*FULL PERFORMANCE AND TEACHING HISTORY*, *WWC Check and Police Clearance, Seraphina – Acoustic Folk Trio Birmingham 1996 - 1997 *Age 12 playing acoustic guitar in family band *Recorded and released 2 albums, Whaire – Originals indie Rock Band Birmingham 1998- 1998 *Acoustic and Bass guitar *Live performances hiring venues, Pure Greed – Classic Rock and Blues Band Birmingham 1998 – 2001 *Lead singer and electric guitar *Band leader and song arranger, Guitar Teacher / Salesperson – Fairdeal Music Birmingham 1999 – 1999 *Individual students *Guitar tech, Guitar Teacher – S&J Music Lichfield Birmingham 1999 – 2000 *Individual students *Guitar tech, Music Facilitator – Local primary schools Lichfield 1999 - 2000 *Group music facilitation *Proficiency required in guitar, drums, keyboard, bass and vocals, Ultimate Madness – Ska Madness Tribute Band Birmingham 2001- 2004 *Guitar *Up to 7 nights per week *Nationwide acclaim and regular touring, Funky weekend – Soul and Pop Party Band Birmingham 2003 - 2003 *Lead guitar, Total Recall – Park Resorts resident party band Wales 2002 – 2003 *Lead guitar and Backing Vocal *Huge set-list contemporary and classic material, Beat Street International – Funk / Pop party band Leeds 2004 – 2005 *Lead guitar and backing vocal *Tight ‘click tracks’ *Tours of Germany Holland and Israel, Guitar Teacher – Leeds 2004 - 2005 *Individual students, Demand – Resident party band Scotland 2005 – 2006 *Lead guitar and backing vocal, Demand – Resident party band Dorset 2006 – 2007 *Lead guitar and backing vocal, Guitar Teacher / sound tech Suffolk 2007 – 2008 *Individual students, Discovery Cruise lines – Professional Entertainer Florida USA 2009 – 2010 *Solo show with backing tracks *Lead guitarist of Latin band *Ship host, Electric solo covers Perth Australia 2010 – 2014 Lead vocal and guitar, Assistant sales manager – Just Music Perth 2010 – 2011 *Guitar sales and repair, Guitar Teacher – Perth 2010 - 2011 *Individual students, Electric solo covers Perth Australia 2010 – 2014 Lead vocal and guitar, Assistant sales manager – Just Music Perth 2010 – 2011 *Guitar sales and repair, Easy Tigers – Hip / Hop and Rock party band Perth 2010 – 2013 *Lead guitar and backing vocal *Tours of Western Australia *Supported Daryl Braithwaite, DD Soul – Soul Funk and Jazz group Perth Lead guitar and backing vocal *9 piece line-up *Regular performances at the Ellington *2 television appearances, The Fludes – Ancient Tales Suffolk England 2014 – 2015 *Lead guitar and vocal *Writer and producer *Worldwide publishing deal, Catch Music – Music Facilitator Perth Australia 2015 – 2019 *Facilitating up to 30 people *Requiring knowledge of many styles of music and instruments, Music Fix – Interactive music Perth 2018 – Present *Facilitating interactive music for people with disability *Projects in Vietnam *Up to 30 people, Music Fix – 10 week program Perth 2017 – Present *Individual lessons *Guitar Bass and Vocals
Pete began playing guitar at the early age of 3 years old in 1987. Influenced by his parents both being professional musicians, Pete learned the acoustic stylings of artists such as Heart, King Crimson and Joan Baez. His family formed a band in 1996 called ‘Seraphina’ and recorded 2 albums.
By the age of 15 Pete had become influenced by artists such as Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix and Santana and was bought his first electric guitar. Feeling need to grow from his early folk roots, Pete formed his first rock band ‘Pure Greed’ playing a mix of classic rock and blues.
On finishing school Pete became a professional guitarist in a Ska Madness tribute band called ‘Ultimate Madness at the age of 17. The group had a busy schedule playing up to 7 nights a week all over England.
After 4 years of intense touring and a brief 6 month cover band residency in Wales, Pete was head-hunted during a showcase in Yorkshire by the Funk / Soul touring band ‘Beat Street International’ in 2005 who were impressed with his energy.
Pete was called upon to play a completely new style of music and became influenced by artists such as Prince, Chic’ and Parliament / Funkadelic. Now as well as England, Pete began regularly touring overseas including Germany and Israel.
During his time playing in many top resident and touring bands in the 2000’s, Pete had now trained his voice and began a solo career in Florida on cruise ships in 2009.
In 2010 Pete moved to Australia performing his solo show with self-written backing tracks. During this period, he also joined a Hip hop / Rock band called ‘Easy Tigers’ and enjoyed an exciting tour of Western Australia. He also joined a local soul band called ‘DD Soul comprised of WAAPA students making regular appearances at The Ellington Jazz club also enjoying 2 television appearances.
In 2014 Pete returned home to write, record and produce an epic Medieval Orchestral Rock album with his family called ‘The Fludes – Ancient Tales.’ The album acquired a worldwide publishing deal from legendary producer ‘Mark S. Berry in Canada receiving global acclaim. From this interest Pete gained support from companies ‘Rotosound’ and ‘Spear’ guitars.
On returning from England Pete concentrated on working with the community becoming a music facilitator and coordinator at ‘Catch Music.’ Pete has recently returned from Vietnam developing a music program for people with disability and is currently performing with ‘Sweet Cheeks’ an acoustic guitar and Flute duo.
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‘I look forward to joining you on your musical journey soon!’ :)
These details were last updated on March 5, 2019