One of our amazing suppliers on Poptop and PRO member is ABBA Rebjorn. They were awarded the Best Of 2018 prestigious award earlier this year, have received 56 bookings on the platform and have earned over £43,500.
Sam from ABBA Rebjorn discusses what has led her to be part of the iconic tribute band and how she secured 56 bookings on Poptop so far!
How did you become an ABBA tribute act?
One day about a year later I saw an advert online for a female singer needed for an ABBA Tribute band. I already knew most of the songs as I grew up listening to them as my Mum was a fan! I auditioned, got the job and after a few years I got my own equipment as I wanted to perform other genres of music also under my own name. This lead to starting my own ABBA Tribute band ‘Re-Björn’ in 2012. The past 7 years have been amazing, here’s to the next 7!
How have you found using Poptop and the Poptop team?
I have found Poptop and the Poptop team extremely easy to deal with since joining the platform in 2017. I have had to contact different members of the team on numerous occasions either to change date or other issues that the client may have, and someone always deals with my enquiry in a timely manner. Everyone whom I have spoken with on the telephone has always been very helpful and friendly.
Have you noticed a rise in bookings since the Mama Mia films came out?
The thing I have found though since the release of Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, it is becoming more and more popular with the younger generation and we have performed for many 18th and 21st Birthday parties, Student Union nights and also University Balls over the last few years as well as the usual events, Wedding’s, Charity Fundraisers, Birthday Parties etc. So I guess the answer is YES for the younger Generation but NO for the events we have always done.
Top tips would be to get as much content on your profile as possible and regularly update photos, videos and anything else that keeps your profile current
How has membership helped you progress on Poptop?
Since becoming a Pro Member I definitely think we are more visible and stand out to clients when they are deciding on which supplier to book. I think it makes the supplier look more professional as a unit.
I like the way we are able to contact the client by telephone after a quote has been submitted if we have anything else we want to discuss with them. I find it makes the booking process a little more personnel and can also help put the clients mind at ease as booking suppliers can be quite a daunting process for some.
Remember each event is individual and means a lot to the potential client, you need to go above and beyond at times to make their event the best it can be
What’s your favourite part of being in an ABBA tribute act?
I really enjoy working with my fellow artists who make up ‘Re-Bjorn’. They are all extremely talented and highly professional and together we get to recreate the iconic and much-loved songs of the legendary Swedish quartet. We get to wear awesome costumes, platform boots, crazy makeup and be someone completely different throughout our performance. As a band we have travelled to some weird and wonderful places and made so many memories along the way, we are very lucky!
Any tips for suppliers when starting on Poptop?
Top tips would be to get as much content on your profile as possible and regularly update photos, videos and anything else that keeps your profile current. Think carefully when quoting for each client and take their budgets and requirements into account also. Remember each event is individual and means a lot to the potential client, you need to go above and beyond at times to make their event the best it can be.
What’s your favourite ABBA song?
This is a difficult question as there are so many great ABBA songs that it is very hard to pick just one. I guess if I had to narrow it down then ‘Super Trouper’ would be the one I would say I love to perform the most but 9 times out of 10 the crowd go wild when we sing ‘Dancing Queen’.
What is your favourite event you have performed at?
Wow, well there are so many events as we are performing most weeks and I couldn’t possibly choose just one!
I guess a few that stick in my mind from the last year or so are Ocean Beach Ibiza Club Owner Tony Truman’s 50th Birthday Party, the Sheriff of London Tim Hailes 50th Birthday Party, for The Mayor of London and the Ultimate Civic Disco at The Alban Arena, that was awesome!
I could go on, but an event from New Years Eve 2013 that will always stick in my mind, and was an absolute honour, I was lucky enough to have performed for the late Professor Stephen Hawking and guests at his home, something I will never forget.
Do you have anything else you would like to add?
Thank you Poptop for being great and I look forward to a continued working relationship via your platform!
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