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Lonely East Drifters

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Act Profile

Lonely East Drifters

"We got both kinds of music here...we got country AND western". East Lonesome Drifters is a five-piece covers band that pay homage to traditional country, western swing, the Bakersfield Sound and bluegrass. Hailing from Pennsylvania USA, singer Crispy Cowboy gives authentic voice to the stories behind the songs - classics from the likes of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Gram Parsons, Buck Owens, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and many others. With three part harmonies, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, telecaster and bass (and the occasional washboard, piano, dobro and harmonica thrown in) East Lonesome Drifters lay claim to being the most authentic honky tonk barroom band in the UK.

Well over 100 gigs since 2014 including UK festivals such as StowFest, Harlequin Festival and headlining Wanstead Festival 2016. Regulars at Soho’s Country Soul Sessions, in March 2016 the band played WIllie Nelson’s ‘Phases and Stages’ LP in it’s entirety and for the last two years have hosted an all-day 4th of July party in Stoke Newington.

Act Information


Crispy Cowboy (lead vocals/washboard/harmonica), Jonathan Shacklock (pedal steel guitar/lapsteel/harmonica/vocals), Rav Panesar (acoustic guitar/kick drum/vocals), Gentleman Dave Coleman (Telecaster guitar/vocals), Josh DeMita (bass guitar)

Extra Line-up(s)

Honky-tonk piano player Tim Pearson also available on request.

Also included

We can provide anything from a 400W to a 3000W PA system. Lighting available on request.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.

Previous Clients

Regular clients: Luna Lounge-Leytonstone, Rose andCrown-Walthamstow, Mascara Bar - Stoke Newington, Country Soul Sessions - Spice Of Life Soho, Chequers - Barkingside, Coppermill - Leytonstone, StowFest, Stowathon, Redbridge Vision.


The Lonely East Drifters played at our Barn Dance to 70 people and were brilliant. Everyone attending made comment how great they were and they were all really great and sociable guys. It was a pleasure to have them at our event and will definitely be booking them again!

-Michelle Dunlop


Over 100 shows since 2014
Two Regular London Bar Residencies
Regular headline act at local festivals and events



Hank Williams Jambalaya
Hank Williams Never Get Out This World
Hank Williams Honky Tonk Blues
Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash Wanted Man
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash Cocaine Blues
Johnny Cash Sunday Morning
Gram Parsons Streets Of Baltimore
Gram Parsons California Cotton Fields
Gram Parsons Sin City
Willie Nelson Crazy
Willie Nelson On The Road Again
Willie Nelson Bloody Mary Morning
Willie Nelson Phases and Stages
Merle Haggard Mama Tried
Merle Haggard If We Make It Through December
Merle Haggard Working Man Blues
Merle Haggard Bottle Let Me Down
Grateful Dead Dire Wolf
Bob Dylan Tonight I'll Be Staying
Bob Wills It's The Bottle Talking
Bob Wills Stay A Little Longer
Waylon Jennings Lonesome Onry and Mean
Neil Young Ready For The Country
Neil Young Old Country Waltz
George Jones Race Is On
George Jones Bartender's Blues
Buck Owens Close Up The Honky Tonk
Lefty Frizzell If You've Got The Money
Kenny Rogers Reuben James
Steve Earle Hometown Blues
Gary P Nunn London Homesick Blues
Jerry Reed Eastbound and Down
Elvis That's Alright Mama
Elvis Don't Be Cruel

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)