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Berryman performing with Coldplay in 2011
|Birth name||Guy Rupert Berryman|
|Born||12 April 1978|
Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is a Scottish musician and the bassist for the bands Coldplay and Apparatjik. Although Berryman is left-handed, he plays the bass right-handed.
Berryman started a mechanical engineering degree at University College London (UCL). Soon after he joined Coldplay, he dropped out of his engineering course and switched to a seven-year architecture programme at The Bartlett (UCL's school of 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, Berryman worked as a barman in a local London pub.
During the Twisted Logic Tour for the promotion of Coldplay's third album, X&Y , Berryman took candid pictures of the band with disposable cameras and threw them to the audience.
Berryman owned a clothing shop called "Jezebell" in London, which closed down due to debt. In 2019, Berryman began publishing "The Road Rat" magazine, celebrating classic automobiles.In September 2020, Berryman will launch a luxury clothing and accessories label called "Ratino".
Berryman was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. His father, Rupert Berryman, is a Chartered Engineer who worked on the Channel Tunnel. He was educated at two independent schools: at The Edinburgh Academy in the city of Edinburgh in Scotland, and at Kent College in the city of Canterbury in England, before attending University College London.
In 2004, Berryman married Joanna, his childhood sweetheart,in a low-key ceremony in the City of Westminster. The couple have one daughter, Nico, born 17 September 2006. In March 2007, Coldplay's spokesman confirmed that Guy and Joanna separated after three years of marriage, and later divorced. Berryman is now engaged to Dutch model Keshia Gerrits.
Berryman is a marathon runner and likes to run in the nearest parks or around the neighbourhoods of the hotels whenever the band is touring. He also has an interest in photography, fashion and electronic gadgets.He is a fan of his local football team Raith Rovers. Berryman owns a vintage retro style juke box and collects Motown and Stax 7" singles to play on it. He jokes that he knows "every secondhand vinyl shop in every major U.S. city". Berryman once said to have been starstruck by James Brown in concert.
According to an article released by Quartz in May 2018, Berryman has an estimated wealth of £82 million.
In 2004, Berryman and his Coldplay bandmate Will Champion collaborated with Magne Furuholmen of a-ha, on his solo album Past Perfect Future Tense , playing in the song "Kryptonite".
In 2008, Berryman participated to the Movie Soundtheme of Umi no Shanghai. He also played the bass guitar on Furuholmen's second album, A Dot of Black in the Blue of Your Bliss . In the same year, he started collaboration with Magne Furuholmen, Jonas Bjerre (of Mew) and Martin Terefe under the band name of Apparatjik, working on a musical theme for the BBC2 series, Amazon .The theme was made available along with exclusive tracks from various other artists on the Survival International charity album, Songs for Survival . Apparatjik has made their very first live performance at the eleventh edition of club transmediale, an annual festival in Berlin, which took place between 28 January and 7 February 2010. Apparatjik performed inside a specially constructed cube at the WMF on Monday, 1 February 2010. On the same day, the band released their debut album, titled We Are Here .
In 2010 and 2011, Berryman produced The Pierces' new album, You and I , together with Coldplay's producer Rik Simpson.
Apparatjik's second studio album, Square Peg in a Round Hole , was released digitally in November 2011 and physically in March 2012.
Berryman was credited with providing photographs for the inner sleeve of the album Foot of the Mountain , released by Norwegian pop/rock band a-ha in 2009.
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