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Inglourious Bassterd at Edinburgh Fringe

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02 Aug 2010

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04 Jul 2010

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05 May 2010


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02 Feb 2010

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10 Jan 2010


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22 Dec 2009

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22 Nov 2009


**** LAST EVER UK SHOW **** Host: 20th CENTURY THEATRE ...
13 Nov 2009

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16 Sep 2009

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20 Jun 2009

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03 Jun 2009


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13 Apr 2009


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23 Jan 2009

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21 Jan 2009

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24 Dec 2008

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05 Dec 2008


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06 Nov 2008


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20 Oct 2008

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15 Sep 2008


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19 Aug 2008

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30 Jun 2008


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18 Jun 2008


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06 Jun 2008

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28 Apr 2008


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02 Apr 2008

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16 Mar 2008


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20 Feb 2008

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21 Jan 2008

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08 Jan 2008

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19 Dec 2007

Merry Xmas!

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01 Dec 2007

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15 Nov 2007


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03 Nov 2007

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15 Oct 2007


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02 Oct 2007

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16 Sep 2007

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09 Aug 2007

Jonathan Ross Show

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23 Jul 2007


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19 Jun 2007

The show goes on…

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21 May 2007

Book Out!!

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11 May 2007

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06 May 2007


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11 Apr 2007


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04 Mar 2007

On the road again..

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02 Feb 2007

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13 Jan 2007

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12 Jan 2007


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10 Jan 2007

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22 Dec 2006

Merry Xmas!!

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11 Dec 2006

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01 Dec 2006

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12 Oct 2006

New Website

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It’s 4am and I’m wide awake, though not for any nefar­ious rea­sons…
Got into Perth, Western Australia yes­terday after­noon, drank about 10 gal­lons of water and had a mas­sage, passed out at 10.30 pm and now I’m as con­scious as con­scious can be. Looking for­wards to this leg of the tour, haven’t been to Oz since Jan 2000, and as those of you who know any­thing about me will recall it har­bours very fond mem­o­ries. So much so that when the tour ends I’m staying on for a couple of weeks.
Now, anyone got any ideas for things to do in the middle of night in Perth?


  1. Phoenix - November 15, 2007 9:53 PM

    I’ll ask my half-​​sister… she’s living there now with her beau. It being 4am, she’s asleep. 😀

  2. karen - November 16, 2007 1:02 AM

    wel­come to aus­tralia mr pratt.

    as far as some­thing to do in the middle of the night in perth,
    i got nothing.

  3. Phoenix - November 16, 2007 2:47 AM

    And appar­ently because she works a reg­ular job there now, she has no idea what hap­pens at 4am. Heh, heh.

    Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

  4. Spider - November 16, 2007 4:07 PM

    Don’t know… Perhaps play the bass in your room… I wake up around 3 or 4 am too for the moment and I don’t know why… I under­sand you… It’s very boring…

  5. Paul Sexton - November 16, 2007 6:08 PM

    2 Bottles of Red Wine helps me over!.…..

  6. Thomas Robinson - November 17, 2007 7:56 PM

    You’re not the next sur­prise celebrity thats going to appear in I’m a celebrity get me out of here are you? How about a Neighbours cameo? (The second one definitly sounds better.)

    I always find that if i’ve been awake for ages and decide that there is some music that i really want to listen to, just after i start to listen to it i fall asleep!

  7. Paul - November 19, 2007 12:35 AM

    Hello Guy

    I have just sent you my con­tact details via Myspace. No doubt my ol’ home­town Adelaide is next.

    Hope to catch up in Melbourne.


  8. karen - November 20, 2007 1:08 AM


    I men­tioned a little way back I will be going to Tempus Two – Hunter Valley, Mr. Ferry show.

    Am asking if you would like to met up either before or after show if pos­sible, maybe sign my book, have a wine.

    Otherwise I do actu­ally live in Sydney, so if meeting up easier there I can do also.

    Anyway if not pos­sible, hope you have a fun time while here.


  9. Guy Pratt - November 20, 2007 2:37 PM

    Come to the stage door or what­ever and ask for me..

  10. jess - November 21, 2007 2:35 PM

    hey bonnie is here she says hello UNCLE.

  11. Karen - November 22, 2007 1:05 AM


    Ok, no problem, hope to see you then.


