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Sultans of Swing - the Dire Straits tribute band

Sultans of Swing - the Dire Straits tribute band
Sultans of Swing - the Dire Straits tribute band
Sultans of Swing - the Dire Straits tribute band
Seven Swiss musicians resurrect the greatest hits of the unforgettable English super band from the 70s and 80s.

Musical time travel at your event

With the cover band "Sultans of Swing" you will go on a time travel into the past and experience live the greatest hits of the legendary Dire Straits, the band around Mark Knopfler. "Sultans of Swing" consists of six friends from Valais, whose aim is to reproduce the unmistakable Dire Straits sound as accurately as possible. In a first formation, the cover band performed regionally and nationally on countless stages between 2000 and 2006. Since 2010, the band has once again been delighting Dire Straits fans in the country. Offer your guests a unique concert experience with "Sultans of Swing".

Once upon a time in 1978...

At the same time that punk was stirring up the music scene with combative lyrics, out-of-tune guitars and three chords per song, four young men in London recorded a single that sounded very different. Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, John Illsley and Pick Withers were the names of the four, they called themselves "Dire Straits", and their first hit, "Sultans of Swing", was exactly the opposite of punk: melodic, clean, groovy. Mark Knopfler's unmistakable guitar playing became the band's trademark. Ten years later, Dire Straits was one of the most successful bands in the world with songs like "Money for Nothing", "Walk of Life", "Telegraph Road" and "Romeo & Juliet". In 1993 Mark Knopfler announced the end of the band. The artist released eight more albums as a solo artist.


Coversongs to listen to

Brothers in Arms
Money for Nothing
Sultans of Swing
What it is
Walk of Life

Costs [CHF]

Depending on appearance and location
approx. 2 hours from 1'500.00  flat-rate

Included in the price

-   Performance and fee

Not included

-   Travel expenses
-   Catering
-   Public address system
-   Possible overnight stay

Team composition

Didier Lötscher: guitar and vocals
Daniel Lötscher: bass and vocals
Rico Steiner: Drums
Pascal Zimmermann: keyboard, vocals
Rafael Bornatico: Keyboard
André Marty: Guitar
Severin Kull: Saxophone

Size of audiance

20 to 500 people

Space requirements

Covered stage, at least 6 x 4 meters

Area of application

All of Switzerland

Required infrastructure

The band brings a complete in-ear monitoring system with microphones, cabling and splitters. The organizer is responsible for the sound system in the auditorium (a list of technical requirements is available). For smaller events, the band can provide a sound system if required (costs by arrangement).


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