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The extraordinary lead vocalist of Scotland's top soul band, 'Counselled Out', originally learned his trade working as a bass player with his father's dance band while developing his vocal talents and song-writing ability. Drew's first job as a front-man was with ‘Highway' which included Brian Robertson (later of Thin Lizzy fame) and he subsequently joined the ‘Beezneez' who had a massive Southside following and appeared with the Bay City Rollers and Leo Sayer.

He later formed the ‘Straightmen' with his brother which featured their prolific original material and legendary live performances throughout Scotland. After the band split, Drew concentrated on small group work with the likes of Billy McIsaac (Slik, The Zones) and joined Counselled Out in 1993. The one thing that has been constant over the years is Drew's command over his audience and powerful stage presence reminiscent of Billy Connolly, Frankie Miller and the late Alex Harvey. The voice, which combines the better qualities of Joe Cocker, Van Morrison and the fat guy from ‘The Commitments', is the icing on the cake.

Drew is the original and legendary "Glasgow's Soul Man" due to his powerful, soulful voice. However, he is a diverse talent who's solo show covers 6 decades from Swing classics through to contemporary pop hits including:

  • 50's - Drifters, Sinatra
  • 60's - Monkeys, Otis Redding
  • 70's - Bay City Rollers, T-Rex
  • 80's - Billy Ocean, Deacon Blue
  • 90's - Commitments, Robbie
  • 00's - Scissor Sisters, Fratellis
Drew works as a solo entertainer or with his backing band 'The Doobious Brothers' which can vary from keyboard and/or guitar through to full band with drums, bass and brass. He has worked as MC at prestigious charity balls, talent competitions and awards ceremonies and is also a full Equity member with TV credits on Taggart, River City and Chewin' The Fat. Unlike many solo artists and entertainers, who hide behind flashy lights and visual effects, Drew has a natural stage presence which is second to none in Scotland and chooses to work the audience rather than gadgets.

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