An evening with John Illsley of DireStraits
March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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 audio/visual, led by Paul Cummins [ex-Dire Straits management}. Paul will be asking questions, during which 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, on their journey to playing all over the world to millions of fans, making albums in London, New York, Montserrat and Nassau; performing and 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 it’s 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 also be joined on stage by fellow musicians from John’s band who will play music from the whole DS catalogue including, Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms, Romeo and Juliet and Sultans of Swing.
It promises to be a special, intimate evening looking into the life and times of one of the biggest rock & roll bands of all time
Limited Early bird tickets £20.00+BF
Standard Ticket £25.00+BF
Ticket available from HERE
Pre Show Meal
You can order your pre-show meal now, featuring our new menu, your meal will be served between 6pm-6.45pm in the bar at The King’s Hall.
You will have time to enjoy your meal ahead of the show which will commence in the main hall at 7.30pm. Menu and bookings HERE
Please give the cafe your name when you arrive at the venue and they will show you through to your table where you can enjoy a pre-show drink and supper.