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Author Topic: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits  (Read 529 times)

OfflineTobben

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A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« on: September 12, 2021, 02:47:34 pm »
Hi all :)

Been years since I last posted anything on this forum - but I figured I wanted to share a little bit of what I’ve been up to since the pandemic hit us.

The band I’m playing in decided that we would use the lockdown to rehearse songs by Dire Straits, and if possible due to the pandemic, perform them at a festival we where going to play in august this year. We was supposed to play the festival with another lineup but when we asked the folks behind the festival if we could do it, they thought it was a good idea. So we did. We played 50 minutes for about 300-400 people. For a DS fan since I was about 13 years old this was a night I won’t forget. I’m the one singing and playing lead guitar.

If you want you can watch a couple of the songs here on our Facebook site. I leave a couple of links below.

Our version of Romeo And Juliet:
https://fb.watch/7ZHWmXmFO9/

Our version of Money For Nothing:
https://fb.watch/7ZHTNz5R1M/

More videos will come soon. We also played Calling Elvis, Walk Of Life. Single Handed Sailor, Sultans Of Swing and Telegraph Road.

Hope you like it!

Tobben

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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 04:04:04 pm »
Thank you Tobben!    I enjoyed them both very much, excellent!    :clap
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 04:33:26 pm »
Thanks man, great performances! Keep rocking :clap
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 07:04:06 pm »
Nice !

it seems the audience had a lot of fun !
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 07:22:25 pm »
Great job, well done!! :clap
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2021, 10:38:23 pm »
Yeah, great stuff.

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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 08:10:23 am »
Thank you all! :)

Cant wait for a Suhr MK spec to arrive sometime next year 🤩 think I need to play more DS 😄

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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 08:22:31 am »
Hello Tobben

I liked it very much and above all I wanted to let you know that your vocals and singing is really very very good and fits totally with the style and mood of MK. Also a very mature and cool stage presence from all the band. Very good. Thanks for sharing. Carry on!

LE
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2021, 10:05:24 pm »
Hello Tobben

I liked it very much and above all I wanted to let you know that your vocals and singing is really very very good and fits totally with the style and mood of MK. Also a very mature and cool stage presence from all the band. Very good. Thanks for sharing. Carry on!

LE

Thank you very much 🙏 That means a lot coming from you LE! 😃🎸

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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2021, 08:45:57 am »
Here’s another one - Single Handed Sailor  :)

https://fb.watch/81j-1V2lB1/

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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2021, 08:49:23 am »
Here’s another one - Single Handed Sailor  :)

https://fb.watch/81j-1V2lB1/

Woooohooooooo! Well done again - smashing! :clap :wave

Love the sound......
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 09:31:27 am »
Wonderful - loved the guitar solos!   :clap
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 10:54:24 am »
Here’s another one - Single Handed Sailor  :)

https://fb.watch/81j-1V2lB1/

Woooohooooooo! Well done again - smashing! :clap :wave

Love the sound......

What I love about this singer is that he sings with his own voice instead of going "let's try to sing like Mark" and without classic tricks such as making the voice lower than it really is and those "voice drops" on lines which I absolutely hate cover bands doing. Be as natural as possible, that's the way you do it. That's how Mark did it, actually.

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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2021, 11:09:26 am »
Here’s another one - Single Handed Sailor  :)

https://fb.watch/81j-1V2lB1/

Woooohooooooo! Well done again - smashing! :clap :wave

Love the sound......

What I love about this singer is that he sings with his own voice instead of going "let's try to sing like Mark" and without classic tricks such as making the voice lower than it really is and those "voice drops" on lines which I absolutely hate cover bands doing. Be as natural as possible, that's the way you do it. That's how Mark did it, actually.

Yes, he sound's very much like you and your recordings - yourselves and NOT trying to be MK!!!
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Re: A Norwegian tribute to Dire Straits
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2021, 11:10:42 am »
Wonderful - loved the guitar solos!   :clap

Absolutely fantastic aren't they....
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