  12. Karen - November 24, 2007 7:15 AM

    mr pratt,

    seems mr ferry’s show at Tempus Two has been can­celled, I assume because of rain.

    i had actaully brought you a book which is a funny out­look on American Politics — written by the one of “The Chaser” guys as i thought you would find it amusing… (It’s a locally brewed polit­ical satire show like the Daily Show)

    anyway hope the rest tour goes well and you enjoy your time here again. I’ll post my number 0416 277 160, and if you still in the area or in sydney, be nice to catch up for a chat about your book.


  13. Leah - November 24, 2007 3:49 PM


    Sometimes the Biber Mystery Sonatas are just the thing — when you can’t sleep, and it’s the middle of the night, they can really take you places. I’ll rec­om­mend a recording if you like, until mine comes out.

    Wishing you the very best,

  14. Karen - November 26, 2007 11:07 AM


    Just a new com­ment for you.

    Thank you for being so nice to a rather blank­minded little fan.

    Enjoy you hol­iday and rest tour.

    See you on the 12th.

    Let me know what you think of the book.


  15. Spider - November 26, 2007 3:38 PM

    Just to say that I really like the new design of the web­site!


  16. Ricardo Padua - November 26, 2007 7:30 PM

    thxs Spider! it’s a work in progress…as always.


  17. Phoenix - November 26, 2007 10:32 PM

    Love the new web­site. We /​have/​ to get the tour state­side.

  18. Seb Payne - November 26, 2007 10:56 PM

    Hi Guy

    I know this is rather an obnox­ious way of con­tacting you but I was wanting your advice. I’ve assem­bled a band at my col­lege in the University of Durham to record an “all star” ver­sion of Money (Floyd, obvi­ously) to help our local stu­dent radio sta­tion that is des­per­ately run­ning out of money. Among the var­ious posi­tions in the group, I have got the lucky job of bass. I was won­dering if you would be able to offer us any advice on get­ting the right sort of sound. I would have emailed but could not find an address! Anything at all is wel­come!

    Thanks — I met you on the first night of your Edinburgh Fringe shows, thor­oughly enjoying the whole thing! You were very friendly then so hoped you would be now!


  19. Karen - November 27, 2007 2:14 AM

    Thank you very much.


  20. Richard - November 27, 2007 3:56 PM

    Hi Guy,
    Is there any pos­si­bility that while you are ‘dow­nunder’ you
    might pop across to New Zealand (specif­i­cally Auckland)
    for a show or two? We would love to see you here 🙂

    Here’s hoping


  21. Karen - November 28, 2007 9:44 AM

    Spicks & Specks — Fri 30th 2:30pm ABC
    ( Repeat of usual Wed 8:30pm show )


  22. Guy Pratt - November 29, 2007 9:08 AM

    As far as I’m aware the key is just to play it on a Precision. On the record the second half of the riff is dou­bled with guitar..
    I’ll be in Auckland next week. Can you get me a gig?

  23. Haris - November 29, 2007 10:33 PM

    @Seb: don’t forget the pick too 🙂

    Also one thing was both­ered me for a long time, now you are remind me on it, in case you cant find Precision that fast, and the thing is: Is it enough to just turn off the secont tone pot on JazzBass to get Precision like sound? At least some­thing near.
    Because in that case the only working pickup would be the neck one. Just like only one on Precision is. Only difer­ence is type of pickup, on Jazz is classic single coil, on Precission is splitted, and posi­tion is not quite the same…but Im not shure how much that can affect the sound, those basses are very sim­iliar techi­cally, beside pickups. I was actualy made one record for album, on Jazz with only neck pickup ON, just for test, and its sounds…well i duno 🙂 inter­esting.

    @Guy: Can we hear any expe­ri­ences about that from great master? And once again so sorry i could not make it to the Belgrade show :((( …All the best 4 Australian B&animals tour show 😉

  24. Richard - December 1, 2007 3:53 AM

    Hi Guy,

    If you are serious I could organise some­thing.
    You can email me on floydnz@​orcon.​net.​nz
    to give me some idea of the num­bers required
    to make a gig in Auckland a viable propo­si­tion.
    I look for­ward to hearing from you.


    Richard Thompson

  25. Durga - January 6, 2008 7:52 PM

    Last time I was awake at 4 am in Perth it was due to entirely nefar­ious rea­sons. You prob­ably remember; you were there for part of it. I recall sit­ting under the Southern Cross on the beach rolling my head off on Ecstacy, which was still legal there at the time.

    What would I do now? Take a hot bath, and watch strange, middle –of-​​the-​​night bad Aussie TV, I expect.