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Originally from Great Yarmouth, and cutting his teeth as a Drummer in Norwich, Pete lives in Bristol, UK and plays with several bands regularly. Working as a drummer, session drummer, booking agent, festival booker, sound engineer, promoter, venue music manager, stage tech, music teacher, drum workshop leader, tour driver and tour manager over the last 18 years and developing a holistic understanding of the industry.

 

Pete performs regularly with The Globo Collective, The Gin Bowlers, Kutamba, The Kirris Riviera Blues band, and is finishing off an album with Bristol Based Hip-Hop band Almatic to release in 2022. Also in 2021 he has been composing an instrumental album of music that experiments with texture and melody, due for completion early 2022.

Pete has toured round France, Spain, Portugal with Gin Bowlers, as well as doing Ferrara Buskers festival In Italy with their upbeat street performance of their Hot Jazz arrangements. The tour saw them play in the UK, France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria on route, and then spend 10 days in Italy doing street shows with the festival.

 

“Performing is the real joy of music for me. I love to record music and develop concepts for records but really playing live is the real buzz for me. Trying to ride the line between expressing oneself fully, but keeping the message of the song strong; playing the part, and delivering the feeling to the listener”.

 

More recently Pete has been really interested in electronic and acoustic fusion with drums in a live context, and is branching out into more unusual textures, and darker sounds, and working on an album due for release early 2022, of mostly instrumental music that is “really fun to make”.

 

Passionate about teaching drums and sharing the experience of artistic development, Pete teaches up to 15 students of all ages per week from his studio in Bristol and is developing a book on drum tuition and creative development. Pete is also on the management team at Music Ape rehearsal studios.