"...Maybe get a blister on your little finger Maybe get a blister on your thumb..."
Fans of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler will enjoy the beautiful music of this tribute band. Who does not know the world famous songs? "Sultans of Swing", "Brothers in Arms", "Telegraph Road", "Money for Nothing" and much more! During a two and a half hour show BOOM, like that! takes its audience from the very beginning of Dire Straits to the more recent hits by Mark Knopfler.
Dire Straits (1977-1995) was a British rock band characterized by the unmistakable guitar playing and 'narrative' voice of Mark Knopfler. In 1995, Mark Knopfler left the band to focus on his solo career. Nowadays Dire Straits seems to be a little bit forgotten by the general public. That is a pity because the music of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler remains great music to listen to. Luckily tribute band BOOM, like that! will change that mind set! The band was founded in January 2014 and has become the best and most successful Dire Straits tribute band in the Netherlands and a very popular band at festivals and theaters. With high-level quality and accuracy the beautiful songs from Knopfler brought back to life again. The band that contains of six experienced musicians, is unique in the Netherlands and perhaps even well in Europe! The distinctive sound of Dire Straits, the typical sound of Knopfler, all complete with the characteristic details, authentic instruments, sound effects, saxophone and percussion... BOOM, like that!
Edgar Janssen - lead vocals, lead guitar;
Robert van Vonderen - keys, backing vocals;
Hans van Els - drums;
Frank van Kreij - bass guitar;
Maurice Lucassen - sax, percussion, flute, special effects.
Chiel Streutjes - front of house sound engineer;
Thijs Peeters - lights;
Hans Berkers - road manager;
Maarten Berkers - roady;
Bram de Koning - roady, guitar technician.
Backing Vocals / special guests (optional):
Joanne Belgrave - backing vocals;
Ilse Lucassen - backing vocals, flute, sax;
Chico Dommeck - backing vocals, acoustic guitar.
Leon Hodiamont - Photography.
Brothers In Arms Calling Elvis Darling Pretty Down to the Waterline Expresso Love Going Home (Theme from Local Hero) Heavy Fuel Lady Writer Money for Nothing Once Upon a Time in the West One World On Every Street Private Dancer (featuring Joanne Belgrave) Private Investigations Romeo and Juliet So Far Away Solid Rock Sultans of Swing Telegraph Road Tunnel of Love Twisting by the Pool Two Young Lovers Walk Of Life Wherever I go (featuring Ilse Lucassen) What it is Your Latest Trick