Lorenzo’s Cabaret to host concert by legendary Charlie Thomas’ The Drifters on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  —  Lorenzo’s Cabaret will provide the perfect setting for your trip down memory lane on Oct. 17, when the doo-wop and R&B group Charlie Thomas’ The Drifters will take the stage to perform hits such as their legendary ‘Under the Boardwalk’.

“I’ve been blessed to have come along way and still be performing,” said Charlie. “I remember coming to Staten Island when the bridge was just $1.25. I’ve been coming here since I was around 18 years old. Staten Island is beautiful, it’s a beautiful place with beautiful people…the sweetest place. Lots of good memories [here] so it’s nice to come back and perform.”

The Drifters first release was in 1959 titled ‘ “There Goes My Baby,” and from there they went on to become one of the biggest selling bands of all time. Charlie Thomas’ The Drifters then went on to release classics like “On Broadway,” “Up on the Roof,” “Come On Over to My Place,” “This Magic Moment” and possibly their best known ‘Under the Boardwalk’, including numerous others.

Thomas told the Advance that “Staten Island has always been in my heart and my thoughts and I’m looking forward to seeing the fans. I’ve been around the world and seen so many places but I’ve always loved New York.”

Lorenzo’s Cabaret Room provides the perfect intimate setting for the event. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and show time is at 9:30 p.m.. Regular seating is $40 while premium seating is $50 (plus the cost of dinner per person).

Tickets can be reserved at 718-477-2400, ext. 5. For more information, check out LorenzosDining.com.