Tuesday, October 19, 2021

GUY PRATT SOUGHT-AFTER BASSIST BY THE LEGENDS: PINK FLOYD-DAVID GILMOUR-NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS MEMBER -EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO

 G U Y 

P R A T T 

CELEBRATED BASS GUITARIST

and MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

PINK FLOYD... DAVID GILMOUR... 

NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL 

OF SECRETS

ROXY MUSIC... BRYAN FERRY ... and so on!

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW


Guy Pratt rose to prominence when he was chosen as the bass player for Pink Floyd’s post-Roger Waters Delicate Sound of Thunder and P*U*L*S*E world tours in 1987 and 1994. He co-performed the vocals in “Run Like Hell”, “Another Brick in The Wall (Part 2)”, “Us and Them” and “Comfortably Numb” with David Gilmour during the live shows. He also performed on several tracks on The Division Bell album, though most of the bass parts were performed by Gilmour. Tony Levin performed most of the bass parts on Momentary Lapse of Reason, with Pratt replacing him on the accompanying tour due to Levin ‘s unavailability. 
Guy with Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

He also toured as part of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s On an Island band, alongside another Pink Floyd member (and his father-in-law), Richard Wright. Guy has played on countless hit records for the likes of Tom Jones, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Iggy Pop, The Pretenders, Ronan Keating, Electronic, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Orb, Natalie Imbruglia, All Saints, Bond, and Elton John.


As well as touring with Coverdale Page, The Power Station and Gary Moore. He has also tried his hand at writing and producing, notching up hits with artists including RobertPalmer, The Orb, Fat Les, Jimmy Nail, Marianne Faithful and Debbie Harry. He has won a Grammy and been nominated for 2 Ivor Novello Awards. Aside from his bass playing, Guy has spent time in the comparatively quiet world of Film & TV music composing. He has contributed score and songs for ‘Hackers’ and ‘Still Crazy’ as well as writing and producing the scores for Channel 4′s ‘Spaced’ (Series 1&2), ‘Now You See Her’ (film for Sky TV), ‘The Young Person’s Guide to becoming a Rock Star’, ‘Randall & Hopkirk (deceased)’, and the BBC series ‘Linda Green’. Also contributing to Dawn French’s ‘Wild West’ and ‘Jimmy Nail’s Crocodile Shoes 2′. Not to mention the theme music for ‘the Pepsi Chart show ‘and various commercials. Documentaries include ‘Riddle of the skies’, ‘The Roswell Incident’, ‘Terror in Texas’, ‘Gloria’s Toxic Death’, ‘The Underboss’, ‘Tracing Che’, ‘Greatest Heroes’ and ‘The Oldest Mummies on earth’. For theatre he co-wrote the score for ‘The Bedbug’ by Mayakovsky with Gary Kemp, ‘The Remarkable Piety of the Infamous’ which was performed at The Baron’s Court Theatre and ‘Lena’ by Carla Lane performed at the Valley Theatre, Liverpool and The Pleasance, Edinburgh.
Guy with Pink Floyd
Guy with Pink Floyd
He was also Musical Director of ‘I just called by to see the man’ directed by Richard Wilson at the Royal Court. In 2005 he took his one-man comedy show, ‘My Bass and other Animals’ to Edinburgh, where it was a sellout hit. He then toured it successfully over the next few years, whilst finding time to squeeze in tours and recording with David Gilmour, Roxy Music (with whom he appeared at Live 8) and Bryan Ferry. He also played on the Jimmy Page/ Leona Lewis version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ for the Beijing Olympics. His book ‘My Bass and other Animals’ was published in 2007, garnering both critical and commercial success, and currently on its fifth reprint. In July 2008 he undertook a twenty-one-date tour of Australia with his updated show ‘Breakfast of Idiots’.
He had previously taken his show down under twice before, including 2 appearances on the smash hit TV show ‘Spicks & Specks’. 

Guy returned to the Edinburgh festival in 2010 with his new show ‘Guy Pratt’s Wake Up Call!’ which he also performed at the Manchester Comedy Festival and Notting Hill’s 20th Century Theatre in October 2010. 

He embarked on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with the show in the Spring of 2011. Guy was also the musical director of the last two series of The Rob Brydon Show. He was also host of 2 major events and international consultant on the Word Adelaide Festival in August 2013.


Purchase


MY BASS

AND OTHER

ANIMALS


By GUY PRATT


Guy Pratt came of age just as playing bass became sexy. In spurning the guitar solo, punk put the low-end on more of an equal footing—or maybe it was just that Paul Simonon and Bruce Foxton were pretty cool. Either way, people were trying out the basslines of "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" or "Peaches." Having dallied with Funkapolitan, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with the smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. At a ludicrously young age he became a sought-after bass player to the stars, finding himself crawling from studios to bars and from hotels to stadiums with the likes of Robert Palmer, Womack & Womack, Bernard Edwards, Bryan Ferry, and David Crosby. The 1980s were in their prime, and with a number of Crolla-suited appearances in windswept videos behind him, he was invited to join Pink Floyd for a series of stadium extravaganzas to make Bono & Co. look fairly modest.


