Happy birthday, Guy Pratt!
Written by Matt   
Friday, 03 January 2020

Guy Pratt, September 2018Our very best wishes go to Guy Pratt today (January 3rd), who is celebrating his birthday. Born in London in 1962, son of the actor Mike Pratt from Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Guy took to a career in music, which lead to his first world tour whilst still a teenager!

Working with the likes of Bryan Ferry and Robert Palmer lead to him being noticed by David Gilmour, who invited Guy to play for Pink Floyd in 1987. This lead to work with other major artists such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, but Guy stayed loyal to David, performing alongside him up to the most recent tours, including David's 2015-2016 Rattle That Lock tour that concluded in London's Royal Albert Hall. Of course, in 2018 Guy was revealed as part of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, a band who have thrilled fans in the UK, Europe and North America with their highly acclaimed shows playing early Floyd songs (with those indulging in unofficial audio and video elsewhere, also loving the band!).

The Saucers have announced more shows that will be taking place this year - starting in April with a number of dates in the UK and Ireland, before heading back into Europe for more shows there. Tickets for all these shows are now on sale, so don't miss out!

Life as a musician on the road, and in the studio, inspired Guy to write his hilarious "My Bass And Other Animals" book, an essential read for any Floyd fan. He has toured his memories in a tour of the same name, and has also developed adaptations of the show. Whatever your interests in music are, the book (as with his solo, stand-up shows) give a mind-boggling and hilarious look at life with various musicians. There's plenty of detail within the pages of his Floyd life, so well worth taking a look.

Many happy returns, Guy, from all of us at Brain Damage!