A founder member and the long-time bass player of Dire Straits, John Illsley was a major part of one of the biggest bands of all time.

Dire Straits sold well over 100 million albums, spent 1,100 weeks on the UK album charts alone and received countless awards including four Grammies and three Brits as well as an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So John knows exactly what it takes to be starting out, what it’s like when you’ve arrived and what a rollercoaster it all can be.

Now he has decided to share some of that history, a complete treat for anyone remotely interested in music.  John will be interviewed by old friend and Dire Straits co-manager Paul Cummins on a series of selected dates.

Not content with just talking about those heady times, however, John will also be playing many Dire Straits’ classics together with three members of his band, on hand for the shows.

John will be giving incites into his life on Sunday March 17 at the Melksham Assembly Hall. Tickets are from £25 on 01225 709887.