Sharron Nichols (Agnetha)

The blonde one. Sharron really brings the show together with a great voice and stage style. She has been performing all her life and the last 6 years with ABBA tribute bands.
    Sharrons’ career started as a model and she appeared in many T.V commercials, magazines  etc.
She was snapped up by several bands when she discovered that she could sing and her achievements include starring three times in the finals of the prestigious Tamworth ‘Starmaker’ awards which have launched the careers of many top line entertainers including Keith Urban.
    Sharron has won numerous awards and her record “Egotistical Man” won her the prestigious Queensland Professional Recording “Sunnies Award
for best country single.
    She has performed on many shows both here and overseas including Nashville where she represented New Zealand in New Stars Showcase at the huge annual Fan Fare hosted in Nashville.
    While country music still holds a special place in her heart Sharron turned her attention to tribute showbands and has appreared in many guises, eg, Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Madonna etc but Abbamania intervened and her role as the blonde Agnetha has been her obsession in the show “Supertrouper” and now her own show “Salute”

Coriline Steel (Anni Frid)

Corilin is a multi-talented professional singer and voice coach. She has 20 years experience in the live music industry, including many television appearances, radio and television jingles, studio session work and has backed up many well known singers as Susanne Lynch, Brendan Dugan, Tom Sharplin and Rob Guest.

Corilin sings with several line-ups including The Duo “Soundwave”, “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls” (an Andrews Sisters Tribute Band) and the Showband “Champagne Hits”. She is also in demand as a solo artist.

For the last two years Corilin has been the “Waipa Delta’s” resident solo singer and she has honed her skills and repertoire on the diverse audiences she has encountered on Hamilton’s Riverboat.

In addition, Corilin is a respected vocal coach. During the week, she travels between several Waikato Secondary schools training the next generation of vocalists.

Bernie Cook (Benny)

Bernie began his career on stage at the age of 7 in a one-off performance at a talent quest in Opunake. It would be another 40 years before he took the stage again - as Elvis in Australasia's Best Elvis competition. That led to a renewed interest in a lost love - entertaining. He formed the Custodians in 1997 and has continued to this day to indulge his love of entertaining in the most professional way.

He has not wasted any time since, having performed professionally on both sides of the Tasman. Even appearing on Channel Seven News as a confirmed Elvis sighting on the streets of Noosa in Queensland!

Back in New Zealand, he is noted not just for his occasional Elvis appearance but also his remarkably authentic Neil Diamond sound. Close your eyes and you can't tell the difference say his fans.

But that's not all, with a range of vocal abilities, Bernie can cover a range of genres. Enough to ensure a full night of variety that is sure to please most.

Combining a wicked sense of humour with great vocals and keyboard skills, Bernie is the consummate entertainer.

Jamie Wipiiti (Bjorn)

Jamie joined the Custodians as a fill-in guitarist in March 2006. It soon became obvious that this status would need to change. And so he has been a permanent member of the band bringing a unique style of guitar playing to the repertoire and the Custodian sound.

In an extensive career stretching back to his teens, Jamie has toured with Van Halen and played in many support acts. He's played with NZ Idols, Becky, Matt, Nick, and Australian Idol Emily. The variety of music and styles he plays is extensive. He's played in opera houses, at the Big Day Out, festivals and in full brass bands. His influences include Cacaphony, Steve Vai, Yngwie and Shawn Lane.

A most professional guitarist, Jamie brings more than a touch of class to the Custodians performance. His riffs can astonish even the most hardened rock fan. Yet he can also bring the emotions of a ballad to life through his guitar. He is an act worth catching any time.

Nick (Sven)

Nick first began playing drums in the UK during his early teens and played with several 'garage' bands during subsequent years. In his late twenties and early thirties, he made various guest live appearances as a drummer for a number of professional bands, but kept live performances and drumming as strictly a stand-in hobby until joining the Custodians. He is now well into his fifth year with the band and, as well as having a great sense of timing and rhythm, Nick is also shares lead singer role in the band.

With advanced electronic drums at his disposal, he can produce a wide variety of drum sounds and timbres to suit any musical genre and venue.

In addition, his wide musical taste and adaptable skills makes him an ideal drummer to drive the beat behind the broad musical repertoire of the Custodians.

As an Englishman he is the brunt of a lot of 'Pommie' and 'blame the drummer' jokes during stage performances, but this never seems to put him off his rhythm!

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