Andy Fletcher is a musician from England with a net worth of $70 million in 2022. Andrew Fletcher was born in July 1961 in Nottingham, England.
Andy is well recognized for being a founding member of Depeche Mode’s keyboard section. The band was formed in 1980, and their debut studio album, Speak & Spell, was released in 1981, reaching #10 in the UK.
Andy Fletcher Net Worth 2022
|Net Worth:||$70 Million (2022)|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 8, 1961 (60 years old)|
|Profession:||Keyboard Player, Musician, Actor, Disc jockey, Spokesperson|
Andy Fletcher Early Life
Joy and John Fletcher had four children, the eldest of whom was Fletcher. When he was two years old, his family relocated from Nottingham to Basildon. From an early age, he was a member of the local Boys’ Brigade, largely to play football.
Andy Fletcher Career
When punk rock first appeared on the music scene in 1976, Fletcher was 15 years old. He stated that this was “Obviously, this is the ideal age to do so… We were really fortunate in our lives “.
Bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure, Kraftwerk, the early Human League, and early OMD influenced him. Fletcher played bass guitar in the short-lived band No Romance in China, which he established with schoolmate Vince Clarke.
Fletcher, Martin Gore, and Clarke, who were now all synthesizer players, founded Composition of Sound in 1980. Until singer Dave Gahan was hired into the band later that year, Clarke served as the principal songwriter and also provided lead vocals, after which they chose the moniker Depeche Mode at Gahan’s suggestion. Clarke quit the band in late 1981, soon after their debut album Speak & Spell was released.
A Broken Frame, their follow-up album from 1982, was produced as a trio, with Gore taking over songwriting duties.
Alan Wilder, a musician, and producer, joined the band in late 1982, and the band remained a quartet until Wilder’s retirement in 1995. The core trio of Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher stayed active from then until the release of Spirit in 2017 and the subsequent world tour.
Andy Fletcher Cause of Death
Andy Fletcher, who was 60 years old at the time, died on May 26, 2022. He died at his home from natural causes.
Andy Fletcher Personal Life
For nearly 30 years, Fletcher was married to Gráinne Fletcher. They had two children together.
Fletcher was known for his chess skills while Depeche Mode was traveling with Blancmange in the early 1980s. In interviews, Blancmange’s Neil Arthur has remarked “never won a game of chess with Andy Fletcher!” Fletcher owned the Gascogne restaurant on Blenheim Terrace in St. John’s Wood, London, in the 1990s.
In the mid-1990s, he made a series of disastrous investments that resulted in a number of financial settlements between Lloyd’s of London and Daniel Miller.
Glyn Brown of The Independent wrote about the 1993 Devotional Tour: “… a 180-show extravaganza that became the epitome of hell. Depeche Mode, down to Gore, Gahan, and Andrew Fletcher, used separate limos and changing rooms and were scarcely speaking to one another.
Andrew Fletcher’s deepening depression did result in a full nervous breakdown in the summer of 1994, and the smack-blasted vocalist required cortisone shots just to perform. Borderline alcohol problem Gore suffered pressure seizures, and Andrew Fletcher’s deepening depression resulted in a full nervous breakdown in the summer of 1994.”