The Drifters perform in Weston

PUBLISHED: 09:30 19 May 2011

The Drifters

The Drifters

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ONE of the biggest-selling bands of all time The Drifters is performing in Weston next month.

The all new 2011 tour coincides with the recent release of the group’s Greatest Hits album The Drifters Up On The Roof.

Billed as the Icons tour, The Drifters will perform the group’s greatest hits and new material featured on the album, paying special homage to some of the most prestigious former recording artists of this group including icons Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E King, Bill Frederikse and Johnny Moore.

The high-energy concert highlights the numerous musical reincarnations of this group from early Doo Wop classics such as Fools Fall In Love and Let The Boogie Woogie Roll to much loved early pop/rock ‘n roll hits such as Sand in My Shoes, More Than A Number, Come on Over to My Place, Up On The Roof, Under the Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row and Save The Last Dance For Me.

The show also features tracks from the disco era as well as latest releases such as Do You Dream Of Me again on the new album, following the more recent reinvention of the group - contemporary new material that has evolved out of the group’s diverse historical musical genres and that is enhanced by the authentic Drifters signature harmonies and sound.

Current Drifters line up member Michael Williams said: “We have just finished a gruelling week of physical training and rehearsals for the forthcoming Icons Tour and we are very excited about going back on the road - expect a show packed with songs recorded by some of the greatest members of this line up - we also have some surprises in store - expect a great show!”

The Drifters will perform at Weston’s Playhouse on June 10 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £22.50-£23.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544, or online at www.theplayhouse.co.uk

• The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: What is the band’s new greatest hits album called?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: The Drifters competition, Weston Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 9am on May 27. Alternatively, log on to www.westonmercury.co.uk to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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