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11Apr2007

Sorry!!!



I’ve been very remiss about posting lately. The book is pretty much done and soon I’ll be be able to share all the gory details with you. As you can see my comedy dates are now posted, and Bryan’s tour is very nearly over. It’s been fun if some­what hard work, just in terms of schedule…
It’s going to get a lot more inter­esting around here very shortly, I promise you.
Much love to you all
xx
Guy

52 comments

  1. Phoenix - April 11, 2007 1:09 AM

    Thanks for the tour dates. So very tempted to renew my pass­port and fly to the UK

    Nix.

  2. Nate - April 11, 2007 1:43 AM

    Yay Wimborne!
    10 min­utes down the road for me if I am still living where I am.
    No pass­port or flying required 😉

  3. Bas - April 11, 2007 4:58 PM

    Hi Guy,

    I’ve seen you in Antwerp with Bryan Ferry and it was awe­some !
    A little short 15 hour maybe I’m spoiled with the Dg con­certs 25 hours but enjoyed every minute of it .
    I hope I’m able to see one of your one man shows I would love too.
    Are you planing gigs in London or Dublin later this year?

  4. george hartselle - April 11, 2007 5:07 PM

    Guy
    Looked at the photo gallery.….can’t help but ask, in the group photo w/D.G., is David Crosby glaring at you, and is that a gun in his boot? Some of us just have the need to know.
    Geo

  5. george_gipe - April 11, 2007 10:41 PM

    If I weren’t so fis­cally chal­lenged, I’d be get­ting a pass­port, too…and hitching a ride to the UK. Really looking for­ward to the book!

  6. Guy Pratt - April 11, 2007 11:17 PM

    I don’t think he is… I’m pretty sure he didn’t have a gun, but you never know..

  7. STEFANO - April 14, 2007 11:02 AM

    Hy Guy,
    In a prece­dent com­ment, I’ have ask you a sug­gest for a name to find to my stingray.….did you remember…?
    Don’t worry, I now you are wery busy.
    I want to ask you an infor­ma­tion too.
    I’ve an Ampeg (SVT3-​​PRO), and because you are my inspi­ra­tion (since 1987…) now I want to buy a mul­ti­ef­fects.
    What did you use for istance during “Delicate sound of thunder Tour” and “Division Bell Tour”.
    In par­tic­ular which effects did you use on Money solo 1987 (I sup­pose an OC2…octaver and what elese?) and on One of these Day during the 1994 Tour.
    Sorry for my boring ques­tion, but is wery impor­tant for me.
    Thank’s in advance and.….I’m looking for­ward to see you for a mini tour in Italy (you can also eat a lot of good food…!)
    Cheers.
    Stefano.

  8. steve - April 15, 2007 5:54 AM

    Guy I was curious, did you have any tracks on the movie Hackers?
    There is an instru­mental song that plays twice on the movie, and it has a killer guitar and bass riffs. I can’t find the tracks on the movie’s sound­track.
    Please let me know if this is or is not you. If so, I want to hear more of that sound, it was cool.
    Thanks,
    Steve

  9. Guy Pratt - April 15, 2007 10:55 PM

    Stefano,
    all those ques­tions are answered in my book. I used tons of effects and you’re asking a lot for me to write them all down!
    I’ve only ever given one bass a name, I don’t think up names for all of them, so you’re on your own there mate..I’d love to do a tour of Italy but comedy doesn’t travel as well as music..

    Steve
    I did do those tracks in Hackers, and the kiiller guitar was sup­plied by one Mr Gilmour.. Never under­stood why they weren’t on the sound­track.

  10. Simon J - April 16, 2007 4:36 PM

    Hey Guy,

    I was just won­dering if you’ve seen the cover for the upcoming David Gilmour ‘Remember that night’ DVD?

    It’s turning out to be a bit of a fan­tastic DVD.

  11. sonicfrog - April 17, 2007 6:42 AM

    I had a Peavey DynaBass named Aldo. I loved that thing; it was my work hoarse. But it got heisted from my house around New Years Eve 2000, while I was at Lego Land. I will never go to Lego Land again!

    PS. My other bass, a green five string Yamaha, was also stolen. That one was found in a pawn shop and returned to me three years later, and is now my work hoarse. But damned I still miss Aldo!

    PPS. Cliff, y gui­tarist in San Diego (I live in Fresno but have a band in SD — long story) just got his stolen Charvelle (sp) back after 14 years, so maybe there is still hope for my Aldo.

