Guy Fletcher played Keyboards with Roxy Music on their 1982 tour and with Bryan Ferry on his mamouna album and 1994 tour. He also played with Phil Manzanera & Andy Mackay on The Explorers album.
When Guy Fletcher was born in 1960 in Maidstone, Kent, music was already a way of life in the Fletcher household. Mum and dad had their own group 'The Cameos', and as soon as Guy could walk he was taking an interest. By the age of 4 he was singing songs in the Fletcher garage studio.
In fact 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. Surprisingly for one so young, Guy was fascinated by the sounds the Beatles were making. It was the start of his life-long fascination with studio work and production. Other influences came through Deep Purple, Steely Dan, Keith Emerson, Phil Spector. After a 2 year stint 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 1982 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.
And the great attract the good, and vice versa; other collaborations have proved equally successful, for apart from Roxy Music, Guy has worked with Tina Turner, Aztec Camera and many others. Notably, though his connection with Mark, Guy has 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. He has also collaborated with such artists as; randy Newman, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams, Roxy Music, Chet Atkins amongst others.
Guy Fletcher is credited on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums
- The High Road
- Boys And Girls
- The Explorers
- Crack the Whip
- Up In Smoke
- Heart Still Beating
- The Complete Explorers