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Linwood Peel's Tribute to The Drifters

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Listed in American Entertainment Magazine's, "Great Shows Under $15K."

The soulful, sensitive sounds of Linwood Peel, whether as an MC or musical, are inspired by legends. Memories of Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Otis Redding, Teddy Pendergrass, and Bobby Bluebland echo in the stylish phrasing of this incredible performer.

Born the son of a North Carolina sharecropper, his early voice was shaped in the church his father pastored. His deep gospel roots gave birth to a strikingly unique and powerful entertainer.

Linwood's vocals are an attempt to take his human soul and project it into space. It is the ultimate gesture of getting out of himself. He takes a part of what is most private, most personal, most inward, and hurls it out into space-he projects it as far as he can. This style and gesture of opening his whole inner self results in an enormous spiritual release, and is felt by everyone with tremendous impact.

With extraordinary physical energy, Linwood moves, gets down, and gets funky with ease and sophistication. With wide vocal range and musical versatility, Linwood Peel breathes new life into old music, transporting observers to tears and to their feet in applause.

With heartfelt generosity and compassion, Linwood frequently performs at facilities for the aged-in nursing homes, Veteran's hospitals and for the elderly in custodial care.

The Drifters are truly unique in today's world of coming and going popular music groups. From their very first release on Atlantic records, "There goes My Baby", they were bound for stardom with a 2 million seller under their belts in their first try. Over the next 10 years there were 29 additional chart records (source: Billboard) accounting for nearly 20 million sales of singles and over 8 million albums in the US alone. In fact (source: The Book of Lists), only the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Bee Gees have sold more records over a more sustained period of time.

The Drifters have appeared in every major night club and concert hall in the United States from Las Vegas to 10 sold out appearances at New York's Madison Square Garden. They have literally toured the entire world including a one month tour to the Far East and were chosen to represent the United States for the great Bicentennial Tour of Russia.

Although not scheduled to perform, when asked by Producer Mark Sonder to step in, with less than 10 minutes to go, to perform the National Anthem in front of an indoor stadium full of people at the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Sonder asked, "Can you be ready?" and Peel replied, "No problem, I was born to sing!"

Linwood Peel's Tribute to The Drifters Testimonial
"Looking forward to having them back with us in the future.  A great group to work with! My clients absolutely loved the show!"
--JB Miller, Empire Entertainment



Linwood Peel's Tribute to The Drifters