Off-Topic => Other Artists => Topic started by: Ulrich on May 28, 2022, 13:50:24

Title: R.I.P. Andy Fletcher
Post by: Ulrich on May 28, 2022, 13:50:24
QuoteAndy Fletcher obituary

Keyboard player and business brain of Depeche Mode who pushed the electronic band to long-lasting success

Fletcher was a keyboardist and passionate proponent of electronics, glorying in the synthesiser's role in overturning the convention of music being made with guitars and drums.
... his musicianly interests were rivalled by a head for business. He enjoyed keeping tabs on receipts and merchandising, and for Depeche Mode, who became one of the world's biggest touring groups in the 1990s, that was win-win: Fletcher was onstage behind his keyboard every night, but offstage performed dusty managerial duties. He estimated that he spent 17 years as player-manager; even after the band acquired heavyweight management he kept his hand in.