Guy Pratt (born 3 January 1962 in London, England) is a well-known session bassist and also a songwriter, actor and comedian. He is the son of actor Mike Pratt. In Kensington and Chelsea, London, in 1996, Pratt married Gala Wright, the daughter of late Pink Floyd keyboardist, Richard Wright.
Pratt hit the big stage when he was chosen as the replacement bass player for Pink Floyd's post Roger Waters Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell 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 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 David 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.
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.
He recently was a guest contestant on Australian music game show Spicks and Specks
During David Gilmour's On An Island tour he is usually seen sporting a 3-tone Sunburst 1961 Fender Precision, a Shell Pink 1963 Fender Jazz named 'Betsy', a Status Vintage GP Signature and a Framus Triumph Bass (Electric Upright Bass). On Gilmour's Live in Gdansk DVD he is seen playing his Fender Jazz and Precision basses as well as a candy apple red jazz-style Lakland fretless bass. On the studio jamming sessions he played several Fender Jazz basses, a Hofner Icon bass and an NS Desing CR electric upright.
Guy played his fretted 5-string and fretless 4-string Status headless basses, the red Spector NS2 and a 2-tone Sunburst 1958 Fender Precision during the P•U•L•S•E concerts in 1994.
Amp wise, nowadays he is mostly seen with Ashdown ABM heads and WEM cabs (equipped with BlueLine Ashdown speakers, as Watkins Electric Music cabs are no longer being made).
A Galaxy of Eccentricity; Interview He Is a Bass Guitarist to Rock Gods, but Plays His Own Life for Laughs as His Liverpool Fans Will Discover. David Charters Talks to Guy Pratt
Jun 16, 2007; Byline: David Charters TALKING to him is rather like taking an energetic, young spaniel for a walk. At the slightest hint of a...