JOHN ILLSLEY brings his ‘Life and Times of Dire Straits’ show to Cardiff’s Tramshed on November 21st.
Joined by old friend and Dire Straits co-manager Paul Cummins, who will be quizzing him on times past, John will also be playing many Dire Straits’ classics together with three members of his band.
Of course, John is well placed to talk about life on the road and what it means to be in a band. He knows all about it, from humble beginnings to international travel, hectic schedules, massive arenas and exotic places to record.
A founder member and long-time bass player of DIRE STRAITS, John Illsley was a major part of one of the biggest bands of all time. Dire Straits sold well over 100 million albums, spent 1,100 weeks on the UK album charts alone and received countless awards including four Grammy’s and three Brits as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So, John knows exactly what it takes to be starting out, what it’s like when you’ve arrived and what a roller-coaster it all can be.
To compliment his touring activity John has been in the studio with producers Guy Fletcher and Steve Smith. The result, a new album ‘Coming up for Air’ featuring John’s trademark style and distinctive vocals, was recently released to much critical acclaim.
For ticket details visit http://www.johnillsley.com