Lead Singer / Lead Guitarist MK
Please welcome, the master of the night, Howie G! Howie is a guitarist, singer and songwriter playing a mix of blues, rock, metal. He is a huge DS fan. He has studied MK in great detail and you will be blown away by his musicianship. A session musician for many years he has worked with artists across the globe including Carl Sentance (Nazareth, Persian Risk), Don Airey (Rainbow, Gary Moore, Deep Purple), Phil Campbell (Motorhead), Marco Mendoza (Ted Nugent, Whitesnake) to name but a few. You may also recognise him from the touring theatre show The Classic Rock Show where for several years he blew audiences away with his solos including some DS tracks. So yeah, "the boy can play".
Not content with being musical director and Band Leader, drummer Derek Bisset lends his considerable ability and power to this already formidable line up. A real professional, his track record is highly impressive (& interminably lengthy!). With such a dedicated & accomplished musician in charge, the inevitable result is Europes premier Dire Straits Tribute Band. His passion for Music is clear and his attention to detail to re-create MFN to be the closest as possible to the real thing cant be faulted. Derek is also one of South Wales' most respected and sought after drum teachers.
Bassist Paul Guy has attained a level of competence that ideally suits this ace tribute band. With his roots now firmly in the Cardiff area his consistently solid backing has enabled MFN to confidently produce the unique feel of the Dire Straits line. His attention to detail is very impressive and his professionalism and dedication means he has been a founder member of MFN along with Derek. His passion for music is clear. Now with his own fan club too! Not to be missed! He certainly has ‘The Bug’!
Percussion / Backing Vocals / Flute
Introducing Lisa-Marie - we are delighted to have Lisa on board. Lisa has been performing for many years and has years of experience on the live circuit. She has performed all over the UK and abroad and also performed in concert with the likes of Will Young to Slade and TNT, plus performances for Rick Wakeman and another for the Cast of BBC1's Eastenders (to name just a few!). She is a Huge MFN & Dire Straits Fan and you cant fault her attention to detail. She is clearly passionate about music and a dedicated true professional! She certainly might be ‘Calling Elvis!!’. We wish her luck with her maternity leave.
Keyboards / Backing Vocals
On keys is Liam Atwood, an actor/ musician from South Wales. After spending his formative years with the choir 'Only Boys Aloud', which included coming third on Britain's Got Talent and singing for the Queen, Liam moved to Bath to study Acting at University. Now based near Cardiff, he has been playing keys for Money For Nothing for the past few years. His keyboard playing and vocals make him a great asset to the band, 'He can play the honky-tonk like anything!'
With years of experience, this accomplished player brings the icing on the cake to this already formidable line-up! A big sound and a big personality. This welsh man certainly brings his latest trick to the stage and you will be blown away!
Joined on stage by more of the UK's top musicians