Guy Berryman

British musician and photographer best known as the bassist for the bands Coldplay and Apparatjik

Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is the bass player for the group Coldplay.

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  • I think I've kind of got the best position. I get all the benefits of being in one of the biggest bands in the world and have a certain anonymity as well. So I'm perfectly happy with the situation. source
  • I'm in love with a lot of things. Some of those things love me back. And some of them don't--and one of them is Radiohead.
    • In response to Thom Yorke's comment that Coldplay makes "lifestyle music"
    • Gordon, Devin (2005-05-30), "Hot for Coldplay". Newsweek. 145 (22):64-68
  • I don't concentrate on technical things like where a microphone is placed and things like that. As a producer, I try to keep the initial feeling from when I first heard a song and make sure we do what were initially aiming for. source
  • Magne Furuholmen is a very dear friend of mine. A-ha are a classic pop band and they've got some brilliant songs. I'd say 'The Living Daylights' was one of my favourite Bond tunes: regardless of it being a Bond song, it stands alone as a great piece of music. source
  • I’m not famous, only Chris (Martin) is famous. Chris can’t walk around in Bangkok, he’ll get mobbed! But I can walk anywhere and no one would give a shit. [laughs] But I like it this way, I don’t want any attention in that kind of way, I like to stay home and being able to go anywhere, can go shopping anywhere, something like that. Well, I’m in a really famous band but I’m just not famous, you know what I mean? And I think that’s perfect. source


  • We have very similar brains. But they come out in different personalities.
    • Chris Martin, on Berryman's reticence
    • Scaggs, Austin; Corbijn, Anton (2005-08-25), "COLDPLAY'S QUIET STORM". Rolling Stone. (981):40-46

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