Legendary act drift into Motherwell

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THE Drifters bring over 50 years of magical hits to life at Motherwell Concert Hall on Tuesday (September 18).

Their Masquerade tour features classics like Saturday Night at the Movies, Up on the Roof, Under the Boardwalk, Kissing in the Back Row and Save the Last Dance for Me and well as new material.

Current lead singer Michael Williams has been a Drifter for eight years and is one of no fewer than 65 vocalists to perform with the band during its incredible 59-year career.

He is looking forward to his sixth trip to Scotland.

Michael said: “We love it here. The Scots audiences are the best. They are so receptive and are up singing and dancing from the opening number. It’s fantastic.”

Michael was discovered performing in New York by Tina Treadwell, daughter of The Drifters’ first manager and owner of the brand.

He said: “At first I thought someone was pulling my leg but when I realised it was for real I couldn’t believe my luck.”

“Like everyone else I listened a lot to songs by The Drifters growing up because my parents really liked them.

“Those songs are timeless. Every time you sing them there is a fresh feel to them. It is a credit to the song writers.

“We have been so lucky because there are so many great songs and the catalogue is so vast.

“And we’re very much looking forward to giving the Motherwell audience a night to remember in a couple of weeks.”

The Drifters will also be joined on stage by pupils from Glencairn Primary in Motherwell for Stand By Me.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets costing £25 (£23 concessions) are available from the box office on 01698 403120 or visit NLC entertainment