News Archives: December 2020
Compiled by Terry Kilburn
December 23, 2020
Mark is proud to share Tommy Stewart’s release of ‘Cowboy Song’, Tommy’s first ever single to celebrate his late father’s memory. Having won the ‘Best Demo of the Year’ competition in 2019, Tommy performed on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury festival last year, and at the opening ceremony of ‘One Young World’ at the Royal Albert Hall; his Dad by his side all the way.
With the help of his brother Jake and his Dad’s colleagues, Tommy recorded the Thin Lizzy song at the award winning British Grove Studios which his father, David Stewart, set up in the early 2000s for Mark.Watch the video and stream ‘Cowboy Song’ here
December 11, 2020
This charity auction features a genuine 1965 vintage silver/grey acoustic guitar chipboard case as supplied by Gibson for L1 and similar size acoustic guitars (although you don’t need to put a guitar in it !) covered with unused Mark Knopfler tour passes and looking absolutely fabulous. 100% of the proceeds of this auction will go to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough, North-East England.
Please note: The guitar case has been donated to Zoe’s Place for auction, it has never belonged to Mark.
Auction now closedCOMMENT
December 3, 2020
Win Mark’s Teisco TG-64 electric guitar made in Japan.
“I felt I could discover things when I bought this classic Teisco TG-64 but diversions came up: European and US tours, recording and travelling, and I never gave it the chance it deserves. It’s perfectly original and in great shape, so I’m certain it has a soulful future with a guitar junkie somewhere.” –MK
The guitar is not signed but will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Auction ends Dec.14, 05:38 pm EST (USA). Auction on behalf of National Independent Talent Organization which advocates for and promotes the welfare of members and their represented artists via coalitions within the live touring ecosystem.COMMENT
December 1, 2020
PORTOBELLO ROAD GIN COMPANY
If like Mark, you fancy making your very own gin, visit The Portobello Road Gin Distillery in Mark’s old neighbourhood of Notting Hill, London, where the highly acclaimed Ginstitute experience awaits. Learn about the chequered history of gin, how its made, and ultimately make your very own recipe to take home, all with cocktails in hand. Enjoy an exclusive 10% off The Ginstitute experience when you buy in conjunction with Mark’s Local Heroes gin, using the code: MKGIN10
(Code valid until 31st December 2020)
THE GINSTITUTE INFO AND VOUCHERS: https://www.the-distillery.london/pages/the-ginstitute
You can also receive 20% off all tonics, including Pedrino, when you purchase a bottle of Local Heroes No. 3 using the code: MKTONIC20
(Code valid until 14th December 2020)
*Please note: only one code can be used per transaction.
D’Addario are the leading manufacturers of high quality musical instrument strings and accessories, and have been Mark’s go-to choice for guitar strings for over 30 years.
‘I always use D’Addario strings on everything, acoustic and electric. In 30 years I’ve never had a bad string on a guitar.’ – MK
They have set up a code for Mark’s fans for 25% off everything on site, plus free shipping on orders over $50/£50 – just enter the code KNOPFLER25 at checkout.
(Code valid until 18th December 2020 in the US and UK only)
SHEET MUSIC DIRECT
An extensive range of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits sheet music is available to help you learn to play your favourite songs at home via Sheet Music Direct, where you can instantly download to print, or view on your computer, tablet or phone.
Enter the code MARK20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount on your order.
(Code valid until 18th December 2020. Not valid in Germany/Austria.)COMMENT