About

guy160x160

 

Musician

A trumpet player since the age of seven, Guy  had a formal training in music throughout his school life. He became a jazz player in his teens but was seduced by the exciting pop scene developing in  early sixties Britain and by 1962 was hooked on songwriting and vocal arranging. After a two year spell with JOE MEEK  as a studio singer  he put his trumpet away for ever and switched to keyboards. In the seventies he formed a soft-rock band called ROGUE with two close friends, ex ONYX guitarist ALAN HODGE  and  JOHN HODKINSON,  former lead singer with the jazz-rock fusion band IF.  Three albums and a dozen singles  were internationally  released on EPIC and ARIOLA . All songs were penned by Guy and his lyricist partner, DOUG FLETT  and  ROGUE became known as a high quality vocal group with hit singles and a substantial following in the UK , Holland and Belgium.  All ROGUE recording will be re-released as a  four CD set in Autumn 2014

Songwriter

Guy met lyricist DOUG FLETT in 1966 and their long partnership has produced many classic recordings by International stars.  They were the first British writers to be recorded by ELVIS PRESLEY….  WONDERFUL WORLD, the opening song in Elvis’ movie LIVE A LITTLE LOVE A LITTLE  got his attention  and he requested more songs…. THE FAIR’S MOVING ON  was  tailor made for Elvis on his MEMPHIS TO VEGAS  country album and this was soon followed by  JUST PRETEND  a big success from  his documentary movie, THAT’S THE WAY IT IS.  Guy and Doug have enjoyed  four decades of success with recordings by many others….  RAY CHARLES, FRANKIE VALLI, JOE COCKER, HELEN REDDY, LOUISE MANDRELL and our own CLIFF RICHARD  who has recorded no fewer than twelve of their songs including international hits, POWER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, SING A SONG OF FREEDOM,  BABY YOU’RE DYNAMITE and WITH THE EYES OF A CHILD.  Today their song FALLEN ANGEL is in the smash hit Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS.

Music industry leader

Guy  moved into music publishing in 1970 and with Doug, set up their own company BIG SECRET MUSIC  Ltd.  He became Chairman of THE BRITISH ACADEMY OF SONGWRITERS COMPOSERS AND AUTHORS where for twelve years  he fought  many campaigns on behalf of British music creators . He was a founding director with ANDY HEATH  of BRITISH MUSIC RIGHTS  Ltd , now UK MUSIC  Ltd.  And joined the board of the PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY in 1998. He was elected Chairman of the PRS  in 2010  where he continues to fight for  his members  rights both here and abroad.  The digital age has  taken him into internet marketing  and rights management  via  his UK company COMMERCIAL ARTS LTD and his partnership with Norwegian friend and internet guru, THOR PETERSSEN  with their  newly  formed  INTERNET MUSIC Ltd.

Guy was honoured by the Queen in 20015 with an OBE for services to British Music.

 

 

  • The protector of rights

  • Passionate love of music

  • A FRIEND TO CREATORS

  • OBE

  • SODS

  • FRSA

Contact

Please fill out the form

I promise I will respect your privacy and NEVER disclose any information given through this form.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message