Dire Straits tribute set to light up Huntingdon Hall - The Worcester Observer

Dire Straits tribute set to light up Huntingdon Hall

Worcester Editorial 24th Apr, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE DISTINCTIVE, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time is coming to Huntingdon Hall in Worcester in May.

Dire Streets are fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and perfectly capture and recreate the authentic sound of Dire Straits, from the classic studio albums to the famous live performances of the 80s, including the legendary Alchemy and Live Aid performances.

The group 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, which elevated the band to its peak in the mid-80s.

Dire Straits’ record sales have reached over 100 million worldwide to date and Knopfler is still regarded as one of the finest guitarists and songwriters this country has produced.

Brunsdon, who steps into the iconic front man’s shoes as lead guitar and vocals, was inspired to pick up the guitar after hearing the Alchemy version of Tunnel of Love on late night Radio Luxembourg in the early ’80s.

Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians play with an attention to detail and musicianship that has marked them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.

Dire Streets make no attempt to look like the original band, so no headbands or pink suits, just brilliant songs skilfully played with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve.

The show takes place on Saturday, May 10 at 8pm. Tickets cost £14 and are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427.

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