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Brothers in Arms drummers
Fernando Medina
Madrid, Spain

31st July 2015

Hi Doc! I have a question regarding the drummers on the BIA album. According to the credits, Terry Williams and Omar Hakim played drums on the album. I don't know if you remember, but which drums are Terry's and which are Omar's? Who played on each track? I love drums and drummers, so I'm interested ;-) Cheers! I kinda do
Santiago concert
jorge fuentes
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

31st July 2015

Great show last night !!! Please, next time you return to Santiago, do their best to play at a different location Multipurpose Sar, it is an aberration for the hearing. see you soon!!! Is there another venue? It's true, that place is quite possibly the 2nd worst venue of all time. Didn't stop you/us all from having a ball
Simply Right
Dermot O\\\'Reilly
Ireland

31st July 2015

Funny the Mick Hucknell thread - I got into trouble back in the eighties when vsiting my brother and his wife who were in Basle at the time. I said I didn't rate Simply Red just seemed a bit ordinary (me thinking vs likes of Otis Redding etc) and she being a fan unkown to me said (knowing me a Dire Straits fan) thought DS were shit. So now ever since I always take a second listen to Mick to make sure he really is shit before I speak up J. https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...] yep
Jim Cox
Matt Ross

31st July 2015

This video is worth its weight in gold ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...] Yes indeed
Where did the time go?
Dominique
Antwerp

31st July 2015

... well you know what they are saying when time is flying! ... :-))) Hope you are fully recovered now and enjoy the last two shows. Best, Dom All good thanks
Heartfelt thanks...
Mindy White
Lisbon

31st July 2015

For such a special evening. I haven't seen MK since the 80s and this was such a fantastic concert. My man and I were so impressed with the band and all your smiles. Mark was hysterical. When someone called out, "We love you, Mark" and he said, "Me, too" then said, "Oh,I mean, not 'me, me' I mean, 'me, you'" it was a hoot. And we, you, too. Lucky us, we will see all of you again when we travel to St. Augustine in October. Look for us waving our Lisboa red scarfs! Such gratitude from us for your beautiful music. Safe travels, Mindy Many thanks
Pied piper of LA
Tom Marvan
San Diego

31st July 2015

Hello Doc, It is good to hear you are on the mend. I would like to offer my belated thank you to the whole band for both RAH shows in May, which I had the privilege to attend. And then another beauty in Hannover, which, although sans Rudy and Nigel, was also wonderful. The audience was spellbound. Really great stuff. I look forward to seeing you in So Cal, closer to home for me, where apparently the thing to do now is play some pipes when you're stuck in traffic. McColdrick and McCusker (and you?) may need to have your recorders at the ready (don't say you don't have any). There WILL be traffic in LA... http://youtu.be/a6YnSo9nqM0
Thank you
andrea
Italy

30th July 2015

Hi Doc, thank you for your show in Piazzola sul Brenta, Mark and band in top form, hope to see you soon live again, this band is wonderful
Misc
Dermot O'Reilly
Heart of Ireland

29th July 2015

Hi Guy, Loving the Premier Guitar Rig Rundown videos that are now all over youtube don't know if you've seen any? Do you know if they have ever requested the same of Mark? They can be a little amusing such as .. "tell me about the replacement bridge to the '64 and what does that do for you etc? I think playing the right notes in the right places regardless of the instrument tends to help a bit myself. Linked Daniel Lanois as I think he's lovely J -Dermo https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
show in Lucca
Pini Luca
Mantova (Italy)

29th July 2015

Dear Guy, i'm glad to hear you recovered from your recent illness. Sorry we didn't meet before the wonderful show in Lucca: the crew was very nice and friendly, Richard, John and Michael entertained us with a very pleasant music, we were so excited.. Anyway, as i don't have any other means to ask that, i'd like to know if Mark appreciated the gift i gave him about the race driver Nuvolari. I hope he did, it's a sincere way to express how much his music has marked my life. I thank you all. Best regards, Luca
Padova
simon holmes

29th July 2015

Come on Fletch, what the hell happened in Padova? Marks guitar playing was on fire and on full throttle, simply amazing. Not that he usually isn't but technique-wise this show stands out a mile. What ever he ate for dinner that night … make it compulsory on the menu!
Touring opportunities
Rob Reynolds
UK

