REPORTING · 18th October 2012
Kitimat’s Elvis, Adrian Tryssenaar, hung up his microphone last summer after many years of singing. Tryssennar performed songs written by Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison.
“I have been singing for a little over fifty years. I started when I was 18, I’m 69 now. I’ve been doing tributes to Elvis since the mid-eighties and it took an additional 8 years to be able to do Roy Orbison in original key,” said Tryssenaar.
Most of the shows Tryssenaar did were for charity and he loved to do them. Things like performances for Multilevel care, the Fishing Derby and the Telethon. His last show was on July 1st, Canada Day of 2012.
He told us one of the reasons behind is his other hobbies. It was a tough decision, which he made in July, to stop doing shows. His other hobbies include stained glasswork, prospecting, gardening, fishing, woodworking, cars and his collection.
“I still enjoy singing as much as I ever did. It was my first hobby. I still do Karaoke at the North Star on Friday night. For now, I’ve decided to hang up my mic and call it a career,” said Tryssenaar.
Comment by Thomas Campbell on 20th October 2012
Thanks Adrian for the many years of entertainement (and friendship...) I look forward to hearing you sing again when you decide...to heck with it....one more curtain call.... If I could give you standing ovation I would.... you are a true kitimat Pioneer.....
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Comment by Ralph on 18th October 2012
Elvis has left the building.