I have mostly my music teacher to thank for the fact that I can earn my crust as a singer today. Since 1990, I have turned my passion into a career, and it's the tastiest crust of bread I've ever eaten! During this time, I have sung for "Cliff Richard", "Bobby Kimball", "Sarah Brightman", "Chicago", "Beatrice Egli" and many, many other great artists.
I have known A33AFever for many years. The fact that I'm now a permanent member of this wonderful family fills me with joy!
I love my life in the country, surrounded by my little animals and my beautiful garden. There is (almost) nothing more lovely than to enjoy the first rays of sunshine in the garden, and to spend lots of time with friends.
Oh yes, and - I may be small, but my heart is pure, as soon as I've grown up, then, watch out - on your marks, get set - GO! ;-)
Caroline is our DISCO newbie. She grew up in Schaffhausen, a contemplative town in Switzerland. At 4 years old she began to train figure skating and took additional classes in jazzdance, hiphop and ballet.
Movies like Flashdance, West Story or A Chorus Line made her decision easy to persuade her dream of becoming a professional dancer and performer. Caroline has a degree in contemporary dance from Zürcher Tanz Theater Schule and obtained her diploma in performing arts after just 2 years at Stage School of Music and Drama in Hamburg.
She obtained a contract as a soloist on board of AIDA cruise ships and has played the role of „Tess“ in the German musical version of Flashdance.
Later on she joined engelsgleich one of the most famous wedding choir in Germany and acted as the front singer for different bands.
Caroline Leuzinger is a well demanded music and vocal workshop coach. On behalf of Goethe Institut, Germany´s cultural embassy, Caroline has travelled many countries such as the United States, Norway, Croatia and India.
Since early 2017, Merih Aktoprak has stepped into Benny Andersson's shoes! A woman sitting at the piano, in an ABBA show? Can that really work? Of course it works - and Benny's shoes fit her perfectly!
Merih Aktoprak studied piano at the Musician's Institute L.A., California, specialising in popular music. On graduating, she was even awarded the coveted prize for being the "Outstanding student of the year"!
When Merih plays a solo, the listener hopes it will never end. Beautiful and perfect. Her musical ability spans a broad spectrum of styles, her versatility is unique. Merih has also appeared, amongst others, in Lena Meyer-Landruth's band- another Eurovision winner! "My mother loves ABBA's music! I love ABBA's music! Now I am part of one of the most successful ABBA tribute shows in Europe. ABBA's music is very challenging.
I'm really pleased that A33AFever place more value on quality, rather than on wigs and stick-on beards. I feel very well looked after in the big 'Fever Family'." :-)
Hello my lovelies! My name is Johannes, and I joined AbbaFever in 2014. I am the baby of the band!!
Taking part in A33AFever is a real highlight for me. However, the real highlight in my life are my wife, and my "2014 offspring" - MY baby! :-) Already, the little sprout is probably one of the biggest ABBA fans ever! Before becoming a husband, father, and now, a member of the "Fever Family", my singing career took me all over the world.
I began my classical vocal training at the age of fourteen, which was crowned by a successfull graduation in Musical Theatre in Hamburg. Since then, I have experienced many special moments, in a variety of theatres and musicals. Most recently, I toured Europe as a member of "The 12 Tenors" ensemble.
I'm really looking forward to the time with A33AFever, and I'm proud to be a member of the coolest ABBA tribute in the world!
- See you soon! -
On 18th May, 1965, Axel drew his first breath - a new Taurean Bull was born!! On his 11th birthday, it happened - his first guitar! A small step for Axel, but a musical milestone for the rest of the world! The guitar, by all appearances, was rather small (however, quite suitable for Axel's size at the time..) Predictions by his mother and grandmother were - "Oooh, he won't be doing it for long, anyway..." - how wrong they were!!!
From quite early on, Axel noticed how the music of ABBA invoked a very special reaction from the public. Still today, he is impressed at how catchy and playful their complex, intelligently arranged compositions sound. To play a part in the recreation of this sound, live on stage, never fails to be a great experience for him! "A good evening concert is full compensation for all the hectic goings on of the day before." For Axel, it's the "cherry on the cake".
Axel loves the stage, so it is hardly surprising that he is a beloved colleague in many bands on the Hamburg scene. He also does regular studio work, in his role as either guitarist, singer, and also producer.
My name is Rainer, single, born on October 1st 1968 in Hamburg, and I am one of the founders of A33AFever. This happened at the beginning of this millennium. I've been playing the percussion- instruments for more than 20 years. Beside the cool beats and the real ABBA-groove, I see to the singing-harmonies in the band, which is not unimportant in ABBA's music.
Most of all I start to gush, when I hear the two singers Anja and Caroline. Can respect to the music of ABBA be shown in a better way than that?! I can only recommend a visit to one of our concerts, so that the music of ABBA will play an important part in your life, too.
P.S. Thanks a lot and especially lots of greetings to all the fans of A33AFever!!!
Heiko Behrendt began playing the guitar at the age of twelve. It wasn’t until he reached the age of nineteen that he became convinced that being a Bass player was the way forward, and so, his electric guitar was banished to the corner forever...(his hands are too big and his fingers too long!!!)
Finally, he had to ask himself the following question: Go to university, or become a professional musician? He decided to go to university, and now, during his spare time, Heiko is Managing Director of an event agency and an IT company in Hamburg. "It was only as I started to become more intensively acquainted with the music of ABBA that I became a real fan. Today, I love the music of the four Swedes, and I enjoy every performance."
A bad atmosphere when Heiko's around? Impossible! Heiko loves life, people, and music. He is a perfectionist, who also likes to let his hair down every once in a while!!!!!
He never appears with AbbaFever - it's when he performs with DISCOLICIOUS
that he takes the reigns, bringing his skill and versatility to the centre of the
action on stage. Stefan Wolter.......a 100% member of the Fever Family.
IStefan has the media sector completely in his possession: Be it either as "Stefan Wahnsinn" in the 80's, or casting his Nordic charm over the Frankonians as radio DJ in Bamberg (1989), as voice-over artist for television and radio commercials, as music producer, as radio host "Dr. Beat" (Delta Radio, Kiel / Fun Fun Radio 95.0, Hamburg) as warm up man (ARD The Quiz / NDR Quiz Show / SAT1 VERA am Mittag), or as an eloquent front man for Off Air Promotion.
He is our versatile man for all occasions.