  12. sonicfrog - April 17, 2007 6:44 AM

    Woops, I mis­spelled horse, though my voice has been a bit hoarse lately 🙂

  13. Guy Pratt - April 17, 2007 1:38 PM

    I had my beloved Steinberger L2 stolen years back. It has serial number 712, so if anyone comes across it..
    Chers
    Guy

  14. Stefano - April 17, 2007 2:38 PM

    Thank’s for your answer Guy,

    I’m looking for­ward to reading your book.
    Just another ques­tion: what do you usu­ally do during the tour during free-​​time? In par­tic­ular: what did you do in Milan last year, during David’s tour?
    This is my curiosity because I work as a char­tered accoun­tant near the hotel when you stayed during two day of David’s tour in Milan.….sometimes I Think that could be a chance to meet you and speak about your beau­tiful career.

    I Dream.…but now I must return to my work.….tax returns!!!!

    Cheers again

    Stefano.

  15. George Gipe - April 17, 2007 7:11 PM

    Glad to hear you’re back safely and had a good time. Good to see you back ot the DG site too. We missed you!

  16. ~Erin - April 17, 2007 11:38 PM

    Tease us on the DG site about your tour, I come here and see the dates, and they are all UK dates? What hap­pened to coming to see us in the US?

    ~Erin

  17. frank p - April 18, 2007 6:16 AM

    Hope next year gives you enough time to con­sider N. America whether it’s comedy or with Brian or both. You have enough on your plate. Glad to see you’re home. Enjoy every minute. Announce the book at David’s blog too, okay?

  18. Simon J - April 18, 2007 4:35 PM

    Just noticed your the bass player on Tim Renwicks new album ‘Privateer’.

    What’s was it like working with Tim after all these years?

  19. George Mac - April 18, 2007 5:09 PM

    Hi Guy

    Had no idea you’d been so busy through the years working on so many albums. Was quite a rev­e­la­tion to be honest. Of course, it couldn’t have been any­thing else other than hard work that got you to the top.

    Regards

  20. sylvie - April 18, 2007 11:47 PM

    Just want to say hello to you! So…hello Guy! sylvie de mon­tréal

  21. Haris Varajic - April 19, 2007 1:37 AM

    @Stefano: instead of “all those ques­tions are answered in my book. I used tons of effects and you’re asking a lot for me to write them all down!” — Guy could simply just list all those effects, it would be also much shorter sen­tence per­haps :))
    But don’t you see? Those things can’t be spoken’ ! 🙂 They are “top secrets” of pro musicians…they are price­less for them:) They worth a lot of invested money, equipement
    It’s up to us, unim­por­tant fans, to revieled them all by are­selves.
    But i’ll tell you this: i make my guitar sound best when i forced myself to forgot all influ­ences, and most impor­tant, stop tryin’ to sound or PLAY like them. Just play from inside you. Be your­self!
    To sound like Guy-​​you must BE Guy…you must have his fin­gers, his soul, his feeling for music…that’s mis­sion impossible.…..and anythyng else is…fake…you don’t want to be a fake, a copy…naaah:)
    Find for example guy called Jadon Lavik…he has two albums, i found them accidentally…i dont know who played bass on those albums but it sounds bril­liant. Way better than many of Guy’s records…hope you will find it enjoy­able. Guy is prob­ably the best one but…and i hope he will cor­rect me if i got wrong.
    All the best!
    MisterYES

  22. ag - April 19, 2007 2:46 AM

    Guy,
    Sounds like you’re having a blast.

  23. Haris Varajic - April 19, 2007 12:02 PM

    @ag: blast?…not indeed, at least it was not intended…the point is: the sound is com­pli­cated, com­plex thing…you can climb on stage and take guitar from Guy’s hand dont wor­rying about sound set­tings but it will not sound the same when you start to play…sound in most comes out from person, not from hard­ware. The effect list is short i am shure but that’s not all that makes it sound like that, and beside that and player there also a whole long line of stage sound engi­neering and set­tings for amps, mix-​​pults, mon­i­tors etc…and if Guy want to be a pre­cise, he must list all that and describe in details, and THAT’s not short one i commit :)))

  24. sylvie - April 19, 2007 1:53 PM

    Any chance you come for a couple of shows with Mr.Ferry in Canada later on? Really like to shake your hand… Sylvie de Montréal

  25. Simon J - April 19, 2007 4:54 PM

    Sorry Guy, gotta post this gag!

    Bill and Guy walk into a Café and every­body greets Guy with a warm wel­come. Bill says “Crikey, your pop­ular round here!” Guy repies “Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you that I’m the most famous man in the world”

    Bill laughs his head off until Guy says “Ok I bet The Prime Minister knows me.” Bill replies “Ok Guy, you’re on”.

