This Day In Music 12.04.2016
Guy Rupert Berryman was born on 12 April 1978 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
Berryman started an engineering degree at University College London. Soon after, he dropped out of his engineering course and switched to a seven-year architecture program at The Bartlett where he met his future band-mates. 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.
In 2004, Berryman collaborated with Magne Furuholmen of A-ha on his solo album “Past Perfect Future Tense” playing in the song "Kryptonite".
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 and Martin Terefe under the band name of APPARATJIK working on a musical theme for the BBC2 series Amazon.
On 1 February 2010 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 is left-handed but plays the bass right-handed.
Apparatjik – Antlers (from We Are Here, 2010's debut album)