Benny Anderssons Orkester to record new material and possibly tour in 2019

Benny Anderssons Orkester to record new material and possibly tour in 2019

Benny has confirmed that his band, Benny Anderssons Orkester (BAO) will be back in the studio over the winter to record some new tunes. Benny Anderssons Orkester is one of Benny’s most popular and enduring musical projects “I don’t anticipate it being a full album, but at least two or three tracks,” Benny told us. “It has been a long time since we last did that and I think we will all enjoy it - it’s good to keep the system oiled,” he said. Benny also divulged that the band are hoping to tour next year. “If we have…
‘Chess på Svenska’ premieres in Helsinki to critical acclaim

‘Chess på Svenska’ premieres in Helsinki to critical acclaim

This weekend, Helsinki's Svenska Teatern (the Swedish National Theatre) unveiled a new production of the Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice musical Chess på Svenska. Scenes from Svenska Teatern's premiere of Chess på Svenska Adapted for the Finnish stage by Lars Rudolfsson and directed by Maria Sid, the show closely follows the original Swedish format. A couple of notable differences being the inclusion of another song, Sanninges minut (The Moment Of Truth), created through the addition of lyrics, written by Björn, to a section of End Game and a comical send-up of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in place…
Björn Ulvaeus talks Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Björn Ulvaeus talks Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The world premiere event for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again took place at London's Eventim Apollo. On Monday 16 July 2018 at London's Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again received its world premiere. Released to the wider world on 20 July, the movie has already smashed box office records around the globe. At the after premiere party in London, Björn told icethesite about the reception the premiere crowd had given the movie: "It was absolutely fantastic. The event was really quite special with all the actors gathered on the stage before the showing. The…
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again update

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again update

What is certain to be a huge Summer blockbuster of a movie is almost out of the starting gate. Benny Andersson has been at work with the team in Los Angeles putting the finishing touches to the sound mix of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again that will be heard in cinemas all around the globe soon. (L-R) Michael Minckler (Chief mixer), Gary Goetzman (Producer), Benny Andersson (Composer), Bernard Löhr (Sound Engineer), Ludvig Andersson (Associate Producer) andAngie Rubin (Music Editor). Benny told icethesite about the movie mix sessions: "It is such a joy to work together with people who…