Martin Kennard 1957 - 2023
To enable everyone to listen to our music with Martin - our CD Coldest Night will be available as a free download. Click on Download Album to listen.
Sally Watson - Vocals, Mandolin
Rick Tarrant - Vocals, Guitar
Richard Holland - Vocals, Banjo
Self penned material
Songs and tunes played with the Bluegrass Instruments
North Drive is a Band from Winchester (Hampshire) playing Bluegrass - influenced by Roots and Folk Music. Two of its members are writing original material, and this material is mixed with covers to provide an interesting and different approach. Arrangements are mostly original, and with the vocal harmonies provide an exciting sound; all three band members sing.
Sally Watson - vocals, percussive Mandolin and song writing. Sally has been singing for some time, but is new to the Bluegrass genre. She brings a fresh outlook to the bands approach to material, and is also half of the song writing duo. She has great voice control, and interpretation of her material, and is by far the best looking member of the band - but we wont go into that!
Rick Tarrant - vocals, guitar and songwriting. Rick is well known on the local folk scene around Southampton having played numerous venues and festivals, both as a solo performer and with Contraband. His flat picking is heavily influenced by Doc Watson and Tony Rice. Rick is also a lead vocal in the band. Like Sally, his song writing is of the highest quality as is his guitar work!
Richard Holland - vocals, banjo and guitar. Richard has been playing Folk music for many years. His involvement with Bluegrass started around 1987 when he found out what a Banjo was! He has played with Richard Collins (Joe Browns Band), Joe Hymas (Hayseed Dixie) Jack Lawrence (Doc Watson’s Guitarist) Blossom Hill and Contraband.