Two bands are known as The Straits, one from The Netherlands the other from UK. 1. The Straits is a band from the Netherlands and got together in june 2005 and that was about time! Most of the Straits already knew each other and it was a twist of fate that got them to meet Patrik Muller and Wilko Stroo. The Straits intentions are not to create a new genre in music but to find the perfect popsong and present it to the world! Oasis, The Beatles and The Stone Roses preceded us. The Straits are bound by the chemistry to find a certain energy and a smile in their songs. Their history is short, the future indefinite but the feeling is eternal. 2. The Straits from the UK has at it's core 3 former members of Dire Straits, Alan Clark, Phil Palmer and Chris White. Due to popular demand they are now touring again to bring once more the much loved songs. On the road they are supported by Steve Ferrone, Terence Reis, Mick Feat and Jamie Squire.