If you really want to feel old, check out this little tidbit. We’ve just heard that all male r&b quartet band The Drifters will be touring SA for the first time in 2018. They will be performing live for one night only in Cape Town in May 2018 at the Grand Arena in Grand West Casino. On this special night they will be accompanied by our very own Emo Adams and Regina Nur Abrahams.
Cape Town: 12th May 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest
The Drifters are a long-lasting American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group and have managed to set musical trends and give the public 13 chart hits, most of which are legendary recordings today.” Matching that feat, subsequent formations of the Drifters recorded 13 Billboard Hot 100 top 30 chart hits. A 1970s revival in Britain, saw their biggest successes on the UK pop charts, peaking with the #2 hit “Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies”.
They had three Golden eras; the early 1950s, the 1960s, and the early 1970s (post-Atlantic period). From these, the first Drifters, formed by Clyde McPhatter, was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as “The Drifters“. The second Drifters, featuring Ben E. King, was separately inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as “Ben E. King and the Drifters”. In their induction, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selected four members from the first Drifters, two from the second Drifters, and one from the post-Atlantic Drifters. Current lead singer of the group, Ray Lewis is known as one of the longest serving members of the band having re-recorded all the original Drifters hits and making them his own. His voice become synonymous with The Drifters, highly in demand and still performing their hits like “Under the Boardwalk”, “There goes my first love” and “More than a number” to name a few.
Emo Adams has been performing for more than 15 years in the Entertainment industry covering stage and television respectively. He is best known for his collaborations with David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen, specifically his roles in District 6: The Musical and Kat & the Kings.
Nur Abrahams has been performing since the age of 6 years old and has graced many stages within the city of Cape Town with productions such as A Christmas Carol, Jive Funny Festival, Remembering the Lux, and many others.
Fans can look forward to being serenaded by Drifters in an intimate configuration for an unforgettable one night only.
Saturday 12th May 2018
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price: R200 to R395
Tickets on sale at www.computicket.com