10th Anniversary UK Tour 2018
SAT 17th FEB PAISLEY THE BUNGALOW
SAT 24th MAR LONDON Cancelled
SAT 31st MAR MANCHESTER Cancelled
SAT 14th APR DARLINGTON FORUM
SAT 28th APR ROTHERHAM TRADES
SAT 19th MAY WIGAN OLD COURTS
SAT 26th MAY BATHGATE DREADNOUGHT ROCKS
SUN 27th MAY OLDHAM STRUMMERCAMP
SAT 2nd JUNE LEICESTER MUSICIAN
SAT 14th JUL WORCESTER HUNTINGDON HALL
SAT 4th AUG NORWICH To be rearranged
SAT 18TH AUG DRIFFIELD TRIBFEST 2018
SAT 1st SEP GRIMSBY YARDBIRDS
SAT 15th SEP CORBY THE WHITE HART
SAT 29th SEP KEIGHLEY EXCHANGE
SUN 30th SEP LIVERPOOL ZANZIBAR
FRI 12TH OCT DERBY HAIRY DOG
SAT 13th OCT GUILDFORD SUBURBS
FRI 26th OCT STRINGS NEWPORT ISLE OF WIGHT
SAT 27th OCT PRESTON CONTINENTAL
SAT 10th NOV BOLTON To be rearranged
FRI 16TH NOV PAISLEY THE BUNGALOW
SAT 17th NOV BATHGATE DREADNOUGHT ROCKS
SAT 24TH NOV LEWES To be rearranged
SAT 8th DEC ST ALBANS THE HORN
SAT 15th DEC COVENTRY ARCHES Xmas Show
After a sweltering but hugely successful night in Worcester's amazing Huntingdon Hall, the band are firing on all four cylinders and looking forward playing our next festival show at Trib Fest in Driffield
The band are saddened by the recent news of the untimely passing of Stranglers fan, aficionado, friend and gentleman Rob Owen. We will remember him with great fondness for his enthusiasm and generosity when Straighten Out played at Heathfest, which he hosted in style back in August, 2016.
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 and they are joined by the powerhouse Casey 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...