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Publisher's Summary

Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world.
©2007 Guy Pratt (P)2011 Guy Pratt
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Critic Reviews

“Wonderfully indiscreet… Pratt’s self – deprecating wit is irresistible” ( Mojo)
“Bass players are ten a penny but a good wit is hard to find, so we hired him” (David Gilmour)
“Hilarious… Much recommended” ( The Word)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Fjolnir on 03-12-12

Best book on Audible by a bass player!

Would you consider the audio edition of My Bass and Other Animals to be better than the print version?

Yes I guess so because it has some additional information that the written edition does not have (I think)

What did you like best about this story?

Funny stories from the music bussiness

What does Guy Pratt bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

The author does a good job reading the book

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Everything to do with basses, I'm a bass player myself

Any additional comments?

I've been looking for stories about (and by) bass players and this is very entertaining book, and it's only 5.95! Buy it if you like music.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steven Ryan on 07-23-18

Wonderful instantly took me back to the late 80's

Superb book. Excellent stories and delivery. Great insight in to the life of one of my bass playing heroes. Amazing he's still alive! Hi

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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter M. on 06-25-18

Brilliant stories

I was recommended this book from a friend, who like me, loves music, now I have to confess I am not a huge Pink Floyd fan and had never heard of Guy Pratt but was told this would make no difference to my enjoyment of listening to Guy's rise from session musician to base player in one of the worlds biggest bands and how he would go on to play with many other international singers and bands.
I took a punt and bought the audio book, what a great recommendation this turned out to be, it does not matter if you are not a fan of the many artists he has played with, Pink Floyd, Maddonna, Michael Jackson, Ice Works, Brian Ferry, Bowie etc etc you will soon be drawn into his world of touring, writing and generally having a great time doing something you love, you will soon realize that this man who you may not have heard of is a fantastic comedian, song writer and artist. I have also booked to see him live in one of his One Man Shows and look forward to his follow up book, highly recommended.

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