ABOUT THE DRIFTERS
It’s a nostalgic evening saluting one of the world's most beloved musical groups, The Drifters. The Classic Drifters authentically recreate the original sound of legendary hits like “Save the Last Dance For Me,” and “Up on the Roof,” plus the timeless “Under the Boardwalk.” Several members of group performed around the world with the late Bill Pinkney, an original member of The Drifters. Spend an evening listening to the music of the first group inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join The Classic Drifters in concert.
This amazing group is now fronted by Kingsley McIntosh, who has performed with the legendary Bill Pinkney, Charlie Thomas and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ben E. King. He brings with him the generational knowledge and magic of The Drifters music that's been passed down from these legendary artist to him. Kingsley has not only experience, but the blessing from Mr. Bill Pinkney himself to continue his legacy and keep forever alive the timeless music of The Drifters.
Reverend Reginald “Chub/Bubba” Funderburke
Reverend Reginald “Chub/Bubba” Funderburke was born on August 15, 1961 to the late Johnnie and Mamie Funderburke. He went to be with the Lord on Tuesday July 7, 2020. He was educated in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. Reginald became a member of Oak Grove
Missionary Baptist Church at a very young age. His passion was always gospel music/music entertainment and he was an exceptional musician and songwriter. He sung with many groups throughout his journey, some including: The Sensational Monarchs, Joe Wilson and the
Disciples, The Sensational Travelers, The Golden Crowns, Brian Mayes and Heaven bound, both The Original and Gospel Drifters, and The Soul Stirrers. He led two groups of his own; one being Resurrection and the other being The Anointed Temples in which he stated was God’s given vision. Reginald was very outspoken and often misunderstood; but to know him was to
love him. He was a “kid magnet” and an animal lover. Reginald had an amazing effect on everyone he crossed paths with. We will continue to celebrate his life and his legacy by keeping alive the music he most loved.