One evening, at a small pub gig he met his manager-to-be, Anne-Marie Mackay. As a consequence, Guy was soon introduced to world touring when at the age of 21, in 1981 he joined Bryan Ferry’s Roxy Music for their last great outing.
Guy first met Mark Knopfler in 1983, arriving at his house with a Yamaha DX7 synthesiser under his arm. Being one of the first programmers in London with the ability to program the early FM synthesisers was particularly useful as Mark had just bought into a state-of-the-art New England Digital ‘Synclavier’ system which utilised space-age technology of the time and had an FM synthesiser which required operation. The pair immediately started work on two film soundtracks, ‘Cal’ and ‘Comfort and Joy’. It soon became obvious that Guy would join the band ‘Dire Straits’ as they set about rehearsing for the recording sessions for ‘Brothers in Arms’ album.
It was during the making of the Notting Hillbillies album that he really started to realize the many musical connections from childhood. Since 1983 he’s been closely involved in all Mark’s work both in Dire Straits, the solo albums ‘Golden Heart’, ‘Sailing to Philadelphia’, ‘Ragpicker’s dream’, ‘Shangri-La’, ‘Kill to get Crimson’, ‘Get Lucky’, ‘Tracker’, all the film projects and some exciting projects upcoming!.
There have been many collaborations in the studio with artists such as Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Aztec Camera, Difford and Tillbrook. Guys was fortunate enough to work with and get to know the wonderful Chet Atkins. The late Willie De Ville and Randy Newman were also notable landmarks.
When not working in his home studio, Guy will be engineering and co-producing projects with Mark Knopfler at Mark’s home base, the extraordinary British Grove Studios in London.