The Dire Straits Experience is a fantastic night out, faithfully reconstructing some of the great compositions of rock music.
The Deer Johns approached this performance as a chance to indulge in some high-spirited fun and gave the assembled crowd a more than generous opportunity to sing and dance, and relive the rock and roll abandon of their suburban youth.
Following a hugely successful concert tour of UK and Europe, the Dire Straits Experience return to Adelaide as part of the band’s third Australian tour this September.
The Dire Straits Experience is quite an experience indeed. With original band members Chris White (saxophone) and Chris Whitten (drums), it occupies a space between professional tribute gig and the real thing, providing a wonderful celebration for fans of the band.
Following a successful tour here in 2014, the Dire Straits Experience have once again hit our shores, and are set to play Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Friday 14th October. Chris White, the founder of this outfit and former Dire Straits sax player, spoke with the Upside News about touring the show and his love of this music.
Following the success of their 2014 Australian tour, The Dire Straits Experience will return to Adelaide to play Her Majesty’s Theatre on 14 October.
The Upside News looks back at ten ‘nostalgia’ releases of the last 12 months and ranks them. The criteria for inclusion is a recording that offer something new, while also dipping into past glories; either a mix of old and new songs, or presenting old material in new ways.
Knopfler, who was always the least fashionable of rock stars, is only interested in producing the kind of music he wants to make. In this respect he is reflected in the character in “Skydiver” who sings ‘I don’t give a damn about a thing’. In an era dominated by manufactured music this is a refreshing approach, and has culminated in one of Knopfler’s best solo albums.
2014 has been a year that has underscored the value of the rock’n’roll live experience, but it has also made me worry about its future.
At their peak, Dire Straits were quite a phenomenon; the Brothers in Arms tour set many records when it came […]