David Knopfler is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, record producer, poet, and book writer. He is the younger brother of guitarist Mark Knopfler.
He is a co-founder of the rock band Dire Straits, with whom he spent three years. After quitting the band, Knopfler embarked upon a solo career as a recording artist. Knopfler initially created smaller record labels, publishing companies, and indie labels.