He was in The Smiths for a week, has traveled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page, spent time in the studio with Michael Jackson, and has lived to tell all. This autobiographical account emerges from the successful stand-up tour of the same name, charting his journey from a Mod band to playing with Roxy Music at Live 8.

 

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NICK MASON'S

SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

WORLDWIDE CONCERT TOUR 

North America

18/01/2022

Massey Hall, Toronto

19/01/2022

Theatre St. Denis 1, Montreal

21/01/2022

Shubert Theatre, Boston

22/01/2022

PPAC, Providence

24/01/2022

The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

25/01/2022

Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

26/01/2022

Benedum Center, Pittsburgh

28/01/2022

Beacon Theatre, New York

30/01/2022

The Anthem, Washington, DC

01/02/2022

Music Hall, Cincinnati

02/02/2022

Akron Civic Theatre, Akron

04/02/2022

Chicago Theatre, Chicago

06/02/2022

Riverside Theater, Milwaukee

08/02/2022

Stifel Theatre, St. Louis

09/02/2022

Cannon Center, Memphis

10/02/2022

Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kansas City

12/02/2022

15/02/2022

Paramount Theatre, Denver

17/02/2022

Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix

18/02/2022

The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles

21/02/2022

Balboa Theatre, San Diego

23/02/2022

Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento

24/02/2022

Fox Theater, Oakland

26/02/2022

Moore Theatre, Seattle

27/02/2022

First Interstate Center, Spokane

28/02/2022

The Orpheum, Vancouver

Ireland

13/04/2022

Convention Centre, Dublin

14/04/2022

Uslter Hall, Belfast

United Kingdom

16/04/2022

Barbican, York

18/04/2022

Philharmonic, Liverpool

19/04/2022

New Theatre, Oxford

20/04/2022

G Live, Guildford

22/04/2022

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

23/04/2022

Royal Albert Hall, London

24/04/2022

Regent, Ipswich

26/04/2022

Dome, Brighton

27/04/2022

St. David's Hall, Cardiff

28/04/2022

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

30/04/2022

City Hall, Sheffield

01/05/2022

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

03/05/2022

O2 City Hall, Newcastle

04/05/2022

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

06/05/2022

O2 Apollo, Manchester

07/05/2022

Forum, Bath

08/05/2022

Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

10/05/2022

Guildhall, Portsmouth

11/05/2022

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Europe

14/05/2022

Vaerket, Randers

16/05/2022

The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen

17/05/2022

Sentrum Scene, Oslo

19/05/2022

House of Culture, Helsinki

21/05/2022

Alexela Hall, Tallinn

23/05/2022

BKZ Oktyabrsky, St. Petersburg

25/05/2022

Kremlin, Moscow

28/05/2022

Klub Wytwórnia, Lódz

30/05/2022

Budapest Park, Budapest

31/05/2022

Hall 9 @ Zagreb Trade Fair, Zagreb

01/06/2022

Belexpo Centar, Belgrade

06/06/2022

Istanbul, VU Arena

08/06/2022

NDK - National Palace of Culture, Sofia

09/06/2022

Arenele Romane, Bucharest

11/06/2022

Gasometer, Vienna

12/06/2022

Forum, Prague

13/06/2022

Tempodrom, Berlin

15/06/2022

den Atelier, Luxembourg

16/06/2022

Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven

17/06/2022

Cirque Royale, Brussels

19/06/2022

Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg

20/06/2022

Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt

22/06/2022

Grand Rex, Paris

24/06/2022

KKL, Lucerne

25/06/2022

Piazza Napoleone, Lucca

26/06/2022

Stupinigi Sonic Park, Turin

28/06/2022

Geneva, Theatre De Leman

30/06/2022

Stuttgart, Leiederhalle Beethoven-Saal

01/07/2022

Hamburg, Laeiszhalle

02/07/2022

Bad Honnef, Inseln Grafenwerth

04/07/2022

Munich, Circus Krone

05/07/2022

06/07/2022

Munster, Halle Munsterland

09/07/2022

BARTS, Barcelona

10/07/2022

Vistalegre Arena, Madrid

12/07/2022

Super Bock Arena, Porto

13/07/2022

Campo Pequeno, Lisbon


GUY PRATT

Discography

1980s

Year  Title  Artist

1984  Sidewalk     Icehouse

1985  The Ups and Downs       Stephen Duffy

1985  The Dream Academy      The Dream Academy

1985  Riptide        Robert Palmer

1985  "Discipline of Love" (single)     Robert Palmer

1986  Measure for Measure      Icehouse

