GenreTribute To Abba
Playing hundreds of sold out live shows, the ABBA tribute band ARRIVAL has a sound and stage show has been honed and fine tuned to such a degree that they have many times actually been mistaken for the real ABBA!
You will always find the crowd singing along with all of ABBA’s famous and well known tunes during ARRIVAL’s exciting high energy live stage show!
That’s because every song on ARRIVAL’s roster was a number one ABBA hit, and ARRIVAL delivers with such incredible and enjoyable authenticity,you feel that you are actually witnessing ABBA in Concert!
Wendy Gorrie (Agnetha Fältskog)
Born in Victoria, BC, Wendy’s career in music started at a very early age where she blossomed in musical theatre and local choir groups.
She started classical training at the age of 10 with the late Ralph Cole(formerly of the singing sensation “The Nylons”) and later moved on to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music for 3 years winning many bursaries and awards for her efforts.
After several years and lots of fun Wendy is a veteran of both ARRIVAL and DREAMS cast, and looks forward to many more successful years as “Agnetha” in ABBA and “Christine McVie” in FLEETWOOD MAC
Tracy Masson (Anni-Frid Lyngstad)
Tracy Masson has been a professional singer for many years. Her history includes performing the lead in two Janis Joplin tribute bands, touring with the “Legends of Rock” and fronting many popular rock bands, touring all over western Canada and beyond.
Tracy’s large roster of studio credits include lead vocal tracks on the musical “Steamroller”, and “Vagabond Road”, produced by Paul Hyde. She has also recorded her own compositions.
Tracy has won many competitions with her soaring cutting-edge vocal style. She has been compared to the likes of Janis Joplin, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Sheryl Crow and many more. Now out front as “Anni-Frid Lyngstad” in ARRIVAL. She has come to a place where she can really shine. You don’t want to miss her in this amazing live tribute show!
Stephen Manning (Björn Ulvaeus)
Stephen has been an international touring session player for many years and had been fortunate enough to grace the stage with some truly world class players. He is an avid songwriter, but, has an extremely good time playing the part of Bjorn and the songs of Abba.
Though moving to British Columbia when he was 6 years old, Stephen’s influences are deeply intertwined with his British born roots. Currently he resides a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.
Bob Van Velzen (Benny Andersson)
Bob Van Velzen plays Benny Andersson in ABBA.
He was born in Port Alberni, BC, where he began is music career at a very young age, learning to play the accordion by the age of five.
Bob has been involved with the recording and production of ARRIVAL since it’s inception in early 1999. Then in 2001, he joined the band as Benny
Bob has played in many bands across Western Canada over the years, and his musical talents include not only the accordion, but also saxophone, guitar, keyboards, harmonica and drums. He also sings background harmony vocals to fill out the sound of ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL are supported by:
Mario Parente (lead guitar and vocals)
Ray Doucet (bass guitar and vocals)
Todd McGarvey (drums)