29th July 2015

Hi Guy, Lets hope Mick Hucknall doesn't come knocking for band members for a world tour.. Awkward!! Which leads me to my question.. If after all of the hullabaloo of this current tour has died down and you are busy working on other relatively minor bits and bobs at your home studio etc, when all of a sudden the phone rings and you get offered the chance to play with a major band on a money spinning world tour. Do you take the gig and all the trappings that go with it or do you consider what MK may or may not be planning for the future and turn down the lucrative opportunity based on what might or might not happen with MK? Money isn't everything and there really is NO band like this one.
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I think I need a doctor!?
Nigel Reed
Too Hot To Handle, Texas

29th July 2015

Heat? Let me tell you about heat. My air conditioning has been out since Saturday. It's 2pm in the afternoon and 90ºF (32.3ºC inside). Outside it's 93 and another 7 to go before reaching the high of 100F. I'm most uncomfortable and miserable at the moment. Do you recall your worst concert for either heat or cold? I bet you have a few stories... https://weather.yahoo.com/unit[...] Plenty, most are documented in the diaries but there was an outdoor DS Summertime gig in Gateshead where it snowed!
Curtains?
Rail King
Switzerland

29th July 2015

What about the lovely curtains at the back of your stage? They weren't there at the beginning of the tour, right? Anyway, I hope they're there to stay. They make for a lovely background. Best stage for MK ever, I think. They are out outdoor look
Emanuele Pirro
Charles O\'Neal
Kipawa, Quebec

29th July 2015

First let me say how happy we are that you're feeling better! As I caught up on your diary entries, I was asking myself,"You mean Emanuele Pirro the endurance racing legend?" And then I saw your pic with the Audi logo on his hat. I've watched him drive many times at the 12 Hours of Sebring - which finally brings me to my question. For some reason, I've thought you and the great and gentlemanly, Derek Bell live in the same region. Is this true and is he a friend as well? Thank you for allowing me to ask a non-music question. We look forward to seeing you play once again in Montreal this October! Yes, on both counts
Seville - best ever
Paul Watson
United Kingdom

29th July 2015

Hi, glad you are now well. Got back late last night to Nottingham from Seville after 4 nights there, had to say we went to Malaga last tour which i thought was the best MK gig id ever been to but was even topped by Seville!! 3 hours build up in the stadium was electric and i have to admit to quite a lump in the throat at the sax intro to Y.L.T. The sight of your cars cruising away into the night on the road at the back of the stadium was cool, i guess those first few miles after a show like that must feel great. keep up the great work! Thanks Paul
A full stadium concert
Eric C-C
Russia

29th July 2015

Hi Dr.Fletch, do you have the notion that today's concert in Lisbon is gonna be THE concert from this tour, in terms of its dimension? You'll be playing in a full stadium, not just a part of it (and sold out for some time already). After so many years now performing in smaller venues, how does the band feel about playing in a stadium? Do you still miss it and feel excited with it? Is it like a time travel, back to the big days? It's more about the audience experience than mine. I would prefer to see my favourite band somewhere other than a crammed stadium
Meet and Greet
Alberto Fernández
Guadalajara, Spain

29th July 2015

Was Oklahoma Ponnies played in the meet and greet in Seville? Of course
Nigel
Jackal

29th July 2015

Doc, do you feel Nigel has brought some saxual healing to the band? What do you think?
MFN Drummer
Lee
Wales

29th July 2015

Hi Doc, Check out this cool little dude playing the drums on Money For Nothing. He's clearly enjoying playing. A future talent to look out for don't you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?[...]
Hello Roma!
Graham
London

27th July 2015

Hi Guy Many thanks for the diaries which as many have said are a uniquely enjoyable and informative insight into the minutiae of touring. Your backstage incident in Rome had me chuckling as it bears a remarkable resemblance to the classic scene in Spinal Tap (which I 'm sure you're familiar with) where the band get lost on the way to the stage in Cleveland. Glad you're back to match fitness and enjoy the last few gigs, backstage geography permitting........ https://vimeo.com/26226974
American Soul MH.
Marie Jo Lebreton
Paris France

27th July 2015

Thank you so much Guy for answering my question. I got your point about MH because I watched the other day a couple of his interviews on YouTube. I only listened to one track on Big Love and it was ok. Nethertheless I won't buy the whole cd. I just have the Best of Simply Red because of his old repertoire that i really appreciate and I decided yesterday to buy American Soul for the same reason, the oldies goldies he picked up to perform!! Enjoy your monday!!
Tour Song selection
Neil Mitchell
Marlow, UK