1987  Luz Y Sombra      Flans

1987  Remembrance Days        The Dream Academy

1987  Bête Noire   Bryan Ferry

1987  "Kiss and Tell" (single)   Bryan Ferry

1987  "The Right Stuff" (single)         Bryan Ferry

1988  One More Story    Peter Cetera

1988  Delicate Sound of Thunder       Pink Floyd

1989  Kite   Kirsty MacColl

1989  Legend in a Loungeroom Andy Qunta

1989  Like a Prayer        Madonna

1989  "Like a Prayer" (single)   Madonna

1989  "Dear Jessie" (single)      Madonna

1989  "Oh Father" (single)        Madonna

1990s

Year  Title  Artist

1990  Wild and Lonely   The Associates

1990  Naked         Blue Pearl

1990  I'm Breathless       Madonna

1990  Toy Matinee Toy Matinee

1991  Ripe  Banderas

1991  Pop Life      Bananarama

1991  Long Road  Junior Reid

1991  Electric Landlady  Kirsty MacColl

1991  Storyville    Robbie Robertson

1991  A Different Kind of Weather    The Dream Academy

1991  The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld        The Orb

1992  Masterfile   Icehouse

1992  Growing Up in Public     Jimmy Nail

1992  U. F. Orb    The Orb

1993  Debravation Debbie Harry

1993  Donna De Lory     Donna De Lory

1993  Call Me Nightlife  Nokko

1993  Elemental    Tears for Fears

1994  Billy Pilgrim         Billy Pilgrim

1994  Mamouna   Bryan Ferry

1994  Well...         Katey Sagal

1994  The Division Bell  Pink Floyd

1994  "Take It Back" (single)    Pink Floyd

1994  Heitor TP    Heitor Pereira

1994  The Next Hundred Years Ted Hawkins

1994  Meanwhile  Third Matinee

1994  Fruit of Life Wild Colonials

1995  Euroflake in Silverlake   Gregory Gray

1995  HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I     Michael Jackson

1995  Pulse Pink Floyd

1995  A Spanner in the Works  Rod Stewart

1996  Raise the Pressure Electronic

1997  Dark Days in Paradise    Gary Moore

1997  Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix       Michael Jackson

1997  The Next Hundred Years [Gold Edition]      Ted Hawkins

1997  Restless Heart Reunion   David Coverdale & Whitesnake

1998  Dil Se.. for the song Dil Se Re  A. R. Rahman

1998  Messiah Meets Progenitor        Messiah

1998  The Ted Hawkins Story: Suffer No More     Ted Hawkins

1999  What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? Echo & the Bunnymen

1999  Michael Hutchence         Michael Hutchence

1999  Reload        Tom Jones

2000s

Year  Title  Artist

2000  Lemonjelly.ky      Lemon Jelly

2000  Ronan         Ronan Keating

2000  Somewhere in the Sun: Best of the Dream Academy        The Dream Academy

2001  Born  Bond

2001  Crystal Days: 1979-1999 Echo & the Bunnymen

2001  Jacob Young         Jacob Young

2001  Bring Down the Moon    Naimee Coleman

2001  White Lilies Island Natalie Imbruglia

2001  Read My Lips       Sophie Ellis-Bextor

2001  Mixed Up World Pt. 2     Sophie Ellis-Bextor

2001  They Called Him Tin Tin Stephen Duffy

2001  Mink Car    They Might Be Giants

2001  Toy Matinee: Special Edition   Toy Matinee

2002  Watching Angels Mend  Alex Lloyd

2002  Born [Japan Bonus Tracks]       Bond

2002  Shine Bond

2002  Lost Horizons       Lemon Jelly

2002  Festival       Paola & Chiara

2003  Remixed [Japan Bonus Tracks] Bond

2003  Journey into Paradise      Dr. Alex Paterson

2003  The Outer Marker Just Jack

2003  Shoot from the Hip         Sophie Ellis-Bextor

2003  Reload [Bonus Tracks]   Tom Jones

2004  Mistaken Identity  Delta Goodrem

2004  Live at Montreux, 1990  Gary Moore

2005  Explosive: The Best of bond     Bond

2005  A Million in Prizes: The Anthology    Iggy Pop

2006  On an Island David Gilmour

2006  "Arnold Layne" (single)  David Gilmour

2006  So Still        Mozez

2006  Living in a Giant Candle Winking at God     Transit Kings

2007  Dylanesque Bryan Ferry

2008  Live in Gdańsk     David Gilmour

2010s

Year  Title  Artist

2010  Olympia      Bryan Ferry

2010  No Decoder Yogi Lang Band

2011  Everything Changes       Julian Lennon

2012  Concerto for Group and Orchestra      Jon Lord

2014  The Endless River Pink Floyd

2014  Avonmore   Bryan Ferry

2015  Rattle That Lock   David Gilmour

2017  Live at Pompeii    David Gilmour

2019  Tales from Outer Space  RPWL

2020s

Year  Title  Artist

2020  Live at the Roundhouse  Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secret









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