who is he ?
He continued to play other instruments becoming a grade 6 Tuba player, playing guitar in school bands and playing drums. But none of these would be his calling.
One day, his friend Peter brought into school a Chick Corea record and while the teacher was out of the room, he swiftly swapped Tchaikovsky for Chick. Well, this was it. Funk, Harmony and Latin all in one unit. So it was there that the journey began.
After a spell playing the East End pubs and still in his early twenties. His talents were soon spotted and in 1983 he was asked to join the Three Degrees Orchestra. Rapidly his playing became increasingly in demand by established American soul acts coming to the UK.
In 1984 Pete joined the band Talk Talk. This was to be the start of his extensive touring career, which includes long relationships with Yusuf Islam, Tom Jones, Go West, Sister Sledge, Odyssey, Boy George and Black.
Performing also with Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Daryl Hall, Mica Paris, Martha Reeves, The Stylistics, Billy Paul and The Count Basie Orchestra. The list continues.....
Pete always played a big part in musical productions at school, so it was no surprise when he got offered the piano chair in the 1986 West End production of "Chess".
A career move that would eventually lead to being asked to record the soundtrack to Alan Parker's 1996 film "Evita" starring Madonna. This is where he met producer Nigel Wright and went on to record many albums and TV shows.
Recording and touring continued but behind these scenes there was another avenue opening, one of writing and producing.
Pete has written and produced for many artists. But, has a catalog of instrumentals that remain unreleased and unheard.
In many ways, this album is the culmination of all his years of listening and playing. A melting pot of influences but always in search of a great tune.