Summer update – news and upcoming gigs

This summer looks to be an exciting one for Fletch’s Brew. In the final week of June the band play four consecutive nights at Ronnie Scott’s opposite the great Pat Metheny. Staring at 11 on Thursday and Friday and the regular 1am slot on Friday and Saturday, the Brew featuring Paul Stacey, a legendary guitarist in his own right, look to delight fans who have travelled round the world to see these set of gigs at Ronnie’s. In July the Brew play opposite Charles McPherson, Pharoah Sanders and Mike Stern.
In other news the band are considering releasing their acclaimed concept album 39 & 47 as a double-LP. If you are interested in purchasing the album on vinyl let us know. If there are analogue lovers among the fan base we’ll get them pressed.

 

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Stay tuned for more updates!

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Mark Fletcher Solo and 2016 update #2

Mark Fletcher and the Brew continue to swing into spring with new material in their set list including ever more tunes from the band that arguably invented modern jazz-fusion, The Tony Williams Lifetime. Gigs at Ronnie’s continue to draw praise from far and wide including from a film maker who intends to include a live performance of the band in a forthcoming feature film. Stay tuned here for when we can reveal more details. In the meantime cop a load of this new solo from the man himself!

For lessons and to get in touch with Mark, please use markfletchermusic@gmail.com.

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Mark’s interview on the international Ronnie Scott’s radio show – March 2016

The International Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show with Ian Shaw, this week features the brilliant UK drummer Mark ‘Fletch’ Fletcher and his amazing band Fletch’s Brew.

Fletch’s Brew can often seen playing the Late, Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s, and that show is an absolute must if you love late night jazz. This programme offers a fascinating insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Ronnie Scott’s too. as you’ll hear when you listen in to Ian and Mark chatting.

You can hear stories about the album ’39 & 47′, Ronnie Scott, Mark Murphy, James Moody and Ian Shaw’s sometimes strange sleeping habits.

The show was first broadcast on Jazz FM 91 in Toronto on Friday 4th March 2016.

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Mark Fletcher solo at Ronnie’s jam #2

Another week, another great jam at Ronnie’s, with Mark playing a scorching drum solo. Please also follow Mark’s Youtube channel – more great stuff to follow shortly!

 

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2016 update #1 – gigs, plans and more

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Mark Fletcher and Fletch’s Brew. The band rounded out January with a sold out gig at London’s legendary Vortex.

 

The gig featuring, Laurence Cottle, Jim Watson and Freddie Gavita was said to be one of the band’s finest hours since the release of the concept album ’39 & 47’.

 

February sees the band returning to their usual stomping ground at Ronnie Scott’s and will also see the band doing their first ever show at the Royal Albert Hall on the 25th of February. Punters are recommended to book in advance here (http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2016/late-night-jazz-fletchs-brew/). This should be a very special evening for all involved…plus a free drink for anyone who can find Hitler’s long lost testicle.

 

The band are looking forward to releasing live material on Mark Fletcher’s new website and have plans to head back into the studio before the end of the year. Hold on tight…it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

 

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Mark Fletcher 2011 – Feel and influences

Here is a video of Mark talking about feel and influences – a great insight into his playing:

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Mark Fletcher at Planet Drum

Mark Fletcher music is slowly, but surely taking shape on the vast landscape of the internet. A video section of the site will be live shortly, in the meantime please enjoy a snippet of Mark playing at Planet Drum.

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