A piano player with 40 years' experience who is able to perform a wide range of solo piano music across multiple genres. Also plays guitar
Solo Piano: Pete is a very versatile piano player with 40 years experience and is able to perform a wide range of quality live solo piano music at Weddings and Functions or in Restaurants and Bars. Covering many musical genres from classical, ragtime, jazz, blues, standards, rock'n'roll, pop, rock, soul, indie, T.V. and film music and more, this makes him adaptable to different live music environments. Pete has performed at various hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs around the North West of England. He also has some international experience having performed live in France and Russia. Groups: Pete has performed in an electro-acoustic duo/trio accompanying the highly regarded singer Tricia McTeague. This features vocals, guitars and piano/keyboard and provides an extremely versatile and flexible musical offering, suitable for any type of event or occasion. Pete is a founding member of the 4-piece covers band, 'Cornerstones' originally formed in the early 1990s, mainly featuring Pete as a lead guitarist. He has, more recently, played guitar at occasional gigs for a similar 4-piece group called 'The Get Back Beats'. Please see web site for further information. Session Work: Pete is available as a session pianist for recording sessions or for live gigs. He has worked in the studio and performed live with the very highly regarded musician Tricia McTeague. Tricia is a professional singer-songwriter who has worked with some amazing artists and has produced plenty of her own material. He has also recorded with TV and film music composer, Hughie Brennan. Theatre: Pete has accompanied the award-winning theatre and cabaret performer, Patricia Hartshorne. In 2013, they produced a new, original show called 'Dark Deeds' which debuted at the Buxton Fringe Festival. This was followed in 2014/15 with a new show called 'When The Band Begins To Play'. Please see web site for further information. Television: Pete featured as a pianist, playing live on set during the 6th episode of the 3rd series of the highly acclaimed BBC TV series 'Peaky Blinders', which was aired during May and June 2016.
Pete has been playing piano for almost 40 years and is able to perform a very wide variety or music across multiple musical genres including classical, ragtime, jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, rock, soul, pop, Latin, folk, indie, alternative, T.V and film music and so on. His repertoire covers literally thousands of songs from hundreds of years’ worth of music and it is constantly being added to. He can often source the sheet music for any published piece of music. Even where sheet music does not exist, Pete can also create his own arrangement of any tune that has a strong melody and is feasible to play on the piano. If you have any requests for specific songs to be played at a Wedding, Function or other Event, please get in touch with the details.
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