Arrival (band)

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Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Pop rock
Years active Mid 60s-1972
Labels Decca
Associated acts Kokomo, The Olympic Runners, Gonzalez
Past members Dyan Birch
Carroll Carter
Frank Collins
Lloyd Courtenay
Don Hume
Paddy McHugh
Tony O'Malley
Glen LeFleur
Raphael Pereira
Lee Sutherland

Arrival was a London-based close-harmony pop-rock band featuring singers originally from Liverpool. Following its appearance on Maynard Ferguson's 1970 UK television special and two chart hits, "Friends" and "I Will Survive", the band was booked to appear at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.

After Arrival disbanded, its members joined other projects such as Kokomo, The Olympic Runners and Gonzalez, and became session musicians or session singers.


  • Dyan Birch - vocals (born 25 January 1949, Liverpool, Lancashire)
  • Carroll Carter - vocals (born 10 June 1948, Liverpool)
  • Frank Collins - vocals (born 25 October 1947, Liverpool)
  • Lloyd Courtenay - drums (born 20 December 1944, Wallasey)
  • Don Hume - bass (born Donald Hume, 31 March 1950, Watford, Hertfordshire)
  • Paddy McHugh - vocals (born Patrick McHugh, 25 August 1946, Allerton, Liverpool)
  • Tony O'Malley - vocals, keyboards (born Anthony O'Malley, 15 July 1948, Bushey, Hertfordshire)
  • Glen LeFleur - drums, percussion
  • Raphael Pereira - guitar
  • Lee Sutherland - bass



  • "Friends" - UK Singles Chart #8, January 1970
  • "I Will Survive" - UK #16, June 1970
  • "(Let My Life Be Your) Love Song", February 1971. Written by Jimmy Webb. Did not chart


  • "He's Misstra Know It All", (CBS), October 1973. Written By Steve Wonder


  • Arrival (Decca SKL 5055), 1970
  • Arrival (CBS 64733), 1972


  • The Complete Recordings of Arrival (RPM D904), double CD, February 2012


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 30. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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