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Guy Rupert Berryman was born 12 April 1978, in Kirkcaldy, Scotland he is a Scottish musician, bassist for the groups Coldplay and Apparatjik. Actually Berryman is left-handed however he chooses to play the bass right-handed. 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. He dropped out of his architecture degree after one year to focus on to 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 photo of the band with disposable cameras and threw them to the audience.

Berryman was educated at an independent school in Scotland, The Edinburgh Academy, and Kent, at Kent College Canterbury, before attending University College London. In 2004, Berryman married Joanna, his childhood sweetheart, In an exceedingly low key ceremony in the city of Westminster. They have one daughter, Nico, born on 17 September 2006. In March 2007, Coldplay's spokesman confirmed that Guy and Joanna separated after 3 years of marriage. They are currently divorced, but see each other frequently for the wellbeing of their daughter Nico. Berryman used to run a clothing store called as Jezebell in London, which has closed due to the debt with running the business. The opening of the store was attended by bandmates Chris MartinJonny Buckland and Will Champion, and their partners.

Berryman is an avid marathon runner and likes to run in the nearest parks or around the neighborhoods 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 F.C. 

Berryman owns a vintage retro style juke box and collects Motown and Stax 7" singles to play on it. He jokes that he know of every secondhand vinyl shop in each major U.S. city. Berryman once said to own  starstruck by the late James Brown in concert. According to an article released by MSN UK in April 2008, Berryman has an estimated wealth of £25 million. On June 7, 2010, The Sun reported that Berryman and his brother Mark would be forming a company for antiques. In 2004, Guy and Will Champion collaborated with Magne Furuholmen of a-ha, Guy is a big musical hero, on his solo album Past Perfect Future Tense playing the song Kryptonite. In 2008, Berryman participated to the Movie Soundtheme of Umi no Shanghai. He also played the bass guitar in Furuholmen's A Dot of Black in the Blue of Your Bliss.

In the same year he collaborated with Magne Furuholmen, Jonas Bjerre (of Mew) and Martin Terefe under the band name of Apparatjik for the theme to the BBC2 series, Amazon. The theme is available along with exclusive tracks from various other artists on the Survival International charity album, Songs for Survival. Apparatjik has recently announced on their Twitter and Facebook pages that a new track called "Electric Eye" will be available on the 30th of November, as a free download on their website. Apparatjik made their very first live performance at the eleventh edition of club transmediale, an annual festival in Berlin, due to take place between 28 January and 7 February 2010. This first ever performance of Apparatjik took place inside a specially constructed cube at the WMF on Monday, February 1, 2010. On the same day, they released of their debut album, titled We Are Here.
In 2010 and 2011, Berryman worked with The Pierces and Coldplay's producer Rik Simpson in the production of The Pierces' new album You and I.

Berryman was credited with providing photographs for the inner sleeve of the album Foot of the Mountain, released by Norwegian pop band a-ha in 2009.

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