27th July 2015

Hi Guy, You might get a bit bored of praise but I really think this years tour was excellent, in fact I would go as far to say as one of the best. I loved hearing the new songs and some old favourites especially where you have thrown in different songs on different dates. I will be ordering some live sticks very soon. I do get annoyed by people wanting just the old DS songs and I will say why. Marks songwriting is getting better and better as a solo artist and we want to hear the solo stuff just as well as DS stuff. Mark does not need to just play his old hits like some artists as his new stuff is equally good if not better. Hope you are all feeling better, I had a similar thing in Thailand and it put me out for two weeks, so I'm amazed you all carried on. What was odd was I ate street food and I was ok for 2 months then stayed at a posh 5 star hotel and had a seafood salad and within hours I was in hospital on a drip. Keep up the great work - I like the silent majority really love the diaries and your website Regards Neil We see this tour as being BY FAR the best, in just about every way.
Thank you Guy
Vicente Luis Bueso Lopez
Sevilla

27th July 2015

Thank you Guy, Mark, Richard and all the band for this absolutly wonderful concert. Awesome live sound... Perfect night. I cried with "Father and son". My 7 years daughter enjoyed with "Romeo and Juliet" and my wife maddened with "Telegraph road"... Thanks for giving us the opportunity to listen 3 great tracks from Tracker. Incredible concert. I hope you come back to Sevilla. Thank you from heart. What a show!
Tour
Lise Darbellay
Switzerland

27th July 2015

Happy to know that you are better ! What a weeck !You've done the equivalent of a marathon! Well deserved Holiday......you and all of the band! A day off is all we need...and we have it today in Lisbon
Tour
Al
Germany

27th July 2015

Good to hear you're feeling better. Quick questions: 1.Have you ever been this ill on an MK Tour before? 2. Tour Management seems to have picked quite a lot of places in the middle of nowhere this second half of Tour. This must be a factor which makes the Tour tougher for the crew. Any feedback on that being reconsidered next Tour? 1) yes 2) we look at many options and offers, these all had merits. The Spanish shows have been tough but good.
hello and good health!
Mark DeHart
charlotte nc

27th July 2015

Doc, Glad to hear you are better. Best of health to you and the Band. Happy Birthday to your wife Laurie! Mark cheers
Far from home
sofiane cheklat
Montreal

27th July 2015

Hello Doc, I just read your diary and hats off mister Fletcher, I cannot imagine how it was tough for you; being sick and far from home and family. A pro is a pro, Bravo. Happy that you're feeling better now. Thanks, yes all good now, feel great
Logistics
Gary Langridge
Canterbury, Kent

27th July 2015

Hi Guy, nice to see you back well and to see the return of the diaries. After reading an earlier forum post about making a 'behind the scenes' documentary, of which you said would not happen, would you ever give an insight to life on the road? Maybe you have already and I haven't seen it. The logistics of a tour must me horrendous. Simple things like the truck & tour bus driver hours & weekly rest periods must be taken into account when planning a show. The cars take you to the plane, then you fly & then the cars are waiting at the other end? Fast cars or 2 sets of them? Then there is catering. The band seem to eat in restaurants so is catering for the crew? People like myself would love reading about such events. How powerful is the PA? Do the crew sleep on the tour bus between shows...all that sort of stuff. Obviously you don't have the time to do such a thing right now, but if you ever did have the time to describe an average day for the band, crew, management, drivers etc, I am sure that not only myself would find it good reading, but many others would too Many thanks Gary (again lol) Well they do say there's a book in me.
Gredos
roi arias
Valladolid (Spain)

27th July 2015

Hi Doc First of all thank you for you effort and good performance in whatever health condition you are. You're again in Spain, and I hope you've enjoyed your last night gig as I did, first time ever I was so close from the band, I was lucky to be with the amazing people of the Spanishcity fan list, and we where on the front row, so much hot while we were waiting for the door opening but as always was worth the effort, Fito was a good warm up for you, and amazing how your crew replaced everything. I know that their work it's that, and it is not magic, but how did they manage to make it sound? They did not make any sound check after the change, just some guitar checks, drums check...just another question, did you have any problem with your keyboard? There where a man working with the output wires, it was so fast and when you're so close you get realized of this details. I wish you're fully recovered, Have fun! And enjoy your summer holidays, you deserve them Thank you again for your last night gig, not long enough even if it has lasted 6 hours. With such a fast turnaround, there were a few small tech issues, nothing serious.

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