After attending the musical Kristina n London on the 14th 0f April 2010 in which Russell played one of the main characters  I noticed that Russell was appearing in Jersey Channel Islands where I live.

I thought it would be great to meet him in person and wondered how hard it would be, well I called the promoter of the event who I happened to know from the past and he said to come to the event half an hour before the start.

I turned  up at the event and was able to meet Russell  and as well as having my picture with him, we chatted a little about Kristina and then he signed my Kristina post card that I had from the musical. Russell gave a great concert that evening to a packed house


I was privileged to be introduced to Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and had photos with them; they are so laid back even though they are up there with songwriters such as Lennon and McCartney. everyone seemed to be at this VIP bash, Catharine Johnson, playwright and screenwriter for Mamma Mia, Judy Craymer the lady who came up with the idea to create a stage show around ABBA songs as we all now know as Mamma Mia. It was such a sureal evening with many stars annending the event, for a full write up see my Thankyou for the Music page for more information on this fantastic evening.

Vince Thorne opposite Owe Sandstrom Abba's Costume designer and in the Background to the Left Kacha Nord and Camilla Dahlin from ABBA the show( now called The Show) which is touring the world at the moment and to the right Vaughan Davies former UK ABBA correspondent.

Thank you For the Music at Hyde Park