They don’t get money for nothing, but by performing the many hits of Dire Straits, as a tribute act called Dire Streets.

And the good news is, they have a date at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury.

A spokesman said: “Dire Streets cover tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers In Arms, taking in all the classic album and live versions from the legendary Alchemy, Live Aid and Mandela concerts.

“Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.”

But don’t expect tight hairbands and somewhat ‘volume-challenged’ Knopfler hairstyles.

The spokesman added: “The band makes no attempt to look like the original so no headbands or pink suits, just brilliant songs skilfully played with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve.”

The date for the diary is Saturday, October 5, at 7.30pm.

For tickets, call 01684 295074 or email