Parents’ pride as school choir sings along with The Drifters

NDET 11-7-12 MC 2'Drifters Star Michael Williams visits Abercrombie Primary School to help the choir practice for their performance with the Drifters at The Winding Wheel.
NDET 11-7-12 MC 2'Drifters Star Michael Williams visits Abercrombie Primary School to help the choir practice for their performance with the Drifters at The Winding Wheel.

The world famous Drifters came to the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Friday.

They performed all of their greatest hits from the past decades along with a few new ones as part of their nationwide Masquerade tour.

The audience were treated to a glimpse back in time to a style of music that is very rarely seen nowadays, with the jazz music and smooth vocals being soaked up by the excitable audience.

Michael Williams, lead singer of The Drifters, said: “It’s great to be back here in Chesterfield where we feel so at home.”

The Drifters hits include “Come on over to my place” and “More than a number” and the audience couldn’t resist showing their appreciation by dancing up and down the gangways all night long. They finished with responding to the call for an encore with one of their greatest hits “Kissing on the back row” and left the audience wanting more.

The Drifters were not the only stars of the show. A choir of children from Abercrombie Primary School got the chance to join The Drifters on stage in front of their proud parents. They sang and danced to such well known hits as “Stand by me” and “Saturday night at the movies”.

Joseph Woods, a member of the choir, said: “I wasn’t nervous performing because I was so excited, I really enjoyed being on stage.”

Miss Smith, a teacher of the choir, said: “The performance they gave was great, they weren’t nervous at all unlike myself and the other teachers.”

Abercrombie Primary will also be taking part in Young Voices at Sheffield Arena in January, singing alongside other choirs from all over the local area. Miss Smith added: “We are really looking forward to going with the children as they will learn how to sing with hundreds of other children from around the country.”

ASHLEY NAVIN