    So they travel to 10 Downing St and sure enough Guy is let in, and Bill and Guy have a decent chat with Blair about his tour with Bryan Ferry.

    Bill is shocked. “Maybe you know him from your past”. Guy replies “Ok, how about the Queen”. Bill looks aston­ished, but slowly agrees.

    Off they go to Buckingham Palace and sure enough, Guy is let in with Bill and they have Tea and Biscuits with The Queen, lis­tening to Dylanesque.

    Well now Bill is get­ting annoyed. “I cant believe this!” Guy looks at him and says “Ok, one last time, lets go to the vat­ican to meet The Pope.” Bill imme­di­atly agrees, knowing that Guy Pratt could not seri­ously know the Pope.

    Off to Vatican City they go, but there’s a Congregation for the Pope’s Birthday. Tens of Thousands of people are there. Guy instructs Bill to wait out­side and Guy will come out on the bal­cony with his arm around the Pope. After a while, a crowd gathers to hear the Pope speak. And as told by Guy, when the Pope came out, Guy’s arm was around him! Guy looks down from the bal­cony and see’s Bill passed out on the ground. He rushes down and wakes him up.

    Bill! Bill! Wake up!” Bill opens his eyes and says,
    “Guy. You’re the most pop­ular man in the world.“
    “I told you that, Bill,” says Guy, “but you didn’t faint when I knew the Prime Minister! You didn’t faint when I knew the Queen!”

    Well I was shocked that you knew the Pope,” says Bill. “But I just couldn’t take it when the guy next to me tapped me on the shoulder and said “Who’s that up there with Guy!!!”

  26. Phoenix - April 19, 2007 6:52 PM

    Simon J, that’s a beau­tiful joke!

    Nix.

  27. sylvie - April 20, 2007 12:10 AM

    Euh no… i am not this Sylvie. But you know there are a lot of Sylvies in Montréal area… Sylvie de mon­tréal

  28. AxPxM88 - April 20, 2007 8:50 AM

    Hi Mr Pratt.

    This is my first time on your Blog =). You may have seen my name on Mr Gilmour’s blog, as I am a Frequent vis­itor there.

    Anyways, I read the reviews of your show, and It sounds Fantastic. I dont know if you plan on touring it in The States, but hope­fully I will be able to see it one Day.
    Im Looking for­ward to reading your Book =)

    Have a great Weekend,
    –Ax

  29. Guy Pratt - April 20, 2007 9:15 PM

    Sylvie
    Sorry for the mis­un­der­standing..
    Haris
    Calm down mate..It’s nothing to do with secrets I just have a load of effects and it’s tedious writing them all out.

    All the people asking if I’m going to tour the states, I’d love to but it depends on my book get­ting pub­lished there..

    xx
    Guy

  30. Phoenix - April 21, 2007 4:48 AM

    Guy said:

    All the people asking if I’m going to tour the states, I’d love to but it depends on my book get­ting pub­lished there..

    I say:

    Do we need to grass-​​roots this thing? Anyone know any book pub­lishers? Do we need to gnaw on the var­ious book-​​seller web­sites with queries as to avail­ability so they might look askance at book pub­lishers?

    In short, any­thing we can do to grease a few wheels for you, good sir?

    Nix.

  31. lorraine - April 21, 2007 1:39 PM

    Any par­tic­ular reason Mr Ferry’s Orchestra weren’t allowed in Jonathan Ross’s green room last night, are you all that badly behaved? Is that why Mr Ferry’s chair was empty from time to time as he had to put you all on the naughty step?

    Cracking per­for­mance though, Love Is The Drug was always my favourite Roxy Music song, made all the better by seeing your good self per­forming. Although, Mr Ferry’s Bryan Ferry imper­son­ation at the end was a classic.

  32. Paul Sexton - April 21, 2007 2:28 PM

    Hi Guy,
    I got Tim Renwicks new album which is really good, will he tour?
    Paul

  33. Karen - April 23, 2007 7:41 AM

    Hello Mr Pratt,

    Nice to see you back, I have also been off ’ touring ’ the local hos­pital for 5 days, now got 4 weeks of recovery, pity I don’t have a book now to occupy myself.

    Anyway if your tour does end up including oz, I’m sure I can round up a few to catch you.

    Karen.

  34. Karen - April 23, 2007 7:48 AM

    Forgot to put smiley face at end of first sen­tence, I know how these things can be miss read. ;O)

    Karen.

  35. Jerzy Mike - April 23, 2007 7:19 PM

    Guy,

    As for blokes who want to learn your equip­ment list to ende­vour to play like you, per­haps you should just fess up. Tell them your real trade secret: you tie your nuts in a knot prior to walking on stage.

