Palladin Tours offers its customers more than just a trip to the Casino for lunch and gambling; they also offer some entertainment in the form of a matinee concert.

On December 11, Paladin Tours brought the Doo Wop and Soul music group The Drifters to the Seneca Events Center for a performance.

For 65 years The Drifters have been bringing ans the music from the early days of rock and when when the sounds of Doo Wop and Soul ere sometimes hard to find on the AM radio airwaves.

But when music fans packed the house of the Seneca Events Center in the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino they did not have to lookfar to find the music they loved.

After Toni Williams opened the show with an impressive performance of “My Prayer” that had her holding notes for far longer than many people can hold their breath, the Drifters took the stage and opened with the holiday tune “Little Drummer Boy”.

And as the radio DJ’s used to say, it was tine for a blast from the past when they took it back to 1953 where it all began with “Money Honey”.

In a performance that had the guys dancing all over the stage and even making a trip out into the audience, The Drifters set included “This Magic Moment”, “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Up on the Roof”, “Here’s to the Winning” – a song they dedicated to the first responders, “On Broadway”, “Under the Boardwalk”, and “Stand By Me”.

The show concluded with a medley of songs that included “hat a Wonderful World” and “Chain Gang”.

Backed by the band Mixed Company, The Drifters had the crowd clapping and singing along…and looking for a place to dance fora joyous afternoon before boarding the bus to go back home.