“As a teenager in the 1970s I drew inspiration from the fantastic New Zealand band ‘SPLIT ENZ’ (pictured left). In the 1980s I dreamed of creating new musical concepts for the Melbourne music scene bearing Split Enz’s theatrical and musical qualities in mind.
Having been involved with various unsuccessful original and cover music projects I progressed to thinking a satirical show based on ABBA would be a new, exciting and fun thing to do given their music had all but fallen into oblivion. ABBA, with “Swenglish” accents and Iconic 1970s style and relationship issues offered in my view, great scope for a theatrical stageshow. Their music and lyrics were so good that for me .. creating BJÖRN AGAIN was a must do …. anyway… it seemed that no one else was going to do it!!!”