John Illsley of Dire Straits

Sunday 29th October

John Illsley is an English musician who rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed  band Dire Straits. With Dire Straits, John has been the recipient of multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards and a Heritage Award. As one of the founding band members, with Mark Knopfler, his brother David and drummer Pick Withers, John played a major role in the development of the Dire Straits’ sound.

Throughout it all, John and Mark were the only founding members to remain in the line up of Dire Straits right through from 1977 until they decided to call it a day in 1995. They still remain close friends and in the not too distant past produced a programme “Guitar Stories” for Sky Arts.
During their time together as Dire Straits John and Mark sold over 120 million albums and toured extensively across the world. When Dire Straits took a couple of well earned breaks John released two albums; Never Told a Soul (1984) and Glass(1988). Both featured Mark Knopfler as a guest musician.

Tonight, John with his 6 piece band, provide a performance which consists of around 70% instantly recognisable Dire Straits material – one not to be missed for all Dire Straits fans.

John Illsley
Steve Smith - keyboard/vocals
Stuart Ross - drums/vocals
Robbie McIntosh - guitar/vocals
Paul Stacey - guitar/vocals
Jess Greenfield - vocals

Doors @ 8pm and for early dinner 6pm

Advance tickets £18.50 + B/fee.

With early dinner £35.95

(agency fee may apply when purchasing online)

On the night price £20

John Illsley Website