Andy Cato, the other half of Groove Armanda has just announced the release of his solo album “Times and Places, to be released on April 29. According to information provided by Groove Armanda’s site, Andy has been writing this album “over the last 15 years… on the road on tour with GA, from Airport Lounges / Hotel Rooms / Planes / Trains and an array of tour buses.”
One of the most successful pop bands ever has just announced two new songs to be included in the ambitious avatar tour being prepared by the fabulous four swedes.
“I still have faith in you” is the title of one of the new songs currently being recorded by ABBA one of the world’s biggest pop phenomena who ruled the world for nearly three decades and whose records can be found in nearly every household on the planet. “The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence”, the band said in an official report, adding that “We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we only had been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!” The new songs will be aired in December on a TV show where the fabulous four swedes will appear under the form of avatars. The avatar tour marks the return, albeit virtual, of the band that in this last 35 years was seen together on stage only once in 2016.
After 8 successful albums, 3 compilations and a number of singles the band split but has always been there nearly everywhere. Australia, where the band performed in a number of cities in the 80’s and filmed “ABBA, The Movie”, is particularly fond of the band and the band’s imagery and songs is there in two fabulous movies – “Muriel’s Wedding” and “Priscila Queen of the Desert”. ABBA songs took to the stage and to the movies too through “Mamma Mia” the musical and the movie, the latter featuring Meryl Streep in the leading role.
With this reunion ABBA are set to hit the limelight again. And for those wishing to get to know the bands legacy or travel in time the band opened 5 years ago ABBA The Museum in Sweden where you are given the possibility to see all the glittery looks, gold records and assorted memorabilia.
Carlos Tomé Sousa