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upcoming gigs

Thursday June 16th: The Invisible Apples, El Rincon Bristol

Monday June 20th: JOW, ‘Poetry By Heart’ event, The Globe Theatre, London

Saturday June 25th: JOW, Avon Wildwalk event, Hengrove Mound, Bristol

Friday July 1st: Get The Blessing, Druidstone Midsummer Jamboree, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Thursday July 7th: JOW, To The Moon, Bristol

Saturday July 9th: Terra Coda, Falmouth International Arts Festival, Cornwall

Sunday July 10th: Terra Coda, Falmouth International Arts Festival, Cornwall

Wednesday July 13th: Orfic, The Canteen, Bristol

Friday July 29th: This Is The Kit, Underneath The Stars Festival, Barnsley South Yorkshire

Saturday July 30th: This Is The Kit, Cambridge Folk Festival

Sunday July 31st: JOW, Tobacco Factory Bar, Bristol

Tuesday August 2nd: Organelles, The Canteen, Bristol

Wednesday August 3rd: Organelles, The Bell, Bath

Thursday August 4th: Organelles, Green Note, London

Saturday August 6th: Organelles, St Dunstan’s, Bristol

Sunday August 28th: Taeko Kunishima, AberJazz, Fishguard, Wales

summer 2022

“piano 3”, the third volume of solo piano pieces recorded on the magnificent Steinway grand in St George’s Bristol, to be released in in cd, download, and sheet music formats; more information about release date and launch events very soon

may 2022

pete plays trumpet in Benji Bower’s extraordinary “symphonic love-letter to the earth” TERRA CODA, premiering with three sold-out performances at the new The Mount Without in Bristol

april 2022

debut album by the invisible apples (“the golden threads and mystic lights of duka”) is released on cd https://theinvisibleapples.bandcamp.com/album/the-golden-threads-and-mystic-lights-of-duka

march 2022

JOW records new ep in st ambrose church, with special guest alex garden

february 2022

“piano + film” at st george’s bristol, in a double-bill with harriet riley & alex garden’s “sonder ii” album launch. https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/alex-garden-harriet-riley-stevie-toddler/

december 2021

the dings, new electro-acoustic duo with multi-instrumentalist and filmmaker tony orrell, releases its debut album “booster” on bandcamp https://thedings.bandcamp.com/releases

december 2021

aardman animation’s film “robin robin” is released on netflix, with music composed by the bookshop band and featuring pete on trumpet and tenor horn. the soundtrack is oscar and ivor novello award nominated https://www.aardman.com/robin-robin-streaming-now-on-netflix/

november 2021

JOW, new acoustic duo with cellist james gow, releases its eponymous debut album on cd and bandcamp https://jowduo.bandcamp.com/releases

october 2021

“river echoes” (a live sound, music and film event on and under the waters of Bristol, created by kathy hinde) takes place in bristol’s bathhurst basin, with pete playing cornet in a canoe http://kathyhinde.co.uk/river-echoes-2021/

september 2021

“comfort in chaos”, a new suite for jazz septet & poets, composed in collaboration with harriet riley, is recorded at j&j studios, released on CD and bandcamp, and premiered live at the 1532 Performing Arts theatre in bristol. The suite celebrates the work of the charity 1625 Independent People, which works with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. https://www.1532bristol.co.uk/comfort-in-chaos-a-jazz-suite

summer 2021

the track “frond three” (from ‘piano 2’) is used as the theme music for the bbc radio 4 extra series “new creatives dramas”

july 2021

the band of waites (duo with dejan ilijic) releases “planet”, first single from forthcoming album release

march 2021

silver stairs of ketchikan single ‘old god’s tongue’ (on which pete plays trumpet and flugelhorn), released march 2021
https://www.silverstairsofketchikan.bandcamp.com

february 2021

a new painting of pete appears in debut exhibition by bristol legend big jeff johns
https://bigjeffjohnsart.com/

winter 2020

“piano 2” sheet music: eleven transcriptions released             

november 2020

“piano + film”: new collaboration with audio-visual artist kathy hinde, premiered live at st george’s bristol, 28th november 2020
https://kathyhinde.co.uk/                               

autumn 2020

“a short film about ice”, dir. adam laity, featuring music from “piano”, released autumn 2020 (‘best climate emergency film’ at the ahrc research in film awards 2020, ‘best short film’ at belgrade greenfest 2020)
https://www.adamlaity.com/a-short-film-about-ice/4595083877

october 2020

this is the kit “off off on” (featuring pete on flugelhorn) released on rough trade reaching the top 10 of the uk album charts

serbian band eyot’s album “557799” (pete plays trumpet on the opening track) released on ropeadope

spring 2020

“piano” sheet music: eleven transcriptions released