Richard's new Cd An Arm And A Leg
If you would like to order An Arm & A Leg (£10) or the North Drive Album (Now only £5) - Please use the contact Richard Button to make an order. I will need your Name and address, and payment can be made through a Bank Transfer (details supplied) or cheque. Postage to you is free.
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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!
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
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.