STRAIGHTEN OUT are the worlds' premier Stranglers tribute band... with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the 'early years' sound of The Stranglers, complete with a Hammond organ and Minimoog synth, the same models used by Mr. Greenfield himself back in the day!
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 Stranglers' classics... inc. Grip, Something Better Change, Golden Brown, Walk On By, Tank, Straighten Out, 5 Minutes, Down In The Sewer and many more as they cover the Stranglers' early classic 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 Jet 'Beets' Beety on drums 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...
Changes to gig dates
For obvious reasons shows are being postponed. Where you see TBC or POSTPONED in our Dates list, the shows will likely be rearranged for a later date, when the virus is under control. Keep checking this site for shows cancelled, as it is updated regularly
Changes are very often being made to our gig schedule due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Leicester and Stockton dates have now been moved from January to July 2021