Thank You For the Music - A tribute to Björn & Benny

Stage 1, Sara Kulturhus, Skellefteå

The success will continue in the autumn of 2022. Gunilla Backman, Kalle Moraeus and Johan Boding are getting ready to meet the audience again with the show "Thank You For the Music". It is a tribute to Björn & Benny and their unique song treasure from stars that are close to them. The audience is offered the best from i.a. BAO, Chess, Kristina from Duvemåla, Mamma Mia. It will be difficult to sit still ...

With them, Backman, Moraeus and Boding have a seven-man band led by Johan Granström. The artists Jenny Redenkvist and Karin Funk also join in to pay tribute to our Swedish music icons.

These are two of the country's most beloved composers, interpreted by several of the country's most beloved artists. The show contains much of the best Sweden has to offer. Of course we also get to hear the occasional story and anecdote about the people Björn & Benny and the life behind the scenes.

Kalle Moraeus - This award-winning fiddler needs no further presentation. Kalle is one of our most beloved artists, a close friend of Benny Andersson and also a member of Benny Anderson's Orchestra (BAO). Kalle was for many years the host of SVT's hits "Så ska det låta" and "Moraeus med mera" - Kalle's own TV program series which was broadcast in the years 2011–2017. Most recently in 2018, we saw Kalle fight successfully in TV4's "Biggest looser VIP".

Gunilla Backman - One of our greatest musical artists! Gunilla has played many of the heavy roles in a number of major musicals, including Les Misérables, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar to name a few. In 2005, she got the lead role as Donna in the Swedish musical version of Mamma Mia (which Gunilla played with in 2005–2007 at Cirkus in Stockholm). For the contribution to Mamma Mia, she was awarded the Gold Mask in 2006.

Johan Boding - He is recognized as the front man for countless successes with tribute concerts to Queen. One who is impressed by Johan's song is Queen guitarist and legend Brian May. Johan sings everything from jazz and songs to rock and he has, among other things. participated in SVT's "Så ska det låta" and "Doobidoo". He has toured with "Sol, vind och vatten", a tribute concert to Ted Gärdestad's song treasure. He has also had roles in several musicals and was awarded the Golden mask in 1997 for his participation in Miss Saigon.

"There is so much incredible musicality in the orchestra, in the artists and the songs they perform"

Jan-Olov Andersson, Aftonbladet

"Of all the Björn & Benny tributes that have toured around the world, this one is the best ever!"


"The level of ambition is soaring and the band of seven is of the highest class. The evening offers a superb mix from Swedish pop music's finest songbook."

Björn Stefanson VF

"Crusellhallen is crowded. Kristina's desperate deal with God in" You must be there "from" Kristina från Duvemåla "will be in Gunilla Backman's interpretation tonight's treasure"

Helena Lundberg, Corren

"Even though Boding has not worked with Björn and Benny, it is as if the songs from" Chess "and" Kristina från Duvemåla "became his here and now."

"Johan Granström and the fantastically skilled musicians set the quality bar high and play so well that Björn and Benny should be very happy with this tribute."

Uppsala Nya Tidning

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