Radio Dire Straits you can listen on this page of our site. Station work in genres: Discography. Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, their str. Radio Dire Straits has a rating 5.0. Broadcasting country: United Kingdom. The station was rated by 150 listeners. Radio Dire Straits you can also listen in the FMCUBE app for Android.