Guy Pratt’s “Wake Up Call”

“An easy raconteurship of the kind which no doubt goes down a storm in backstage dressing rooms….a truly entertaining show” – The Scotsman

 

“…gut-bustingly hilarious….a fine hour to spend” – The Mirror

 

“Limos, Lear jets and transit vans, it’s all funny with Guy… well limos and Lear jets anyway”

–       Johnny Marr

He’s played bass for Pink Floyd, Icehouse, Michael Jackson and Madonna, and wowed crowds the world over with his stories of life for the touring musician.

 

Now, Grammy Award winner Guy Pratt returns to Australia with more absurd tales from life on the rock ‘n roll road, performing six nights a week at Hi Fi Bar throughout the 25th Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

 

It’s 4am. The alarm is set for 5. You’re in Belgrade…or possibly Buenos Aires. All these hotel rooms look the same…There’s a noise coming from the bathroom and only a miniature of Baileys left in the mini bar….No worries you’ll sleep on the plane….You hope to hell it’s a travel day and that pile of ashes in the corner isn’t your Passport. Welcome to an average Wednesday in the life of a touring musician.  ‘Guy Pratt’s Wake-up Call’ is the next installment of the bizarre, poignant and often hilarious life of a professional bassist told by a natural raconteur.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll probably sue.

 

One thing that’s guaranteed, you’ll be regaled by more of the Pink Floyd bassist’s hilarious tales from the mini bar and the absurdities of life on the road for the touring musician.

Having floored crowds the world over with ‘My Bass and Other Animals’ and ‘Breakfast of Idiots’, Guy updates us on the goings on at the pointy end of the music business, and the madness that comes with breathing the rarefied air of the Superstar,  including one very bizarre Argentinean trip….

Guy initially came to international attention at the tender age of 19 as the bass player in “Icehouse”, which he was a member of for nearly 4 years. Touring the world almost continuously in the early 80’s, Icehouse landed the European support slot on David Bowie’s massive 1983 “Serious Moonlight” tour catapulting Guy into the view of the music elite.

He’s since toured the world with Roxy Music, Robert Palmer, David Bowie, David Gilmour, Bryan Ferry’s solo outings and so many others. His list of recording projects include releases by Madonna, Michael Jackson, Womack & Womack, David Coverdale, The Pretenders, Tina Turner, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Elton John, Natalie Imbruglia, Jimmy Page and the list goes on…

Join Guy as he gives us an hysterical, no holds barred look behind the scenes of music at the highest level. Part comedy, part story-telling, Guy takes us on a journey through his life & dishes the dirt on almost everyone you’ve ever heard of along the way.

 

LISTINGS INFO:

Guy Pratt’s Wake-up Call

13th – 24th April

The Hi-Fi, 125 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD

Tue-Fri 7.00pm, (6pm Sundays) No Mondays

 

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