Bio Guy Fletcher by ewI0i9o

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									                                 GUY FLETCHER

Guy Fletcher was born in 1960 in Maidstone, Kent. His parents had their own group ‘The
Cameos’, and soon Guy was taking an interest in music, singing songs at 4 years old in the
Fletcher garage studio.

It was the Beatles who eventually put the seal on Guy’s future. In 1967 he heard one
particular record which made up his mind: Strawberry Fields. It was the start of his life-long
fascination with studio work and production. Other influences came through Deep Purple,
Steely Dan, Keith Emerson, and Phil Spector. After a 2 year period of studio engineering, his
keyboard talents came to the fore and the natural progression kept on course as he joined
Bryan Ferry’s Roxy Music in 1981 for their first great outing, the Avalon Tour.

Meeting Mark Knopfler in 1983 kept his growing skills as a keyboard player firmly in the
spotlight. For a young man whose roots were not based in the blues of the Northern Maestro,
Guy found the transition to this slightly different area of music no trouble at all. Blues and
Country may have been a little out of his remit, but as Guy says “I’ve always felt at home with
the material, - I tend to lean towards a more folky, more roots feel.” Since 1983 Guy has
been involved in all Mark’s work, both in Dire Straits, the solo album Golden Heart and the
film projects.

Other collaborations have proved equally successful. In addition to Roxy Music, Guy has
worked with Tina Turner, Aztec Camera and many others. Notably, through his connection
with Mark, Guy has also worked with the legendary Chet Atkins, Willie De Ville and Randy
Newman and Jimmy Nail.

Guy has been a member of Dire Straits for 15 years and the Notting Hillbillies since their
conception in 1990, performing live and working in the studio. After many collaborative film
projects with Mark Knoffler and also with Rupert Gregson-Williams, Guy has recently finished
scoring his fourth solo feature film ‘Niagara Motel’.




                                     FILM CREDITS
                                    SOLO FILM CREDITS

                                     NIAGARA MOTEL
                                       SPIRIT TRAP
                                    SERGEANT PEPPER
                                         TOOTH

                     CO-COLLABORATIONS WITH MARK KNOFFLER
                                       CAL
                                COMFORT & JOY
                                PRINCESS BRIDE
                             LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN
                                   METROLAND
                                  WAG THE DOG

                 CO-COLLABORATIONS WITH R. GREGSON-WILLIAMS
                            URBAN GHOST STORY
                                CRIME SPREE
                        TV CREDITS

                      THE BIG HILL - BBC
                      TRISTAN DA CUHNA
           GOLD PROSPECTING IN GUYANA - BBC
                  THEATRE SCHOOL - BBC
         MUMMY DOESNT LIVE HERE ANYMORE - BBC
             AT HOME WITH THE BRAITHWAITES
            (Co-writer with Rupert Gregson-Williams)


                          ALBUMS

          BRYAN FERRY - Boys and Girls - (EG Records)
                BRYAN FERRY - Mamouna - (Virgin)
           - ROXY MUSIC - The High Road (EG Records)
         DIFFORD AND TILLBROOK - Difford and Tillbrook
                 - TINA TURNER - Break Every Rule
- GUY FLETCHER/BRENDAN CROKER - On The Big Hill (Silverstone)
         PAUL BRADY Songs and Crazy Dreams (Fontana)
                   MICK JAGGER – She’s the Boss
                       AZTEC CAMERA - Knife
                      WILLIE DE VILLE - Miracle
           BELOUIS SOME - Some People (Co-produced)
                   NOTTING HILLBILLIES - Missing
        (Produced, Engineered and Performed - Phonogram)
     CHET ATKINS & MARK KNOPFLER - Neck & Neck (CBS)
                 RANDY NEWMAN - Land of Dreams
                       (also Arranged - Warners)
           DIRE STRAITS - Brothers in Arms (Phonogram)
                   DIRE STRAITS - On Every Street
                    (Co-produced and Performed)
                    DIRE STRAITS - On the Night
              (Co-produced, Engineered. and Performed)
           MARK KNOPFLER - Golden Heart (Phongram)
         CAST FLYING - 3 TRK E.P. RELEASED XMAS 97
                     (Produced & Mixed - Polydor)



                          TOURS
   STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL (BRITISH TOUR) 1980
         ROXY MUSIC (AVALON WORLD TOUR) 1981
            AZTEC CAMERA (BRITISH TOUR) 1986
     DIRE STRAITS (2 WORLD TOURS) 1985-86 & 1991 –93
             BRYAN FERRY (WORLD TOUR) 1995
           MARK KNOPFLER (WORLD TOUR) 1996
     NOTTING HILLBILLIES (2BRITISH TOURS) 1989 & 1997
              JIMMY NAIL (BRITISH TOUR) 1997

								
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