Abba Fever, formed in 1996 by Steve Nelson (keyboards) and Pat Rudge (drums), has now been performing for longer than the real Abba! Steve and Pat met in 1993 as co-musicians in ‘Africa’, a band specialising in ‘live’ Queen stage shows. Playing to packed gigs and with tribute bands starting to appear across the country, they quickly realised the potential market for a ‘live’ Abba tribute band. It was important to both Steve and Pat that the show would be spectacular, full of energy and, most importantly, ‘live’. Following a UK search for Agnetha & Anni-Frid, Abba Fever hit the road.