Mark – Benny Andersson
Mark is the person responsible for the success of ARRIVAL, a total perfectionist who has been known to drive the others mad at times!
Mark has been playing the piano from the age of seven, passing all grades up to and including grade 8 with distinction, in addition playing the church organ also to grade 8.
Mark has performed worldwide with over 20 years in the music business, and has backed many big names along the way as a session musician. But not only an accomplished pianist and keyboard player Mark also has a fantastic singing voice too.
A very bouncy and energetic performer Mark really brings the show to life. A big admirer of Benny Mark says he feels very privileged to perform as his hero Benny!
Sarah – Agnetha Faltskog
Sarah has been singing for as long as she can remember, although when performing in front of the mirror with a hair brush at an early age never dreamed she would be singing the songs of her idols for a living.
Sarah has sung and performed all over the world including London’s West End and is a very talented and extremely versatile singer. A huge Abba fan herself since a very early age Sarah brings the part of Agnetha to light.
Arrivals “Girl with the golden hair”, listen out for her rendition of “The Winner takes it all”, Sarah sings this with the same emotion and passion as Agnetha would have in an original Abba Concert.
Sarah studied the part of Agnetha meticulously watching countless videos of Abba’s performances, so see for yourself the attention to detail Agnetha’s mannerisms, inflection and energy brought to life in every Arrival show..
Sara Jane – Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Sara Jane has an uncanny resemblance to the Norwegian quarter of Abba.
Not only very similar in looks, she also has the same vibrant personality on and off stage and loves to play up to the audience which she does in a very “Frida-esque” way.
Sara Jane is a very talented vocalist and dancer and has had many years experience singing and dancing across the globe.
She has performed with many big names in the music industry over the years and during her career Sara Jane has performed in hundreds of prestigious venues throughout the UK including the Royal Albert Hall.
Also a Huge Abba fan Sara Jane brings the magic of Abba to every performance
Joey – Bjorn Ulvaeus
Joey is a well accomplished session musician and producer.
He has performed in some of the UK’s best tribute bands, including, Elvis Presley, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stereophonics and of course, ABBA.
He holds two first class degrees in Music, including a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Wolverhampton.
Throughout his career, Joey has performed both internationally and across the UK, performing at big events worldwide such as the World Youth Jazz Festival in Putrajaya, Malaysia, and the Great New Years Concert at Kanyon Shopping Mall in Istanbul, Turkey. He has also played many prestigious venues across the UK, including The Jamhouse, The Yardbird, several O2 Academy’s, Newcastle City Hall, and many other great venues and theatres.
Joey takes influence from multiple genres in his playing. Some of his favourite players are John Frusciante, Brent Mason, Synyster Gates, Django Reinhardt and Elliott Smith.
Joey brings a very exciting and vibrant performance to every Arrival show and it is clear he has a great passion for the stage and a love of Abba’s music.
Kev – Bass Guitar
Kev is a natural born performer and has been a professional Bass player for over 28 years, playing and performing all genres of music.
Kev jumped at the chance to join Arrival, and years later is still performing with us across the globe.
His musicianship, extreme high energy and charisma bring a unique dimension to every Arrival show.
Known to us as ‘Bouncing Kev’ he is an important part of the Arrival Team.
Steve – Drums & Percussion
Steve has been a pro drummer since 1973 and is a very experienced session musician too.
Steve has performed with Arrival for many years now worldwide and is an essential part of Arrival.
Jack – Sound Engineer
After graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Music Production and Sound Engineering, Jack has toured throughout the UK working for various types of venues and clients, from conferences to mixing champion choirs such as the military wives.
Bringing his talent for mixing a ‘great sound’, Jack has worked at the Edinburgh fringe festival, live on BBC television and for numerous bands and theatre productions nationwide, and has even mixed the sound for an event inside the turbine hall of a nuclear power station!