Guy Fletcher


Guy Fletcher

Infobox musical artist
Name = Guy Fletcher



Img_capt = Performing with Mark Knopfler on July 18, 2008 at the NAC in Ottawa, Canada
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Guy Fletcher
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Born = Birth date and age|1960|5|24
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Origin = Maidstone, Kent, England
Instrument = keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
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Genre = Rock
Occupation = Musician, producer
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Associated_acts = Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Roxy Music, The Notting Hillbillies
URL = [http://www.guyfletcher.co.uk Official Website]
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Guy Fletcher (born May 24, 1960 in Maidstone, Kent, England) Fletcher is a multi-instrumentalist, best known for his position as the keyboardist in the popular English rock band Dire Straits from 1984 until the group's dissolution, and his involvement in nearly every part of Mark Knopfler's solo work to date.

Biography

Guy was born into a musical family; his uncle, also named Guy Fletcher, has written several hits for other artists with composing partner Doug Flett, joining Roxy Music in 1981 for their 'Avalon' world tour.

Young Guy Fletcher learned keyboards, guitars, and a variety of stringed instruments. In 1983, Fletcher was recruited by Dire Straits' lead guitarist Mark Knopfler to work on the music for the film "Cal". He joined Dire Straits in 1984, a year before their most successful album, "Brothers in Arms", which put the band in a globally acclaimed spotlight.

Following the disbanding of Dire Straits in 1995, Fletcher has continued to be associated with the band's frontman Mark Knopfler's solo career as a core member of his band. Between late February and August, 2005, Fletcher completed a world tour with Mark Knopfler, promoting Knopfler's 2004 solo album, "Shangri-La" and in 2006 rounded off the duets tour with Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. Fletcher co-produced and played keyboards on Mark Knopfler's latest solo album, Kill To Get Crimson, and was again part of his subsequent world tour, beginning in March 2008.

In 1996, Fletcher toured as part of Bryan Ferry´s band on his Mamouna world tour.

olo work

Fletcher's first solo album, titled [http://www.guyfletcher.co.uk/audio/audio.php "Inamorata"] , was released on January 28, 2008. Mark Knopfler guests on lead guitar for two tracks, and various musicians who have been assosciated with Knopfler's band also make appearances.

Personal life

Guy Fletcher lives with his wife and two children near Chichester on the south coast of England. Guy is an advid windsurfer and weather watcher.

On his 48th birthday, Guy was given Knopfler's red stratocaster on stage in Brighton as a gift.

References

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/descapulets The Capulets]


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