Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world.
“Wonderfully indiscreet… Pratt’s self – deprecating wit is irresistible” (Mojo)
“Bass players are ten a penny but a good wit is hard to find, so we hired him” (David Gilmour)
“Hilarious… Much recommended” (The Word)
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Should be names Guy Pratt's rock and roll stories
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It's not what you know....
Enjoyed this, Guy Pratt comes over as a bit of a winker but at the end of the day, he's played bass for Pink Floyd and you haven't, so, fair play! You'll enjoy this if you like Rick Wakeman's style and humour - certainly doesn't take itself too seriously and Guy has some good stories that hit the right balance between being funny and honest without being sensationalist. Worth a listen for classic rock fans.