Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to
one of the world's premier rock bands - Dire Straits. The abundant
energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes
Money For Nothing a "must see" for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits
Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist
and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up
features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band
a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied
Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as
close as possible to the real thing.
Featuring all the hits from their first ever single ‘Sultans
of Swing’ to ‘Brothers in Arms‘, ‘Walk of Life’ and their last single
released in 1992 ‘The Bug’ - also the legendary ‘Money For Nothing’
(ft Sting) which was the first ever video played on MTV. The band
also include versions from ‘On the Night’ and ‘Live @ The BBC‘.
The Money For Nothing stage show has been performed all
over Britain and the world, at all types of venues & events - from
music festivals, theatres, nightclubs and venues. 2010 saw them
headline the main night on Europes Biggest Tribute Festival. The
band have also had the pleasure of performing as show opener for
the legendary Roy Wood on part of his Theatre Tour. Sept 2011 saw
them take their show to India to perform at a sell-out concert where
they headlined an event held at one of Bangalore's largest Amphitheatres.
Their special appearance was featured in the worlds largest selling
English-language daily newspaper, The Times of India.
Straits are one of the best bands to ever come out of the UK, they
have sold in excess of 120 million albums worldwide and were the
UK's first stadium rock band. Their best selling album Brothers
in Arms was an international blockbuster selling over 30 million
copies and becoming the fourth best selling album in UK chart history.
Brothers In Arms was also the first ever CD single, and the first
ever album to sell over one million copies on CD. Dire Straits also
won numerous awards including, three Brit Awards, four Grammys and
two MTV Music Video Awards, and in 2009 they were awarded the Music