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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


Happy Man - North Drive
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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

Coldest Night - North Drive
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Pub Session!


Photos - Barry at the Pub!


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.

For gigs please email Richard

 Contact -

Richard -

Rick -

Martin -

Sally -

By Phone 01962 886581

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