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Dire Streets 2018

Dire Streets bring to life the classic songs of one of the world’s greatest guitar bands with a level of
musicianship and attention to detail that makes them the stand out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.
The two-hour theatre show includes faithful renditions of classic studio tracks along with extended live
versions from some of the legendary Dire Straits concerts.
For the best part of a decade, Dire Streets have performed Dire Straits’ incredible back catalogue to
thousands of theatre-goers across the UK.
No other Dire Streets tribute act comes as close to reproducing Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar and
vocal tones – making Dire Streets as near to the original band as you can see live.
The six-piece band is made up of some of the country’s top tribute musicians and delivers a stunning
show that fulfils their mission of doing justice to one of the most original and talented bands the UK
has ever produced.
The band makes no attempt to look like the original so no headbands or pink suits, just brilliant songs
skilfully played with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve.
For this Concert Dire Streets will be joined by special guest Steve Wiltshire on Sax and Flute.
 
About Dire Straits
Dire Straits were one of the major guitar based bands of the late 70s.
Despite forming at the height of Punk, front man Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar picking style gave
the band an alternative and instantly recognisable sound.
The band reached its peak in the mid 80s playing larger venues including a memorable slot at Live
Aid.
So far record sales have reached over 100 million worldwide and Knopfler is still regarded as one of
the finest guitarists and songwriters this country has produced.