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David Knopfler

“Knopfler has opened a space, where his songs can develop their special delicacy” ~ Rolling Stone

Guitarist, singer-songwriter, poet and founder member of 70s rock band Dire Straits.

David spent three years with Dire Straits before embarking upon a solo career as a rock jazz recording artist. He has recorded many solo albums and often works with Harry Bogdanovs, co-producing the album Wishbones, which includes guest appearances by Chris Rea and Eddi Reader of Fairground Attraction.

More recently, a double CD containing unplugged renditions of new and old songs was released, with David continuing to tour globally including the US, Canada, Spain, Germany, and the UK.

This is a truly great opportunity to enjoy the music of this supremely talented singer-songwriter whose thought provoking and insightful lyrics complement beautifully crafted acoustic music.

“Always great live” ~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“In the tradition of singer songwriters such as Joni Mitchel, Randy Newman, and Van Morrison, David Knopfler has produced a highly palatable collection of songs.” ~ Entertainment Today USA


Wednesday 15th April 2015 -

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more