Money For Nothing - Dire Straits Tribute - REVIEW
A 1930s Art Deco theatre in a sleepy Dorset market town isn't where you would expect to find first class, guitar led classic rock, but on Friday night the roof was lifted off Wimborne's Tivoli theatre by the outstanding Money For Nothing. ..
Dire Straits are no easy option for a tribute band but these guys take reproducing the sound of the guitar legends to another level.
Taking Centre stage is Aled Williams as Mark Knopfler, a master of the guitar resplendent in his obligatory towelling sweatband Aled has not only mastered Knopfler's sound and technique but he also has the look and stage persona nailed. The standard of musicianship throughout the band is incredible, musical director and powerhouse drummer Derek Bisset leads the band through all the classic tracks you would expect plus some nice surprises and the addition of Lisa-Marie on percussion means that all those little details that you may only pick up on when you are listening on your headphones at home are recreated perfectly live on stage!
A special mention also has to go to Paul Guy on Bass Guitar, who's style, talent and attention to detail of recreating that original Dire Straits sound are an integral part of this top rate tribute.
An obvious favourite in Wimborne, Money For Nothing are worthy of the praise given them at the lovely meet and greet session that was held in the theatre foyer after the show. Many people were seeing the band for the second or third time, with one gentleman telling me that this was the fourth show he had seen and that in his opinion they had got better each time.
Not to be missed if they are coming to a venue near you!