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I've got a gig with MARK KNOPFLER!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by wateroftyne, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Yip.. MK is playing at a big multi-artist charity show in my home city in February, and I've been asked to play in the house band.

    As a Knopfler / Straits fan since I was a lad, I'm excited beyond belief.

    I'm trying to be cool about it, but it's MK, so... bugger it. :)
  2. Now THAT is cool!!!! Way to go, congratulations!!!:bassist:
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Whoah whoah whoah. I've been a fan since I was a kid.
    Very few people can bring magic out of instruments.
    I'd probably faint before I started playing.
  4. That is so awesome, congratulations. Love all his stuff and played a bunch of it over the years. The Bug is still on our play list and gets one of the biggest audience responses.
  5. Now I can say, "Hey I read a post by a guy on TB who had a gig coming up with Mark Knopfler, and that TB guy even probably read my post, where I said, 'Hey I read a post by a guy on TB...' but I couldn't totally be sure unless he quoted my quoted post and replied, which would be really cool. I'll keep checking to see if he does." :D

    Just being funny. DUDE that is AMAZING. Naturally, I would crap my pants and forget which string is E, or which string is the low one, or how to tune with a tuner, etc etc.

  6. bassfran

    bassfran Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    That's super cool!
    Congratulations and be sure to get a copy of the video.
  7. ducknturtle


    Dec 28, 2006
    New Jersey
    We want to hear all about it. Good for you.
  8. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    And oh yeah, pics or no MK.
    Videos too please.
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    very cool one of my favorite persons congrats get an autograph
  10. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Gold Supporting Member

    GOOD FOR YOU! Well, you can take "play with Mark Knopfler" off your personal bucket list!

    Dan K.
  11. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Congrats! Nice gig.
  12. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Oh Man, that is so cool. I am sure it will be fantastic!
  13. elshunko


    Jun 25, 2010
    Great! Mark, though underrated, is one of the great players IMHO. Enjoy.
  14. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Congrats man get some pics and post away..
  15. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    That's really cool. I always loved his style.
  16. rally to play the entire Princess Bride score
  17. Oh man, you're lucky. Congrats and enjoy the playing. It seems it's goning to be amazing.
  18. pbassnut

    pbassnut Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Falls Church, VA
    That's heavy ... congratulations and break a leg!
  19. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    pics! pics!
  20. tdvt


    Oct 13, 2008
    Pretty incredible & have a great time!

    And others mentioned don't forget the pics.

    Good Luck!