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ABRA Cadabra plays Maple Ridge

ABRA Cadabra starring Maple Ridge Jonas Falle as Bjorn, Kylee Epp as Agnetha, Jeanette O’Keeffe as Anna Frida and Ryan Langevin as Benny. - Contributed
ABRA Cadabra starring Maple Ridge Jonas Falle as Bjorn, Kylee Epp as Agnetha, Jeanette O’Keeffe as Anna Frida and Ryan Langevin as Benny.
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ABRA Cadabra has been touring the world for the past decade, helping audiences of all ages to relive and celebrate the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA.

This high-energy and captivating stage show keeps the music of ABBA alive in a fresh, classy and respectful way, with powerful vocals, dancers, costumes, and a spectacular Live band.

Starring Maple Ridge Jonas Falle as Bjorn, Kylee Epp as Agnetha, Jeanette O’Keeffe as Anna Frida and Ryan Langevin as Benny, ABRA Cadabra has had the honour of traveling to many corners of the world performing shows for the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Malaysian royal family, Tatler Magazine and International Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo.

Falle grew up on Mark Road in Maple Ridge in the early 70s. He was exposed to music at an early age while frequenting the Alouette Arts Folk Club that was hosted by Pat and Jill O’Rourke, long-time residents of Maple Ridge. His parents were also musicians and played in the ‘Dewdney Trunk Road band’ for many years along with the O’Rourkes.

He says the time spent at the Alouette Arts Folk Club greatly impacted him and set him on his career path towards music.

By age 16, Falle was already touring throughout Canada with notorious heavy Metal Band Aragathor and later with the band Assault, who were popular in western Europe. Falle went on to form, front and produce his own original metal group Random Damage.

In 1990 Random Damage signed a two album record deal with Mascot Records,, based out of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Their albums were released in 16 countries, and they continued to build a strong following throughout the 1990s.

In 1998, he accepted the lead guitar position for the internationally known tribute act, “Nearly Neil”, and later starred as Scot Evil in the P3 Production of The Shagadelic Swingers.

Since that time Falle has been busy performing, producing writing and creating.

In 2003, he co-founded Moon Coin Productions with Jeanette O’Keeffe. He co-produces several live stage shows such as, ABRA Cadabra, The Moon Coin Hippie Revival, The Retro Diva’s, The SHANIA Experience and Kindness Rocks, which promotes world kindness and self empowerment to kids.

• ABRA Cadabra plays the ACT in Maple Ridge Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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