“the perfect music for the times we’re living through” (richard williams, the blue moment, reviewing ‘piano 2’)
“the excellent pete judge sounds somewhere between the late don cherry and the uk’s harry beckett” (john fordham, the guardian)
pete plays trumpet with get the blessing, eyebrow, and JOW, among other projects, and is multi-instrumentalist with three cane whale
he has released three albums of solo piano compositions, all recorded at st george’s bristol
he has recorded for marc gauvin (france), eyot (serbia), katcross (france), cleo t (france), coeur de pirate (canada), chrysta bell (usa), maika makovski (spain), nada (italy), carsten lindholm (denmark), jesca hoop (usa), krake (portugal), blackmailed & bereft (ireland), and for john parish, massive attack, mesadorm, this is the kit, crescent, jim moray, ian anderson’s jethro tull, dakhla brass, organelles, thought forms, big top heartbreak, port erin, delphic, amorphous androgynous, syd arthur, the kooks, the false beards, experimental pop band, the bookshop band, borborygma ensemble, the invisible pair of hands, ilya, lupine howl, scott lavene, the final age, busnoys, helele, boca 45, the silver stairs of ketchikan, sorry, ned roberts, michaela fedeczko, blue violet, claude cooper, september song, rob harbron’s the tidebreak (bbc radio 3), emily portman, adrian utley & will gregory (‘arcadia’ film soundtrack), mike perry & philip gross (‘sea fever’ project), the bower brother’s ‘monster’ (music from “a monster calls”), aardman animations’ ‘robin robin’ (oscar-nominated soundtrack), harriet riley & alex garden (sonder ii), stevie toddler, marry waterson & adrian crowley, and many others
he has performed live with sam lee’s singing with nightingales (including hay festival), this is the kit (including glastonbury festival, bbc radio 4’s loose ends, & the royal albert hall), super furry animals (furrymania tour), noel gallagher’s high flying birds (jools holland’s later), papa noel & asere, kneehigh theatre, keith tippett’s seedbed orchestra, the keith tippett celebration orchestra, ‘sketches of spain’ with get the blessing & bristol symphony orchestra, sidmouth folk festival’s ‘the transports’ (with martin & eliza carthy), vivian stanshall’s ‘stinkfoot’, the terra collective, and many others
he has also composed music for travelling light theatre company, tobacco factory theatre, flibbertigibbet theatre, acta, shetland arts trust, portland royal manor theatre, gloucester royal hospital, bristol’s brunel 200 (the triangulation project), aberystwyth silver band, b-side multi-media festival, taikabox dance company, michael rosen’s bbc radio series poetry playtime, the jazz suite “comfort in chaos” (with harriet riley), and many more.
he appears, v briefly, in the film ‘anna karenina’ (joe wright 2012)