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Dire Straits

Dire Straits:UK is a brand new UK based tribute band to Mark Knopfler s legendary Dire Straits.
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The band has that launched in 1977 has spawned some of the greatest loved songs of all time including Sultans of Swing, Walk of Life, the iconic Money for Nothing and the spine tingling Romeo and Juliet. At the height of their career, Dire Straits were the biggest stadium live band in the world and their 1985 Brothers in Arms tour at Wembley and 1992 On Every Street tour were major highlights in the rock history. Dire Straits:UK, as a 6-piece band, will be tributing the energy and arrangements that made those live shows so iconic, bringing the feel and personality of the original band back once again to live audiences at live music venues and theatres across the UK. Filling the role of Mark Knopfler is David Knight, a life-long Dire Straits fan who started playing guitar almost immediately after hearing Sultans of Swing for the first time. David s guitar style was heavily influenced by Knopfler and he has worked incredibly hard to faithfully re-create the guitar parts and sounds synonymous with each of the songs. Providing Chris White s wonderful Saxophone lines, on loan from chart topping band Madness is Steve Turner. Steve has played with the real Madness for over 9 years and with his own Madness tribute band for 13 and his love of Dire Straits attracted him to join DS:UK. Next in the line up is Rick Benbow, who s professional credits include touring with Jewel and arranging for Status Quo. He s also played with nearly every major Pink Floyd tribute band in the UK! Bass guitar is provided by Alistair Begg full time professional bassist and bass guitar lecturer. We works with a number of bands including The Lachlan Horne band and EverClare as well as being one of the few professional Chapman Stick players in the UK. Alec Heald plays drum, who s attention to detail brings Chris Whitten, Terry Williams and Pick Withers parts back to life! Finally, Nick Tudgey provides the r h y t h m g u i t a r i n h i s fi r s t professional role since graduating music college in 2014. Dire Straits:UK is a band of outstanding professional and dedicated musicians with the experience and talent to bring Dire Straits back to life! Don t miss them when they re in town.

Dire Straits, Bolton
music type
Tibute - Live tribute band (5 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 6JZ
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