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Best DS tribute bands
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:44:11 PM »
There are many nice bands.
I can name 2 of them I like the most: "Real Straits" (angel miguel leading guitar and vocals,from Spain and "Dire Strats" from Germany(wolfgang Uhlich on guitar)

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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 04:52:46 PM »
I have seen Brothers in Band from Spain and Dire Strats too. Both where great fun, you could see that they were really enjoying to play.

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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 04:56:19 PM »
Yes, Brothers in Band too

I like "real straits" the most because they follow each note as DS, live and studio versions

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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 11:38:23 PM »
Real Straits are doing a great job but the best tribute to Dire Strais is german band dIRE sTRATS. Lead guitar (Wolfgang Uhlich), keyboards (Tobi Blattmann) and saxophone (Matze Schinkopf) are as good as possible:









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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 11:45:53 PM »
Yes. I believe "dire strats" were better at their beginnings
Wolfgang is great.
And singer Spencer is nice too

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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 06:46:07 AM »
There are two things I don't like about Dire Strats. The singer voice... And the fact the the singer is not the lead guitarist.

These are two things that make Brothers in band or Real Straits better. Their singer voice fits better and they play the lead guitar as MK does, and they do it very well, even better (imho) than Dire Strats lead guitar.
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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 12:38:15 PM »
There are two things I don't like about Dire Strats. The singer voice... And the fact the the singer is not the lead guitarist.

These are two things that make Brothers in band or Real Straits better. Their singer voice fits better and they play the lead guitar as MK does, and they do it very well, even better (imho) than Dire Strats lead guitar.

I like Dire Strats even though tribute bands are not my thing.  However, I know what you mean regarding your reservations.  I think the problem that foreign tribute bands have is their accent and the fact that Mark "speaks" most of his songs.  When you sing you lose your accent and that is why most other artists have successful tribute acts.  DS will never have a fully successful tribute act without a British "singer."
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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 12:56:09 PM »
There are two things I don't like about Dire Strats. The singer voice... And the fact the the singer is not the lead guitarist.

These are two things that make Brothers in band or Real Straits better. Their singer voice fits better and they play the lead guitar as MK does, and they do it very well, even better (imho) than Dire Strats lead guitar.

I like Dire Strats even though tribute bands are not my thing.  However, I know what you mean regarding your reservations.  I think the problem that foreign tribute bands have is their accent and the fact that Mark "speaks" most of his songs.  When you sing you lose your accent and that is why most other artists have successful tribute acts.  DS will never have a fully successful tribute act without a British "singer."

Here's a British tribute (supposedly). Oh my, what song should we play? What about "Sultans Of Swing"? :disbelief

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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 12:57:04 PM »
Yes but I find Bib and rs singers voice similar and that fit with the songs, but with DS, no...
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Re: Best DS tribute bands
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 01:37:49 PM »
The Most important tip to be the best tribute band is the leading guitar at live versions gigs.
Studio version are not such a difficult task to mimic.
As Mark has got dozen of solo versions of each song a frontman or leading guitarist must follow his registered note combinations.
Wolfgang has got his personality to play as Mark and add some of his own notes too
Brothers in band is very nice.
I like real straits the most because his frontman copies each of Mark's solo versions through the years. And his guitars
As he is Spanish (angel miguel) his accent is not good.

 

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