Drifters enlist St Pauls kids

P7 pupils from St Paul's PS
P7 pupils from St Paul's PS
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With nearly fifty years experience and having over 60 members through their line-up in that time, The Drifters could be described as the original boy band, reports NEIL HENDERSON.

Certainly with their slick stage act and bulging back catalogue of timeless classics spanning five decades, the long-standing crooners could teach the boy bands and X Factor contestants a thing or two.

And soon they’ll arrive in Glenrothes for a one night show in which they’ve enlisted some local help.

Pupils at St Pauls Primary School, Glenrothes are to join the Drifters on stage to perform a number of songs with the group as part of the show.

Staff and pupils were pleased that Drifter, Michael Williams could find time to visit the school to see how the children were shaping up prior to the Rothes Halls show in November.

He told the Gazette: “We can’t wait for the Glenrothes show, we have played here before and it’s always a great gig for us.

“Involving the children in the show is a big part of our live performance, we’ve tried to do that in many of the UK gigs, both in the past and on this current tour.”

The collaboration is sure to get the audience excited as they deliver a stage show that will feature many of their biggest hits, including: Kissing In The back Row, On Broadway, There Goes My First Love, Save The Last Dance For Me and You’re More Than A Number In My little Red Book.

Leona Tindle, the teacher responsible for the children’s performance is confident the children will hit the right notes come show time.

She added: “Michael Williams has been great with all of the 22 children involved, he’s been very keen to guide them through the very special process and hard work and dedication that is required to create a performance a success.”