Pete Shaw

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About Pete

Award winning accordionist, pianist and composer.

Pete Shaw is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in the UK. He is most easily found playing accordion in his unique Irish-Klezmer-Jazz fusion style in bands around Manchester. In 2020, he set off on an international tour with his award winning Alt-Folk duo, Good Habits. What was supposed to be a 3 month tour resulted in them being stranded in New Zealand for 2 years by the global events of 2020. Having now returned to Manchester, he is back to performing around the UK and Europe, writing his own music and working as a session musician. Find me online: musophotos. com

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This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
Christmas, Classical, Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1960s era music, Swing, Easy listening, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Karaoke, Vintage, Country, Bluegrass, Welsh folk, Rockabilly
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

That's ok, just let me know as soon as possible!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, anymore than 1 will require a fee though.

Pete's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£370
Session day
I'll attend your studio for a session day to record as many tracks as we can get done!
5 Learnt Songs
I'll learn 5 songs to be performed at an event at £50/song
Session musician X 3 tracks
Performing on 3 album tracks, recorded remotely in my home studio. Includes 2 rerecords and phone consultations.
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5 out of 5
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Pete's Reviews

From customers:

Stephen F
5 years ago, for a Corporate event in Oxford Rd
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5 out of 5

Really added to the atmosphere of the party, we will definitely get him again next year!

Sarah D
6 years ago, for a Private event in Manchester
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5 out of 5

Even though we had last minute changes to the event organisation, Pete handled everything with ease and thankfully played for longer than we had originally asked for

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