Dire Fakes

BOOKING DIRE FAKES

If you'd like to book Dire Fakes for your theatre, club, pub, party etc., etc., please contact Alan or email bookings@direfakes.com.  

All our equipment has been PAT tested and we have Public Liability Insurance.

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20 August 2011 ***NEW DATE***

The Boom Boom Club, Sutton, Surrey, England

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THIS RESCHEDULED DATE FOLLOWING POSTPONEMENT OF OUR MAY SHOW BECAUSE OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 

Please see our Live Dates page for further informationmore

AS FEATURED IN THE PLANET ROCK GIG GUIDE

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14 March 2011

We are pleased to announce our return to Boom Boom Club in Sutton on 28th May 2011.  Last year we had our best ever turnout for a gig there and it would be great to see even more of you in 2011.  By popular demand, we will be playing some different songs to last time, possibly even including the welcome return of the one you've all been asking for!

We had a great time yet again at Windlesham in February.  A good turnout and a warm and receptive audience made it all worthwhile.  Thanks folks!

23 December 2010

Well, it's been a quiet year for Dire Fakes, but as we head for our Christmas break, we are pleased to announce our return to Windlesham in February 2011.  It's a couple of years since we played there, but we have fond memories of a good turnout and a very receptive audience.  Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, a Merry Christmas to you all! 

30 September 2010

Thanks to everyone who came down to the Boom Boom, giving us our biggest ever turnout there..  We had a great night and it sounded like you all did too!  See you soon! 

 

11 June 2010

DIRE FAKES - Boom Boom Club, Sutton - 06 Aug 2010

 

August sees the band make a long overdue return to the fabulous Boom Boom Club in Sutton.  We always enjoy playing this venue and look forward to seeing you there.  As always, please feel free to pop over and say 'hello'.

 

We decided to take a break in the months around Christmas.  It always seems to be when we choose to recharge the batteries and ponder what additions we can make to the Dire Fakes setlist.  So now we're back, but 2010 finds us looking for venues in a marketplace that seems to have changed dramatically over the past year or so.  Demand for live music in general seems to be on the decline, perhaps not surprising in these difficult times.  If you like live music, please go along and support your local music venues.  If you like the wonderful music of Dire Straits, why not pester your local venue to put us on?

Hope to see you all out there, soon...

09 March 2010

SOUNDCLIPS AT LAST!  NOW WORKING!

Some audio samples for your listening pleasure.

We recorded a few shows last year.  Not with the Rolling Stones mobile or anything, but just a stereo feed from the mixing desk.  Often desk recordings sound a bit odd as the levels are tailored to the acoustics of the venue, but our show at The Robin in Bilston actually gave us a reasonable mix straight off the desk.  A few representative moments from this have been uploaded to the Music Section.  We hope you enjoy these.

Please see the Live Dates Page for gig details.

Please see the News Page for other news.

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Dire Fakes Pre-Show @ Tavistock

Formed during 2002, the philosophy behind Dire Fakes has always been to replicate as closely as possible the sound and feel of Dire Straits, in many cases using the same or similar equipment to that used by Dire Straits themselves.  Taking our favourite live versions of the songs as the basis for our performance, we play extended versions of many Dire Straits classics, featuring the more complex arrangements often only found in these live versions. We've been entertaining audiences in the UK and Europe for the past seven years.more

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