Pete first picked up the guitar at the age of 11, and pretty much hasn’t put it down since – having made his career as a singer and musician, both on stage and in the studio.
He spent the 80s and the 90s touring and recording with a wide range of artists including Sir Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Shakin’ Stevens and Dannii Minogue, travelling to all corners of the globe from New Zealand to Greenland.
From 1996 to 2005, Pete enjoyed his time as front man for the 70s band Sailor – most famous for their hits “Glass Of Champagne” & “Girls, Girls, Girls”.
In 2005 Pete joined Glam Rockers The Sweet, and is still touring extensively with the band as lead vocalist and bass player. Much of the band’s live work is in Europe, particularly in Germany where they still enjoy massive popularity, however they also enjoy success further afield, with regular visits to Australia.
Pete has written songs and instrumental music throughout his career, with some degree of success, having composed for various TV shows and commercials. Credits include Gerry Anderson’s 80s Terrahawks series and Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC Chat Show, Clarkson. He also wrote all of the music for Clarkson’s solo commercial projects throughout the 90s. Pete also co-wrote a ballad for British 90s popsters S Club 7 . . .
In 2013, Pete released a long overdue solo CD entitled ‘Soul Searching’ and his second solo CD ‘Heartbeat’ was released in May 2016.
This collection of self-penned songs is very well received, both by Pete’s solo fans and Sweet fans alike.
Pete has always enjoyed the challenge of solo live shows, with just guitar and voice, and his international fans have been able to catch him performing tracks from Soul Searching, mixed with some new material plus Sweet & Sailor hits and a few well-chosen covers on his recent solo tour.