Mark Knopfler tribute act front man of the Dire Straits
This brilliant Mark Knopfler tribute act celebrates the career of one of the UK’s biggest and most legendary bands. This iconic rock band have sold over 120 million albums worldwide. Guitarist and vocalist Mark M Thompson brings you an evening of music from stadium gods Dire Straits and the subsequent solo output of frontman Mark Knopfler. Arranged and performed with authenticity and aplomb, The Straits Show is one of stellar songs and musiciansh
Guitarist and vocalist Mark M Thompson brings you an evening of music from stadium gods Dire Straits and the subsequent solo output of frontman Mark Knopfler in this Mark Knockoff tribute. Arranged and performed with authenticity and aplomb. There are no corners cut when it comes to the musicianship of this epic show.
You’ll have the dance floor full, audience singing and in awe of the jaw dropping guitar playing. Line up options come as a performance show or the full Dire Straits experience.
As a guitarist Mark has performed with: Sarah Brightman, Paul McCartney, Slash & BBCs Strictly Band: you really don’t find musicians of this calibre every day. Booking early is highly advised as his diary fills up quickly.
Ideal for parties and corporate events, clubs, cruise ships, hotels, restaurants, bingo clubs, casinos, golf clubs and holiday parks. This show really does work anywhere. Based on the South Coast of England but happy to travel.
Previous Clients & Events include:
- P&O Cruises
- Away Resorts
- Maggie Mae’s Brighton
- Woofstock UK
Music Genre: Pop, Rock
example play list
- Brothers In Arms
- Calling Elvis
- Darling Pretty
- Going Home (Theme from Local Hero)
- Money For Nothing
- On Every Street
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Private Investigations
- Romeo & Juliet
- Sailing To Philadelphia
- So Far Away
- Speedway At Nazareth
- Sultans Of Swing
- Telegraph Road
- Walk Of Life
- What It Is
- Your Latest Trick
Testimonials from previous clients:
I’ve seen the real thing and he was just as good
Wow Mark so enjoyed both your shows last week. The best guitarist, band and set production we have seen for a long long long time. Would be very interested in seeing you again so please add us to your distribution list for future shows in UK. (10 / 10)
Unexpected chance to see this show on Britannia and it didn’t disappoint. As a guitarist myself I watched enviously at Marks authentic Knopfler picking style and note perfect authenticity of this show…. coupled with the excellent graphics, light show and tight backing band it was truly awesome. Marks vocals were so true to the original artiste but he also added that extra flair to the guitar parts. Just sad i didn’t see both shows. Really good classics on a cruise ship – great show, great idea (10 / 10)
About the real Dire Straits
Dire Straits were an English rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1990 to 1995.
Dire Straits’ sound draws from various influences, including country, folk, the blues rock of J. J. Cale, and jazz. Their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk rock and demonstrated a roots rock influence that emerged from pub rock
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