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The Drifters to play Isle of Wight show

Fri 7 Oct 2011

The Drifters to play Isle of Wight show

Fans of The Drifters may be tempted to book Isle of Wight holidays for later in the month, as the famous group have announced they will soon be heading to the island to play a show.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, the Medina Theatre in Newport will be hosting one of the biggest-selling bands in history on October 17th.

More than 50 hits have been enjoyed by the group over the course of their career, with some of the most recognised singles including Saturday Night at the Movies, Under The Boardwalk and On Broadway.

Ticketholders could also be treated to renditions of classics such as Up on the Roof, Come On Over To My Place and Kissing In The Back Row of the Movies at the show.

The Drifters are perhaps also famous for having a revolving door of a line-up, with dozens of musicians being part of the band over the course of the last few decades.

Singers who have been involved with the group at one time include Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore, although the Treadwell family have been involved with the name of The Drifters since the inception of the act.

Children from Barton Primary School in Newport are set to join the band on stage during the show, making it a unique performance for those on Isle of Wight holidays to check out during their time on the island.

According to the local news source, another gig that could be of interest to island visitors will be held on October 15th, when young Palestinian pianist Karim Said will be performing.

The brilliant star has been booked to play Bach's legendary keyboard masterpiece the Goldberg Variations, at Freshwater Memorial Hall at the West Wight recital on the night.

Posted by Steph WhiteADNFCR-3083-ID-800752319-ADNFCR

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