A solo blues musician
keeping traditional blues out of the grave. Pete takes a simple approach of one voice and one guitar, infusing traditional blues with his own arrangements and lyrics, with a deep, edgy, voice accompanying himself on resonator slide guitar Pete makes a dramatically authentic sound which is enjoyed by contemporary audiences. His guitar technique was spotted by talent scouts looking for extraordinary fretwork skills for Sky Arts programme “Guitar Star” where he reached the quarter finals.
Past and Present
vintage Nostalgia Festival
11th September 2021 It was a privilege to be the alternative act at Vintage Nostalgia Festival. While the headline act was busy getting the dancers dancing, I was in the Tipi tent singing some sad old blues songs.
14th August 2021 Another pretty stage! I was so excited to play the David Hall as part of their Live & Local event which included a set from Reg Meuross. Hit the button to see a live video of ‘Passionate Fool’ from that evening.
Salisbury's prettiest stage
26th June 2021 one of my first gigs after (another) lockdown and I got to play on Salisbury’s prettiest stage. The Winchester Gate has always been a favourite and it just keeps getting better.
POST LOCK DOWN
11th July 2020 Performing Arts were given the green light to resume outdoors on July 11, on that same day I performed my 1st gig at the Winchester Gate in Salisbury. It was a tremendous privilege to be the fist live music people had heard in over 3 months. It was a momentous moment.
Great Dorset Steam Fair
26th August 2019 The Great Dorset Steam Fair is one of the biggest events in my local area. I have always wanted to be included on the bill, so I was very pleased to have the opportunity to play on two stages.
Playing Trowbridge Festival was my highlight of 2018. There was an amazing energy it the tent during my performance. hit the button below to see a video of this performance filmed by Organic Jam Sessions.
SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE
18th June 2017 Playing an Arts Centre can be ticket off the Bucket List. Great sound and an attentive audience what a perfect live lunch.
SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL
4th March 2017 I have been going to Swanage Blues festival with my dad for many years. To be asked to play was a dream.
5th of August 2016 I supported The Stone Donkey Pilots played for their last show. I have supported The Stone Donkey Pilots so many times that I refer to myself as a donkey fluffer.
COMMON PEOPLE Festival
21st May 2016 A pre-party is just an excuse for a piss up and I had a blast playing at the Overdraft in Southampton for the Official Common People festival pre-party.
December 2015 Blues Matters Magazine wrote a great review about my album. Hit the button to read full review
I had great fun doing a live session and interview on Abby 104. Hit the button below to listen.
North Dorset Folk Festival
2th August 2015 I was privileged to play at the North Dorset Folk festival and share the stage with all the fantasies acts including Nizlopi.
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL
18th July 2015 If I ever have a bad gig I always think back to performing at Upton Blues Festival. This was the most amazing gig I have ever played.
12th May 2015 The Red Album’ released in May 2015 is available from most online music services. CDs can be bought at gigs or send me an email to arrange postage.
Gig with my dad
8th April 2015 As a kid I would sit in Croydon pubs listening to my dad play. I was so proud to go back to my home town and play with my dad at Lime Meadow folk club.
Sky Arts guitar star
I was invited to be in the final 60 on Sky Arts show Guitar Star. It was a fun experience, it’s not every day you can play blues on prime time TV.
LARMER TREE FESTIVAL
2014 I played at the Larmer Tree Festival. It was pretty exciting to be on the same bill as Tom Jones and Frank Turner. Although I was on a much smaller stage.
SUPPORT Rodney Branigan
2014 I was lucky to support an amazing guitarist Rodney Branigan. This dude plays two guitars at the same time!
SUPPORT Miller Anderson
2013 I was lucky to support Miller Anderson. Miller has been involved with many successful bands including T.Rex & Spencer Davis Group.
SUPPORT Larry Garner
2013 I open for Larry Garner and his band. I was overwhelmed to share the stage with such a bona fide blues man.