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Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by Keith Jordan » Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:41 pm

Guy Pratt, the bass player for Pink Floyd and David Gilmour, has kindly agreed to do a "Questions and Answers" session with NPF site visitors. That means you can ask him a question!

Guy, who is currently doing a comedy tour called Breakfast of Idiots in Australia, has played bass for and with many famous artists.

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.

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If you have a question for Guy, then please respond to this topic by clicking on the "Reply" button at the top left of this message.

I will then choose 10 questions to send to Guy to answer on the 19th July 2009. I will put his responses up on the site for all to see.

If you want to improve your chance of getting your question submitted to Guy, don't ask if Pink Floyd are reforming!#



Guy's official website: http://guypratt.ricardopadua.com/
Guy's blog: http://guypratt.ricardopadua.com/blog/
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Pratt

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by olzen » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:21 pm

Were you told to primarily stick with the original bass parts or were you encouraged to bring your own stuff to the table?

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by PublicImage » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:40 pm

Do you appreciate your surname?

How did you come to write the original soundtrack for the television show 'Spaced'?
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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by David Smith » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:44 pm

Do Pink Floyd take themselves as seriously as they would immediatly appear to?

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Post by olzen » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:35 pm

Is it true that staring too long at Scott Page's mullet can make you go blind?



Okay, maybe not... ;)

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by F1sh » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:18 pm

Speaking of Mullets.. Was that Dick Perry's real hair on the Momentary Laps tour?!

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by So---WotsUhTheDeal » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:52 pm

You have worked with many amazing artists - Which one (or few) struck you as the most talented performer :?:

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by PinkFloyd69 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:14 pm

What is your favorite Pink Floyd song to play and why?

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by Tenniru » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:26 pm

I think this question might be on all of our minds...

Before Richard Wright's tragic death, it was announced that he was working on a new solo album. Were you involved in it, and do you know how much of it was done and if it will ever be released posthumously?

EDIT:

I have another question that's probably appropriate at this point in time.

The liner notes for Michael Jackson's 1995 album "HIStory" state that you played bass on it, but does not specify which songs. Could you shed some light on that? Also, did you meet Michael during that time?

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by snifferdog » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:50 pm

Have you any plans to write another book or to release your show on DVD/through a website?

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by brrrrr43 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:05 pm

[-D-] Hello Guy,
My question is, What difference do you get in the sound of the bass guitar, versus the stand up bass. Is it for instance, stand up for a blues type of number and back to guitar for a standard or rock number ?
Thankyou ...Jayne

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by flosyd » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:15 am

hi!
Guy
How are you?
I'd like to congratulate about your comedy tour called "Breakfast of Idiots in Australia"!

my question is:WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE LIVE CONCERT(tour) THAT YOU DID?

i know you have done lots of concert with many different artist! :)

Thank u!

u rock!

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by shabana » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:57 am

what kind of music did u do with a r rehman?

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by mosespa » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:32 am

I've seen your name associated with The Dream Academy. Did you play on "Life In A Northern Town?"

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Re: Q&A With Pink Floyd's Bass Player Guy Pratt - Your Questions

Post by one_floyd » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:43 am

My question(s) for Guy

Who is your favourite bass player? and
Who from all the people you have worked with came up with the most challenging basslines to play.

Have just ordered the book and am looking forward to reading it!