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...
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
Next Up: Yardbirds Grimsby
The Arches Venue in Coventry, where we host our usual (somewhere in the Midlands) Christmas party, has now sadly closed. But we're now pleased to announce an alternative venue has been found: Route 44, Birmingham!
Straighten Out will be playing, along with the brilliant Ian Dury & The Blackheads on Friday 13th December.
Hope to have the Christmas presence of your-elves for a cracking good Christmas night of seriously good sounds.
Details to follow - watch this space...
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.
New Christmas Venue Confirmed
Thanks to Robo from Yardbirds, Grimsby for bringing our Grimsby gig forward to 30th August... this is so as not to clash with the Butlins Alt. Music Fest, Skegness in October
New dates for 2020
Our manangement team are busy sorting out next year's touring schedule. See the Dates section (left) for details of newly confirmed shows for 2020