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Encyclopedia > Guy Berryman
Guy Berryman
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Background information
Born 12 April 1978 (age 28)
Flag of Scotland Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Bassist
Instrument(s) Bass guitar,Electric piano
Years active 1998-present
Associated
acts
Coldplay
Notable instrument(s)
Bass guitar

Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is a Scottish musician and a member of the group Coldplay. He plays bass guitar and is known as the soft-spoken member of the band. April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots3 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  -  First Minister Jack McConnell... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... An electric piano (e-piano) is an electric musical instrument that is very mexican sounding. ... Coldplay is an English rock band from London. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Coldplay is an English rock band from London. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ...


Berryman was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in Scotland), but he moved to Kent, England at age 12. He has been playing bass guitar since he was 16. He grew up on Funk and Groove music and he collects rare editions of those records. Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots3 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  -  First Minister Jack McConnell... This article is about the county in England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Groove is a popular music term, used in the sense of rhythm, for meter_(music) and its embellishment by a rhythm section. ...


Before forming Coldplay at University College London, Berryman was in a band called Time Out while he was still at school. University College London, commonly known as UCL, is a college of the University of London. ...


His father is an Engineer who worked on the Channel Tunnel and currently works with Adrian Hemming. As Guy wanted a subject to study in University, he chose engineering. He later found it very difficult and so shifted to Architecture. He dropped out of his architecture degree after one year to focus on playing bass with Coldplay. While his bandmates were still continuing their degrees, Guy worked as a barman in a local pub. For the Technical Symposium of NITK Surathkal Engineer , see Engineer (Technical Fest). ... Map of the Channel Tunnel. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Berryman's musical influences include James Brown, The Beatles, Kool & The Gang, Pink Floyd, Lyn Collins, Maceo Parker and The JBs. James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Kool & the Gang is a highly successful R&B/soul/funk/disco group. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Lyn Collins (12th June 1948 - 13th March 2005) was a soul / R&B singer best known for working with James Brown in the 1970s. ... Maceo Parker (born February 14, 1943) is a noted African American funk and soul jazz saxophone player, best known for his contributions to James Browns distinct sound. ... The most renowned of James Browns many backing bands (previously, the Famous Flames and the James Brown Band), the J.B.s provided musical support for the legendary singer and bandleader for the first half of the 70s. ...


Guy was never a sportsman during his schooling life as he never liked sports. He spent his time in school playing the Trumpet and Drums in the school band. The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium and tuba. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...


He is also known as the 'Dark Horse' of the band, mainly because he is the quietest of the lot and he does not fancy attention. He is media-shy.


He is a big fan of Captain America and the Space Invaders. Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers,[1] is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Guy owns a vintage retro style juke box and collects 7" singles to load on to it.


In autumn 2004, Berryman and Coldplay bandmate Will Champion guested on a-ha keyboardist Magne Furuholmen's first solo album, Past Perfect Future Tense. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Champion (born 31 July 1978) is the drummer of the band Coldplay. ... The correct title of this article is . ... Magne Furuholmen Picture By Pam Torrance Magne Furuholmen (Mags) (born November 1, 1962, Oslo), is best known as the guitarist/keyboardist in a-ha. ...


In 2004, he married Joanna Briston, his childhood sweetheart in a low key ceremony. She runs a fashionable clothing shop called Jezebell in London. The recent opening of the store was attended by bandmates Jonny and Will and their partners. Guy and Joanna have one daughter, Nico, born on September 17, 2006. Guy Berryman Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is a member of the group Coldplay. ...


Trivia

  • He smokes Marlboro Lights and drives an Aston Martin V8.
  • He also has a passion for gadgets and is an avid collector of vintage instruments and old studio technology.
  • He is left-handed but plays bass the orthodox way.
  • He is also known as Coldplay's fashion icon.
  • It was his idea to take candid pictures of the band with disposable cameras and throw them to the crowd during their 'Twisted Logic' Tour.
  • It was rumoured that he was to join Jim Ward of At the Drive-In in a band called the 'London Country Rebels'.
  • He also jogs around venues, right past Coldplay fans, before a live gig.
  • According to the Sunday Times, his net worth is now £25 million.

Jim Ward is one of the co-creators of the modern body piercing movement. ... At the Drive-In was an American band from El Paso, Texas that existed from 1993 to 2001. ... Coldplay is an English rock band from London. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... Net worth (sometimes net assets) is the total assets minus total liabilities of an individual or company. ...

References

  • Roach, Martin (2003). Coldplay: Nobody Said It Was Easy. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-9810-8.

External links

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