Money for Nothing play Clair Hall on Thursday, May 19 (8pm).
The band was formed in 2000 and reviewers have praised the performers’ abundant energy and musicality.
Fronting the band is guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him, the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians.
Aled and the entire band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create a sound that is as close as possible to the real thing.
The concert features all the Dire Straits’ hits – from their first ever single ‘Sultans of Swing’ to ‘Brothers in Arms‘, ‘Walk of Life’ and their final single ‘The Bug’.
And, of course, the band will perform ‘Money For Nothing’ (ft Sting), which was the first ever video played on MTV.
The Money for Nothing stage show has been performed all over Britain and the world, at all types of venues and events, including music festivals.
2010 saw the band headline the main night on Europe’s Biggest Tribute Festival. The band has also had the pleasure of performing as show opener for Roy Wood on part of his Theatre Tour.
September 2011 saw them take their show to India to perform at a sell-out concert where they headlined an event held at one of Bangalore’s largest amphitheatres.
Their special appearance was featured in the world’s largest selling English-language daily newspaper, The Times of India.
In January 2015 they also had a very successful tour of the UAE with performances in Bahrain and Dubai, which has lead to them being tipped as the world’s number one Dire Straits tribute act.
Dire Straits are one of the most popular bands to come out of the UK. They have sold in excess of 120 million albums worldwide and were the UK’s first stadium rock band.
Their best selling album Brothers in Arms was an international blockbuster, selling more than 30 million copies and becoming the fourth best selling album in UK chart history. ‘Brothers In Arms’ was also the first ever CD single, and the first album to sell more than one million copies on CD.
Dire Straits won numerous awards, including, three Brit Awards, four Grammys and two MTV Music Video Awards, and in 2009 they were awarded the Music Heritage Award.
To find out more visit www.money-for-nothing.co.uk or www.facebook.com/moneyfornothinguk.
Call the Clair Hall box office on 01444 455440 or visit the venue’s website to book your tickets online.
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