The Drifters bring the boogie to Bristol
PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 July 2011
THE Drifters will return to The Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday following the release of their new greatest hits album.
The group will perform a mixture of greatest hits and new material, while paying homage to some of the band’s former members such as Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E King, Bill Frederikse and Johnny Moore.
The full range of their music, from doo wop classics such as Fools Fall In Love, to early rock n’ roll hits like More Than a Number and Come on Over to My Place, will be performed at the show.
Current Drifters line up member Michael Williams says: “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.”
With the exception of Johnny Moore, the current line up is the only one in the group’s history to have recorded on both of the group’s historic labels – Atlantic Records with the release in 2009 of Five Decades & Moore and now, in 2011 on Sony Music.
Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced £25 and are available from www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk