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My Bass and Other Animals
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Guy Pratt's life as bass player to the stars. The book behind the successful comedy show. Guy Pratt came of age just as playing bass became cool, with the likes of Paul Simonon and Bruce Foxton. Having dallied with Funkapolitan, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. At a ludicrously young age Guy Pratt became a sought after bass player to the stars, finding himself crawling from studio to bar, from hotel to stadium portacabin with Robert Palmer, Womack & Womack, Bernard Edwards, Bryan Ferry and David Crosby, etc. The eighties were in their prime, and with a number of Crolla-suited appearances in windswept videos behind him, he was invited to join Pink Floyd for a series of stadium of extravaganzas to make Bono & co look fairly modest. Pratt has recorded with Madonna, and spent time in the studio with Michael Jackson. He was in The Smiths for a week, has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page, and has lived to tell all. MY BASS AND OTHER ANIMALS emerges from the successful stand-up tour of the same name. It charts his journey from a Mod band in Southend to playing with Roxy Music at Live 8.
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'Wonderfully indiscreet ... Pratt's self-deprecating wit is irresistible' Mojo. MY BASS AND OTHER ANIMALS is a witty and revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the sharp end of the music business. Guy Pratt has played bass with anyone who's anyone in music. From Madonna and Pink Floyd to Roxy Music, Michael Jackson and The Smiths, his bass-playing credits reads like a Who's Who of rock. His show of anecdotes from his rock life was a huge success at Edinburgh in 2005: 'What tales he has to tell,' Independent. 'He regaled the audience with hilariously indiscreet anecdotes about the stars he's worked with' Spectator. Guy is a highly promotable and well-connected author. He continues to work with major bands, and tour with his own stand-up show.

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Guy Pratt started out in eighties band Icehouse, who suddenly found themselves supporting David Bowie on his 'Serious Moonlight' tour of 1983. Since then he's played bass with everyone, from The Smiths, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and Madonna, through to Iggy Pop, The Pretenders and Echo and the Bunnymen. His live show was a success at 2005's Edinburgh festival and, when not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he's been on the road with it since then.

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"an involving and frequently hilarious account" South Wales Argus

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