David Knight is a professional musician and performer of 20 years in the music industry. Mark Knopfler is the reason that David picked up a guitar and Walk of Life was the first song he learned to play and he sees it as a privilege to be able to perform his music.
As well as performing solo, David also leads Dire Straits UK - a fully authentic tribute 6pc tribute band to the music of Knopfler and Dire Straits.
David’s recreation of Mark Knopfler’s iconic guitar sound is renowned for accuracy and his attention to detail is second to none.
The stripped down solo show sees David performing to accurately re-created backing tracks of the Dire Straits arrangements and the show can be presented in both a solo and a duo format with Dire Straits UK Bassist Alistair Begg.
David’s show is designed to bring the Dire Straits band experience to private parties and events on a smaller budget and can also bring a party set including rock based party songs from the likes of Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, etc to make the show fully inclusive.
David travels with a large scale high quality PA system and DMX LED Lighting system so clients can be assured that the show will look great as well as sound great.
For parties that go on that little bit longer, David keeps the music going after his live set with an inclusive DJ set.
How long do you play for?
Up to 2 hours live with additional time for DJing if it's required.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes. My PA consists of 2 x 15" Celestion Subs and 2 x 15" Celestion mid/tops powered by 4kw amps and controlled by digital mixing. It can be scaled down if need be. Lighting consists of 8 x LED par cans controlled by DMX controller and mounted on a goalpost lighting rig.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
Space to move around and perform would be preferable, however, I can also fit into a smaller space with a smaller PA system if needed.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes, with sufficient notice to programme and mix the backing tracks.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I can provide a single 2 hour show with no break or the night can be broken into 2 or 3 sets.
Mark Knopfler tribute and party set
1 x 45 mins of Dire Straits music + 1 x 45 mins of party tracks
2 x 45 mins of Dire Straits music
DJ service for private parties to close the night out (private events only)