The Straits play The Olympia Theatre on the 19thOctober 2011. Formed by former members Alan Clark, Phil Palmer & Chris White of Dire Straits due to the substantial demand to hear the band’s much love catalogue of great songs. The Straits includes some ofthe world’s top session players to form a sensational live band.
During Dire Straits’ career they sold 120 million albums worldwide, received three BRIT Awards, four Grammys and two MTV Music Awards.
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Alan Clark – Formerly a member of Dire Straits – and the longest standing in today’s Straits line up – Alan joined Dire Straits in 1980 as their first keyboard player.
Phil Palmer – Phil joined the band on the – “On Every Street” tour playing the guitar. Phil has worked with several other well know artists including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sting and Roger Daltry.
Chris White – Chris provided, and is best known for., his saxophone sound with Dire Straits. He played on two world tours and on the “On Every Street” and “On TheNight” albums. More recently Chris has guested on two of Mark Knopfler’s solo albums.
Steve Ferrone – Acknowledged by his peers as one of theworld’s greatest drummers, Steve first came to the world’s attention with The Average White Band. He has also played with a long list of high profile acts including Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Scritti Politti, Chaka Khan and Slash.
Terence Reis – Reis was handpicked as the front man forThe Straits for his voice with elements of Knopfler, JJ Cale and Steve Earle, and his guitar technique that’s remarkably similar to Knopfler’s own.
Mick Feat – An internationally renowned bassist, Feat has worked with many different artists over the years including Mark Knopfler, Art Garfunkel, David Gilmour, Van Morrison and Justin Haywood.
Jamie Squire – At just 24 Jamie is the youngest in TheStraits line up – a highly accomplished keyboard player and a youthful asset to the band!