Win tickets and VIP access to The Drifters

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ONE of America’s most celebrated groups will be bringing their sound to Sunderland – and you could be there for free.

We’ve teamed up with Sunderland Empire to give away a pair of tickets for The Drifters, as well as a meet and greet with the group, when they play Sunderland Empire tomorrow.

Part of their Optimum tour, the show celebrates more than 60 years of the band who are famed for their soulful sound.

Over the course of six decades, the four-piece has racked up a number of hits including Under The Boardwalk, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Kissin’ In The Back Row, Come On Over To My Place, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book, The One, Think Twice and more.

Friday’s show will feature the current line-up of the band – Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell.

They’ll be performing Drifters classics, as well as new recordings released last year.

As well as tickets to the show, winners will be able to attend the sound check and will receive a buffet in the Green Room.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question: how many members make up The Drifters? Email your answer with your name and contact telephone number to

Closing date: noon tomorrow.