The ex-member of Dire Straits, Guy Fletcher today is celebrating his 60th birthday. Guy Fletcher is born on May 24, 1960, in the town of Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Fletcher’s family is a musical family. Ted Fletcher, father of Guy is working as an audio designer, and his mother Barbara is a session singer.
Guy’s ambition in life to play almost on all music instruments, and to be multi-instrumentalist led him to the position of being one of the two keyboard players in the rock band Dire Straits. Among his early musical influences were The Beatles and Deep Purple.
He entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a former member of Dire Straits in 2018. Mark Knopfler has recruited him in 1983. Together they have worked on the music for the movies Cal and Comfort and Joy.
Guy joined Dire Straits in 1984, a year before band’s most successful album Brothers in Arms, which put them in a globally acclaimed spotlight. During all these years, Guy has never stopped to work on producing and touring with other musicians.
After the disbanding of Dire Straits, Fletcher continued his collaboration and association with Mark Knopfler. He never stopped working and collaborating with other musicians. In his list there are collaborations with Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Tina Turner, Ben E. King, and many more.
Fletcher has also produced and played keyboards on Mark Knopfler’s Get Lucky album and was a part of his world tour in 2010 and 2019 tour. Today, Fletcher lives with his wife Laura and their two children Max and Leon in Aldwick, West Sussex.