Pete first picked up a guitar in 1971 at the age of 11.
His earliest musical training was on viola which he played in the Liverpool Schools Symphony Orchestra in the seventies.
In the 1980s Pete was active in the music scene in Liverpool with a residency at the famous Philharmonic Tea Rooms on Hope Street.
Gigs at Kirklands wine bar and many others followed.
Since the 1980s Pete's has had an eclectic involvement in music from classical guitar to heavy rock. Pete has been in prog rock bands, folk duos, blues bands and original material bands. In the eighties he played in a band with Brian Nash from Frankie Goes to Hollywood and his brother Martin - who was also in the rockabilly band One Last Fight.
In the nineties, in Liverpool, Pete made an independent album with John Mason in a band called The Lost Chord. Most recently he has guested on a couple of albums by the Gospel producer Lloyd Gordon. Notably Rudo Zamchiya's 2012 album Covenant Keeping God playing classical guitar, 12 string on two tracks including I Love You Lord.
Most recently he has taken up lap steel guitar to develop a Hawaiian repertoire and to further develop his slide style for Delta blues with Automatic Annie
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