Review – The Drifters at Bournemouth Pavillion

Appearing at Bournemouth’s fine pavillion on the latest leg of their Optimum tour the latest incarnation features at the last count members 62-65 of US Soulsters The Drifters.

Fans of the chaps had travelled from far and wide pretty much filling the 1500 seat Pavillion theatre with a surprisingly wide age range audience for a group that first had hits in the 1950s.

Starting off with a blacked out stage and backlit projection onto linen screens from the first it was clear that we were to get a professional and highly polished performance.

There was a lot of love in the room and the guys made full use of this by providing an engaging set and keeping their avid fans clapping and cheering from the very first song.

The audience enjoyed a set full of hits from the band including standards like ‘Save the last dance for me’ and ‘Saturday night at the movies’ together with an interesting James Bond medley and tracks from their latest album released in 2013.
All in all a very enjoyable night and judging by the singing and dancing going on throughout the second half there will be quite a few punters having happy memories of a Saturday night at The Pavillion.

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