1992. This meeting and the increasing international demand for Björn Again inspired ABBA to release their hugely successful ABBA Gold CD which is still in the album charts to this day. The initial promotional swing for the release of ABBA Gold started with an invite from Benny and Björn for Björn Again to perform some of their hits on National Swedish Televison.

     
 

1992 BBC TOP OF THE POPS - "A LITTLE RESPECT"

"Erasure had seen Björn Again perform which inspired their successful Abba-esque EP in turn inspiring Björn Again's release - “Erasure-ish” which included the single “A Little Respect” and "Stop" reaching a respectable No. 25 in the UK charts with the highlight being a performance on the legendary program BBC’s Top of the Pops.

 
"What a shame this project wasn't given the time and effort that it deserved. The ailing M&G record company certainly did show "a little respect" with their lack of foresight and low production values which was mostly the problem .. It could have been brilliant - instead it was just...OK"...Rod
     
 

1979 BJORN AGAIN - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

"The cover of the July 1979 edition of Sports Illustrated shows BJÖRN BORG on the way to winning his 4th Wimbledon title. The Headline reads .... BJORN AGAIN (without the dots over the Ö!!)..How dare they pinch that name ..years before i thought it up..!

A trademark agreement is in place between BJÖRN BORG and BJÖRN AGAIN dictating that underwear isn't sold as a merchandise item ..... This was agreed on the grounds that BJÖRN BORG doesn't dress up in costumes and play ABBA songs...!! LOVE ALL !!

     

 

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