The Drifters Visit Guildford for Eagle FM Competition

With hits including ‘Saturday night at The Movies’, ‘Up On The Roof’, ‘Save The Last Dance’, ‘Come On Over to My Place’, ‘Under The Boardwalk’, legendary band The Drifters will visit The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford on November 4.

Fifteen of the college’s vocal performance degree students have been learning Drifters tracks in order to enter a competition to sing with the band live on Eagle FM.

The winner will spend a day rehearsing with the band, who will also be giving a vocal masterclass at the college, before doing a live recording, where they will sing a vocal harmony part with the band to broadcast on Eagle later that week.

The Drifters’ recent ‘Stand By Me’ Album, a tribute to former member Ben E King, entered the album charts at number 17. The group is also touring with Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack and Mary Wilson from The Supremes, as part of the ‘Legends Live’ tour in October and will be performing live at the SuperBrand to SuperFan event at Henley Business School on October 7th.

The Drifters’ manager, Kathy Mashandi, will also be speaking at the SuperBrand to SuperFan event, alongside Raf McDonnell CAA, Alec Samways from Splendidcomms, Olivier Robert-Murphy (Universal), Jason Legg of The Physical Network, Jonathan Shalit (ROAR Global), Dan Parker of 84 World, Dumi Oburota from Disturbing London, Richard Marshall (Influence Digital) and Travers Lee from the soon to launch new fan funding/social profile platform Stereotribes. See here for tickets to an event not to be missed.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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