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STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there...with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the 'early years' sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970's...!

The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal 'attack' from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: 'Peaches', 'Hanging Around', 'No More Heroes', '5 Minutes', 'The Raven', 'Walk On By', 'Straighten Out', 'Down In The Sewer' and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers' albums and beyond...Straighten Out - live and unleashed - will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written...Straighten Out will put you back in that place...!

Bassist Shaggy and keyboard player Mick ('The Doc') were together in previous Stranglers tribute band 'Four More Heroes' and it was only natural that these two continued on after their demise to form 'Straighten Out' given their love of Stranglers music and the desire to keep playing live ...they set the platform with the growling bass and swirling keyboard sound so essential to reproducing the authentic Stranglers sound ...joining them are John on drums - he's very good at a quick roll on the skins! - and Phil steps up to give you the 'Hugh' element to complete the fearsome foursome...Straighten Out are a 'must see' tribute band who'll leave an indelible impression in your head...

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Dates 2019

SAT 5th January: LEEDS, The Wardrobe

SAT 19th January: DARLINGTON, The Forum

SAT 16th Feb: SHEFFIELD, The Mulberry Tavern

SAT 23rd Feb: TAVISTOCK, The Wharf

SAT 9th March: GREAT YARMOUTH, Yarmageddon Legends of Rock tribute festival

FRI 22nd March: LONDON, Brixton Jamm (matinee)

SAT 30th March: MANCHESTER, Factory (matinee)

FRI 10th May: LONDON (North), Tropic at Ruislip

SAT 11th May: BISHOP STORTFORD, The Horn at the Half Moon

SAT 25th May: LEICESTER, The Musician

FRI 14th June: EDINBURGH, The Cabaret Voltaire

SAT 15th June: BATHGATE, Dreadnought Rock

SAT 13th July: WORCESTER, The Marrs Bar

SAT 10th Aug: DOVER, The Booking Hall

FRI 30th Aug: GRIMSBY, Yardbirds

SAT 28th Sept: SHEFFIELD, The Greystones

SAT 5th October: KEIGHLEY, The Exchange

SAT 19th Oct: MANCHESTER, FAC251 (Factory)

FRI 8th Nov: PAISLEY, The Bungalow

SAT 9th Nov: BATHGATE, Dreadnought Rock

Straighten Out will be playing, along with the brilliant Ian Dury & The Blackheads on Friday 13th December at Route 44  Birmingham. We're looking forward to this one!

Door price £12


Christmas/ Humbug shows

IPSWICH UPDATE: This show (Manor Ballroom 23rd Nov) has been cancelled by the promotor due to a change of proprietor at the venue. Apologies to any who have bought tickets - which will be refundable at the point of purchase.

Dates 2020

Also after last year's great success, Straighten Out will be again playing a double-bill Christmas show with Blondie tribute Dirty Harry, at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh, on the 14th December 2019.


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