Marshland Pete is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter. Growing up next to the marshland of England 1. He grew his musical understanding from the family 45s, favouring those Rock and Blues artists who could launch into deeply moving guitar solos 2 as well as musicians who embraced the unconventional. In early bands, Petey would take a lead in writing new songs and developing long solos 3.
Petey left the peaceful idyllic landscapes of the East Anglian marshland to travel the long dusty lonesome road 4 to London. He found a new home in London. Much of his music has been influenced by the London 1960's music scene and living amongst the landmarks of that era has been inspiring. These days, Petey is playing music further afield and has performed in numerous places throughout the UK.
Whilst Petey has done session work at prestigious recordings studios such as Abbey Road Studios, he records mostly from his own home studio, Chime Tone Studio. In addition to performing on the records (often playing or programming all of the instruments), he mixes, masters and even does the artwork for his songs.
His live performance adds a new dimension by adding live looping and improvisation to create a full dynamic sound. Think Royal Blood, Cream and Jeff Beck mixed together in a solo act.
The live set can be tailored to fit the occasion with a flexible setlist. The sound can also be bolstered by a backing track for the sound of a full band or played with no backing and stripped back to its raw elements.
His influences include Jeff Beck, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Free, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan, Robin Trower, John Mayall, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis Group, Peter Green, Alexis Korner, Rolling Stones, White Stripes, Royal Blood, John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr and a wide range of other bands, guitarists and musicians.
1. [He also grew up next to a golf course but Golf Course Pete doesn't have the same ring to it]
2. [Jeff Beck, Cream, Roy Buchanan, Robin Trower, Jimi Hendrix, Free, Led Zeppelin] ↩
3. [His other band mates were less impressed with the length of these solos] ↩
4. [Well alright he took the train, which was quite comfortable] ↩
Previous Live Experience Highlights
- Handel Hendrix Museum - Battle of the Guitarists (Final 3)
- Rock at the Castle Festival, Hertford Castle, Hertford
- The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh
- Deptford Heritage Festival, Deptford, London
- Sounds for Hounds Festival, Worthing
- Isleworth Rugby Weekend Party, Isleworth
- Cosmic Puffin Festival, Mersea Island
- Foal Farm Charity Event, Amersham Arms, London
- The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft
- St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth
- Union Chapel, Islington, London
- Proud Camden, Camden, London