An Evening with John Illsley – The Life and Times of Dire Straits; Music & Memories

Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington
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Wednesday 4 May 2022, 8pm

Doors & bar open: 7.15pm

Along with Mark Knopfler, John was a founder member of the legendary band who, during their time together, sold over 120 million albums.

The evening will feature classics from the Dire Straits history and include a Q & A with video clips led by Paul Cummins. John will reveal the story and development of the band from its humble beginnings in a council flat in South London, where songs like Sultans of Swing and Wild West End were created, to their journey playing all over the world to millions of fans and working with some of the world’s most influential and creative musicians and producers.

Having Mark Knopfler as songwriter, singer and guitar player in the band gave Dire Straits its unique character. It was a pleasure for me to be able to contribute to the distinctive sound of the band, and enjoy the friendship and musical journey that Mark and I shared.

John will be joined on stage by members of his band to perform music from the whole DS catalogue including Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms, Romeo and Juliet and Sultans of Swing.

Tickets: £32 / £30 unreserved

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