Dire Straits’ co-founder comes to Lytham

Music fans have a rare chance to see David Knopfler on stage at Lowther Pavilion this weekend.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 27th April 2015, 11:49 am
David Knopfler, musician, song-writer and singer
David Knopfler, musician, song-writer and singer

The co-founder of 80s hit band Dire Straits is only playing five dates in the UK this year – and his Saturday date in Lytham is one of them.

The younger brother of Mark will be performing with his long-time friend Harry Bogdanovs and said: “I am certainly looking forward to coming to Lytham, we’ve done three shows now and we have two to go.

“It’s a duo concert with Harry, with different instruments – piano, guitar, it’s acoustic.

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“We will have a variety, stuff which will make you happy, stuff which might make you want to cry,

“It’s a mix of styles, a mix of instruments, we’re aiming for the unexpected – but nothing too off the wall.”

“Harry is always on form. We’ve been performing together since for years and there’s a fun time to be had.

“We never leave an audience going away unhappy.”

David was with Dire Straits for three years and, after leaving, pursued a solo career as a songwriter and recording 

He released his first solo 
album in 1983, has since released a further 11 albums and has written music scores including for the films Shergar and Laser Mission.

His passion for touring has certainly not dwindled over the years.

He said: “It’s fun. The two hours onstage is the easiest part, really.

“There’s the driving and travelling, which can be wearing as you get older. But it’s just nice to get out of your comfort zone. To meet people, to try out new songs.”

Saturday’s Lowther show starts at 7.30pm and ticket details are available from the box office on (01253) 794221.