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Guy Pratt
Guy Pratt On An Island Tour Cropped
Background Information
Born London, UK
Date 3 January 1962
Genre Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Art rock
Occupation Musician, composer
Instruments Vocals, bass, guitar
Years active 1984 - present
Associated acts Pink Floyd
David Gilmour
Roxy Music
Chester Kamen
The Power Station
Musician

Guy Pratt (born 3 January 1962 in London, England) is a well-known session bassist and also a songwritter, actor and comedian, who has performed with The Power Station during The Living In Fear Tour.

BiographyEdit

Pratt is best known for his work as a session player. He has worked with Pink Floyd, Echo & the Bunnymen, Kirsty MacColl, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Lemon Jelly, The Orb, All Saints, Icehouse, Madonna, Stephen Duffy, Robbie Robertson, Roxy Music, Michael Jackson, Gary Moore, Robert Palmer, Billy Pilgrim, A. R. Rahman,Womack & Womack, Coverdale Page and Toy Matinee. He is a member of The Transit Kings with Alex Paterson (of The Orb), Jimmy Cauty (of The KLF), and Dominic Beken. Cauty and Pratt also released "I Wanna 1-2-1 With You" as Solid Gold Chartbusters. Since 2006, Guy Pratt has been playing bass for Bryan Ferry and is currently accompanying him on his solo tour throughout Europe.

Pratt hit the big stage 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 and 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 his unavailability .

Pratt has also composed music for TV. He produced, co-wrote and played bass, guitar and keys on the music for the 1998 Channel 4 drama series The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star. With regular collaborator Dom Beken, he provided the theme music to Spaced. Pratt also appeared in Spaced, playing the character of Minty. He has also acted in Linda Green, and appeared in an episode of the remake of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), starring Reeves and Mortimer. His father Mike Pratt played the part of Jeff Randall in the original 1960s series.

As a songwriter, he co-wrote the UK #1 hit "Ain't No Doubt", sung by Jimmy Nail.

In August 2005, Pratt's one-man music/comedy show, My Bass & Other Animals, debuted at the Edinburgh Festival. A book, based on the show, was published in May 2007.

In July 2007, Pratt guest-hosted a show on the digital radio station Planet Rock.

In August 2007, Guy Pratt was interviewed by Liberation Frequency interview and, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe on Janey Godley's Chat Show.

He recently was a guest contestant on Australian music game show Spicks and Specks.

Discography Edit

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