Guy Berryman

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Guy Berryman, 2023

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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