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Guitars & Vocals, MD

PHIL-PALMERPhil joined Dire Straits in 1990 and played on the band’s On Every Street record and world tour. He is one of the world’s top session guitarists, having played on more than 450 albums and toured with a list of some the world’s greatest artists; think of a name and Phil has probably played with that artist. He was also a member of Eric Clapton’s band, which is where he met his DS Legacy colleagues Alan Clark and Steve Ferrone, and is a founding member of DSLegacy.




ALAN-CLARKAlan joined Dire Straits in 1980, becoming their first and main keyboard player, and is known as their unofficial musical director. Alan played on every tour and record thereafter until the band’s breakup in 1992, and co-produced the “On Every Street” album with Knopfler. He has played and recorded with a long list of other artists, was a member of Eric Clapton’s band and was Tina Turner’s musical director for several years. More recently, he produced, with Phil Palmer, the stunning 3 Chord Trick album by LEGACY. He and Phil are currently writing songs for a major Italian artist whose album they will produce in 2019.


Bass & Vocals

 Is a true legend in the music industry.

After forming The Buggles and recording the chart topping 1979 hit “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Trevor went on to produce some of the most recognizable anthems that defined the Eighties, including ABC’s “Lexicon of Love”, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s number one hits “Relax”, “Two Tribes” and “The Power of Love”.Trevor went on to produce hits for Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Marc Almond, Barry Manilow, Cher, Boyzone, 10cc, Bryan Ferry, John Legend, Lisa Stansfield, Robbie Williams, Grace Jones, Simple Minds and many others.




Percussions & Vocals


Danny joined Dire Straits as their percussionist in 1990 and played on the On Every Street album and tour. Outside of Dire Straits, he has worked with many great artists including Tina Turner, George Michael, Bryan Adams, Pino Daniele, and was the drummer in Mark Knopfler’s band for several years.





Mel joined Dire Straits in 1982 and played on the Love over Gold album and tour, and the Twisting by the Pool. He’s also played with a huge list of artists/bands including the Stones, Camel, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Tears for Fears and many more, and as an original member of King Crimson, is currently doing a world tour with the band







Steve is regarded by many to be the world’s greatest living rock drummer, and has worked with many artists including Eric Clapton, Duran Duran, Paul Simon, the Bee Gees, Slash, David Bowie, George Benson, the Average White Band, Chaka Khan, as well as being a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for the past 22 years.





Drums – For 2017 Brazilian Tour 

Andy Treacey  has worked extensively as a top UK session player in and out of the studio, he has toured and recorded with huge number of diverse artists from bands such as Faithless, Groove Armada and Moby to artists such as Ronnie Wood, Robbie Williams, Dido and Tom Robinson.






Voice & Guitars


In love with the music of Dire Straits and his musical mentor Mark Knopfler, Rome-born Marco formed the band Solid Rock in 1988, and in 1990 toured with the legendary bluesman of the Notting Hillbillies, Steve Phillips. But his dream was to play with his Dire Straits “heroes”, and that dream became a reality in 2010 with the DS legends, and now again with the fantastic line-up that is the DSLegacy.








Also a Roman, Primiano is a sought after, gifted keyboard player who has played on many records and with many artists including Richard Bennett, Steve Phillips, Gigi Proietti, Neri Marcorè




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