    (that wasn’t sup­posed to be a secret was it?)

  36. AxPxM88 - April 24, 2007 4:58 AM

    Guy, Is it pos­sible for us that live in The States to pur­chase your book from an Online UK dealer and have it shipped?

  37. Phoenix - April 24, 2007 6:13 AM

    Ax, I do that with Amazon’s UK site alla time. As long as they don’t have ship­ping restric­tions on it (as they do for cer­tain elec­tronics due to power-​​conversion issues). Bear in mind, tho, the ship­ping costs are pretty awful.

    It also won’t help con­vince US-​​based book­sellers and such that there’s local interest if everyone bought it already from the UK (and if US interest = US tour…)

    Just some food for thought.

    Nix.

  38. AxPxM88 - April 24, 2007 6:34 AM

    Thank Nix…

    I am defi­nately going to make sure I can do my part to try to Have Mr. Pratt’s book sold here. But if not, that would be a backup…

    –Ax

  39. Rick Meeder - April 24, 2007 7:19 PM

    Guy
    What kind of NS upright did you get? 4 or 5?
    I just ordered the bass/​cello for myself in grey slate stain on the wood.
    I can’t wait to get the book.
    RM

  40. Guy Pratt - April 24, 2007 8:36 PM

    I got the 4 EU, wood finish, it’s amazing..

  41. AxPxM88 - April 25, 2007 2:03 AM

    Guy, I played that exact model at a local guitar shop a few months ago! Its amazing! youre lucky to have one

  42. Marcus Buick - April 27, 2007 7:00 AM

    Thanks agin for all that you do. I always check in, but don’t always respond. Count me in for wishing to see you on the left coast of the U.S.. I will pur­chase your book wher­ever I can find it. Keep up the con­stant great work man, I will always be a fan!

  43. Marcus Buick - April 27, 2007 7:01 AM

    again

  44. Roland - April 29, 2007 8:48 PM

    Guy,

    Random ques­tion for you.

    I always found it inter­esting that Rachel Fury and Scott Page were the only band mem­bers from the 1989 Another Lapse tour that didn’t return for the Division Bell tour in 1994.

    I remember hearing that Scott Page turned up in the audi­ence at least once during David’s 2006 tour (with the mullet, of course), but was won­dering what ever hap­pened to Rachel. Did she leave the busi­ness?

  45. Guy Pratt - April 30, 2007 2:21 PM

    Scott turned up in LA, I’d love to know what hap­pened to Rachel..

  46. Adrian - May 1, 2007 8:12 PM

    Hi Guy,
    Good luck with your book I’m sure it will be a hit and I can’t wait to read it!

    I was lucky to see Pink Floyd at the Château de Chantilly, France on the 30th July 1994. It still remains to this day the greatest con­cert I ever went to… and I’ve been lucky to see some great ones.

    Best wishes

    Adrian

  47. NANCE STEELE - May 2, 2007 12:16 AM

    Just excited at the thought of reading your book, when will it be avail­able? If you get any­where near Portland, CT (Near Hartford, CT) I’d love to hear from you. Sounds like things are moving along cheer­fully for you — Glad to hear that.
    All is smiles on our end!
    Fondly,
    Nance

  48. george hartselle - May 3, 2007 3:29 PM

    Guy,
    This is to let you know I reviewed your book on Amazon​.com, although I haven’t read it and they have no copies. There is a space for com­ments which is what I did. I guess that makes me a bird dog in the case of future U.S. sales. Send my check to Alabama. Ever hear of it?
    Geo

  49. george hartselle - May 3, 2007 3:52 PM

    oops.….THE BOOK is no longer listed on Amazon, which makes my well thoughtout com­ments on it moot. I did how­ever find your last book, “Let’s Bind A Book.“
    Geo

  50. Simon J - May 4, 2007 6:01 PM

    Just saw the cover on your home page: Did you design the front page your­self? Its very stylish. Personally as a Marketing Advisor (Ahem!) I think it’s very mar­ketable. It catches the eye. So many great bands, all com­bined with a cer­tain talent! I wonder who that is!

    Well, I’ve been drinking for four hours now, it was my last lec­ture today Pratt fans. I’m offi­cially a free man.……

    World.….…..

    LOOK OUT!!!!

    (Mind you, I’ve got to look for sex now, before it was on my doorstep)

  51. Nate - May 4, 2007 8:05 PM

    mmm­m­m­m­mmmm… Rachel Fury 🙂

  52. amanda - November 14, 2010 12:52 AM

    I love how not even the band mem­bers know what hap­pened to Rachel. She just dropped off the face of the earth or some­thing… sad…