Athlone's Desi Egan will be making a guest appearance during The Songs of The Drifters show in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on May 27.

Athlone's Desi back on local stage with Drifters tribute group

Athlone singer Desi Egan is to perform in his home town for the first time in three years when he guests on The Songs of the Drifters show in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday, May 27.

Desi said the pandemic had been a disaster for the live music business but he is now really looking forward to getting back on stage in Athlone.

"It will be great to be back singing for the home crowd once again. We are looking forward to a very big show and great atmosphere on the night," he told the Westmeath Independent this week.

The Songs Of The Drifters show features a critically-acclaimed vocal group which relives timeless songs such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Under the Boardwalk, Save the Last Dance, My Girl, and many others.

The lineup includes Richie Sampson, who was frontman for the renowned British band, The Foundations. The group is completed by Paul Anthony, Roy Bailey and Victor Alexander, all renowned vocalists in their own right.

Desi Egan, who divides his time between Athlone and Marbella in Spain, is guesting during the group's performances in Ireland and the UK.

Desi's own easy-listening songs have been accumulating plays and streams on platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, as well as through Irish stores such as Golden Discs.

He recently agreed a global music distribution deal with Sugo Music, and is currently putting the finish touches to a new album which is on course for release by the end of the summer.

Tickets for The Songs of the Drifters, featuring Desi Egan, at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on May 27 are on sale now, from the hotel and from Ticketmaster, priced €27.50. The show begins at 8pm. For more details, contact the hotel on: 09064 92601.