PREVIEW: The Drifters star bringing Motown hits to Yorkshire
The Drifters star Roy G Hemmings - a long-standing member of the legendary group - is brining a night of Motown classic sing-along hits to the region.
He will perform some of the greatest soul standards by artistes such as Ben E. King, Otis Redding, James Brown, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Kool and The Gang, The O’Jays and of course, The Drifters.
Roy is at The View Marquee at The 6 Acres, in Westgate Hill Street, Drighlington, just south of Leeds and Bradford, on Saturday, September 29, from 6.30pm
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For more than a decade Roy worked alongside Johnny Moore, one of The Drifters principal lead singers.
He is now the longest serving singer in the band, with many TV and concert appearances to his name all over the world, including The Royal Albert Hall and several Royal Variety Shows.
A highly-respected professional artiste with a distinguished track record and a stage craft of the finest tradition, his shows are a celebration of timeless songs performed with an energy and emotion that touches the hearts of his audiences.
In 1995, as a member of The Drifters, he performed at The White House for President Bill Clinton - who invited them back to perform a second time.
He has also enjoyed major success when he signed a recording deal in the mid-seventies with The J.A.L.N. Band, one of the first bands to storm the British charts with an out ‘n’ out dance record, Disco Music, I Like It, produced by Pete Waterman.
After three well-received albums, the group disbanded and Roy launched a solo career, during which he has toured the Middle East, Europe and America, playing some of the world’s most prestigious venues.
In 1997, he released his first solo album, No Afro, No Sequins, No Flares, to great critical acclaim. He followed this in 1999 with his second solo album, All Talked Out, which includes a version of The Drifters’ classic, Like Sister and Brother.
His stage show pays tribute to an era from the Sixties soul and Motown classics through to present day hits. His renditions breathe new life into some of the greatest soul standards.
* The View Marquee at The 6 Acres venue is an elegant and versatile new events venue - named for its views over the six acres of semi-rural landscape of Tong Village.
The fully heated and air conditioned marquee can cater for all events from engagements and birthday parties to large weddings and corporate events, with seating up to 450 guests.
It has its own toilet facilities, dance floor and a bar area with stylish furniture. For more visit www.theviewmarquee.com.
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