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Guy Pratt - In Conversation - Amsterdam

Join Guy Pratt in Amsterdam on 18th March – More Tickets Released

Update: pictures from event added Join Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt for a unique and intimate evening taking place on Saturday 18 March 2023 at the ‘Mata Hide Away’ within the iconic Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American. As one of the world’s most renowned bassists, Guy Pratt has played with legendary artists such as Pink Floyd and Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, and contributed to classic tracks like Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’. But he’s not just a musician – he’s also a comedian, author, and podcaster, co-hosting ‘The Rockonteurs’ podcast with Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp. This is a rare opportunity to hear Guy speak about his incredible career and share his insights and anecdotes in an intimate setting. The venue is partly seated (unreserved) and partly standing, providing a unique atmosphere for an unforgettable evening. Pratt is known for his charismatic and humorous approach, and...

Roger Waters New Album 2023 Recording The Gunners Dream

Roger Waters Biography

Roger Waters is an English songwriter, singer, and bassist who is best known as a founding member of the legendary progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on September 6th, 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England and grew up in Cambridge. Waters showed an early interest in music and started playing the guitar when he was just 13 years old. He soon became a fan of blues and rock music and was influenced by artists such as Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry. He formed his first band, The T-Set, while still in his teens and began playing local gigs. In 1965, Waters met fellow musician Syd Barrett and together they formed the band Pink Floyd. Waters quickly established himself as a talented songwriter and contributed to many of the band’s early albums, including “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” and “A Saucerful of Secrets.” He was also instrumental...

David Gilmour Playing Guitar on a Rock

David Gilmour Biography

David Gilmour is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time. He was born on March 6th, 1946 in Grantchester Meadows, England and grew up in the suburbs of London. Gilmour’s love of music began when he was a teenager and he started playing the guitar when he was just 14 years old. Gilmour was influenced by a variety of musical styles, including blues, rock, and folk. He was particularly drawn to blues music and soon became a fan of artists such as B.B. King and Eric Clapton. Gilmour formed his first band, Jokers Wild, while he was still in his teens and began playing local gigs. He soon became known for his virtuosity on the guitar and his powerful voice. In 1965, Gilmour joined the band Bullitt and began performing professionally. He continued to develop his musical skills...

Richard Wright Biography

Richard Wright was an English musician and songwriter who is best known as the keyboardist, vocalist, and founding member of the legendary progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Born on July 28th, 1943 in London, England, Wright grew up in a musical family and showed an early aptitude for the piano. Wright began his musical career as a session musician, playing on a number of recordings by other artists. He met Roger Waters and Nick Mason while studying architecture at the London Polytechnic, and the three of them formed Pink Floyd in 1965. Wright was the band’s keyboardist and played a variety of other instruments, including the organ and synthesizer. He was also a key songwriter and vocalist for the band, contributing to many of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits. Throughout his career with Pink Floyd, Wright was known for his innovative and groundbreaking keyboard playing, which helped to define the band’s...

Nick Mason Biography

Nick Mason is an English musician and songwriter who is best known as the drummer and percussionist for the legendary progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Born on January 27th, 1944 in Birmingham, England, Mason grew up in London and showed an early interest in music. Mason studied architecture at the London Polytechnic, but his true passion was always music. He met Roger Waters and Richard Wright while studying, and the three of them formed Pink Floyd in 1965. Mason was initially the band’s drummer, but he also contributed to the band’s early recordings as a session musician and played a variety of percussion instruments. Throughout his long career with Pink Floyd, Mason has been a key member of the band and has played on all of their albums. He is known for his precise and intricate drumming style, which has helped to define the band’s sound. He has also been...

Syd Barrett Madcap Laughs (28)

Syd Barrett Biography

Syd Barrett was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as a founding member of the legendary progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on January 6th, 1946 in Cambridge, England and grew up in the city’s suburb of Grantchester. Barrett showed an early interest in music and began playing the guitar at the age of 12. He was heavily influenced by blues and rock music. Consequently he was particularly inspired by artists such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Holly. He formed his first band, The T-Set, while still in his teens and began playing local gigs. Syd Barrett Meets the Band In 1965, Barrett met fellow musician Roger Waters and together they formed the band Pink Floyd. Barrett quickly established himself as a talented songwriter. Indeed, he contributed many of the band’s early hits, including “See Emily Play” and “Arnold Layne.” He was...