Country And Western Band
The Drifters are not your average Country And Western Band.
With well over 200 gigs since 2014 including UK festivals such as StowFest, Harlequin Festival and headlining Wanstead Festival 2016, they are also regulars at Soho’s Country Soul Sessions.
For the last two years, they have hosted an all-day 4th of July parties in Stoke Newington London.
This five piece band plays both Country & Western and pays homage to Traditional Honky Tonk, Western Swing, Bakersfield and Bluegrass – with all the original energy and edge of electric bar bands from country’s classic era.
The lead vocals hails USA which helps gives an authentic voice to the stories behind the songs – handpicked from the likes of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Gram Parsons, Buck Owens, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and many others.
With three part harmonies, pedal steel, acoustic guitar, telecaster and bass (and the occasional washboard, piano, dobro and harmonica thrown in) The Drifters lay claim to being the most authentic honky tonk barroom band in the UK.
The band performs Classic Country and Western (40s, 50s, 60s, 70s) including Honky Tonk, Western Swing, the Bakersfield Sound, Bluegrass, Outlaw and Alt-Country.
Original arrangements of
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Hank Williams, Gram Parsons
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
Flatt and Scruggs
The Skillet Lickers
Gary P Nunn
Flying Burrito Brothers and others.