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Dire Straits Tribute

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Dire Straits Tribute

Dire Straits Tribute is 6 professional musicians very closely replicating the sounds and arrangements of Dire Straits' most recognisable songs and where most tribute bands take liberties with Mark Knopfler's arrangements, Dire Straits Tribute goes all the way to bringing all of the details that will have you thinking you're in the presence of the original band.
Featuring Steve Turner of "Madness" performing Chris White's Saxophone parts, Rick Benbow on keys - bringing the synths and pianos that made songs like Money for Nothing so recognisable, and Mark Knopfler tribute David Knight who very closely recreates Mark's guitar style, sound and iconic guitar licks - Dire Straits Tribute brings the Dire Straits concert experience to your event.

Act Information


David Knight - Mark Knopfler - Vocals and Guitar
Alistair Begg - John Illsley - Bass and Vocals
Steve Turner - Chris White - Saxophone, Percussions and Vocals
Rick Benbow - Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher - Keys and Vocals
Kata Benocz - Jack Sonni and Phil Palmer - Guitar and vocals
Alec Heald - Terry Williams, Pick Withers and Chris Whitten - Drums

Also included

Dire Straits Tribute is fully self contained with a large PA system consisting of Sub bass, mid tops, digital mixing and in ear monitoring. The band also travels with a DMX LED lighting system mounted on a goalpost lighting rig.


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


"Sounded just like the real thing"

"Dave's recreation of Mark Knopfler's guitar sound is stunning"

"Brilliant band - close your eyes and it's like listening to the real deal"

(Testimonials from audience members posted to Facebook)


Totally authentic sounds and arrangements including Mark Knopfler's iconic guitar sounds and licks
Madness' Saxophonist Steve Turner
All of Dire Straits' biggest hits



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.)