Friday, 30 March 2012
If you have ever been to the O2 Arena to watch a concert or see a sporting event then you may have come away with the feeling that you are not quite as much a part of the event as you would like to be; often sat high up away from all the action. What you may not have noticed is the lesser known venue tucked away within the dome, called O2Indigo.
It’s a much smaller and more intimate location and last night we were there to watch and listen to “The Straits”, just 4 rows from the front in the standing area.
The Straits are not a Dire Straits tribute band - basically they are the Dire Straits minus Mark Knopfler, with a few more ‘real’ musicians added in.
Whilst no one can really ever match the velvet tones of Mark’s voice or give as much feeling to the guitar riffs he could always effortlessly knock out, Terence Reis (the new front man) did an excellent job as the band performed classic hit after classic hit to an appreciative crowd made up from all ages groups.
Having missed Dire Straits 30 year ago, this had to have been one of the last chances to see such a group of talented musicians playing such brilliantly written music - an awesome night!
If you get the chance; go and see them......!!
Or watch these video clips......