North Drive


North Drive
Sally Watson - Vocals, Mandolin
​Rick Tarrant - Vocals, Guitar
Martin Kenard - Vocals, Bass
Richard Holland - Vocals, Banjo
More than two years away from gigging - family and health reasons - North Drive are back!
Bluegrass standards
Self penned material
Songs and tunes played with the Bluegrass Instruments



Coldest Night £5

Kentucky Borderline - R Vincent

All The Way To Texas - J Starling

The Coldest Night - S Watson

It Had To Be You - R Tarrant

Happy Man - R Tarrant

Black And White - Cherryholmes

You'll Know - R Tarrant

North Drive - R Tarrant

Pacific Time - Stafford/Gulley

Numbers Man - R Tarrant

Song For James - S Watson

Blow Big Wind - L Lewis

The Promised Land - R Tarrant




Wed 24th Jan - Rowans - Private Function

Thursday 1st Feb Talking Heads Southampton

Sunday 25th Feb Greens Wine Bar Winchester 8.00pm

Saturday 10th March  Talking Heads Southampton 8.00pm

Thursday 22nd March  - Rowans - private function

Saturday 14th April  Talking Heads Southampton  8.00pm

Tuesday 2nd May Rowans - private function

Saturday 19th May Talking Heads Southampton  8.00pm

Saturday 9th June  Wimborne Folk Festival

Wednesday 27th June  Talking Heads 8.00pm  - Southampton

Saturday 30th June - Sally's school - private function

Saturday 7th July - Hyde Tavern Winchester Beer Fest. 8.00pm

Thursday 6th Dec  - Hyde tavern Winchester (Tickets from Pub)  8.00pm

Friday 21st Dec - The Forage Lyndhurst evening


Thursday 21st February The Windmill Folk Club Farnborough

Friday 12th April - Reading Global cafe 35-39 London St, Reading RG1 4PS 9.00pm

Sat 13th April The Sands Room (see Sands Page)

Friday - Sunday 14th/16th June East Anglian Bluegrass Festival

Sat 13th July Romsey, Beggars Fair - The Three Tunns  3.15pm

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th Gower Bluegrass Festival

Friday 8th November - Poppies Folk Club Farnborough

All The Way To Texas

Missing Martin! But lovely video from Joe McBurnie


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 four band members sing. 

With one album and several festivals under the belt, the band has had an extended break in which Sally has had two children, and Richard a new shoulder and hip. We are delighted to say that we are back!


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! 


Martin Kennard - vocals and bass. Martin is a multi instrumentalist, but for the moment plays bass and sings harmony in the band. Martin has been involved in many musical projects over the years, and adds a lot of musical experience along with a dry sense of humour to proceedings! 


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.

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By Phone 01962 886581

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