upcoming gigs

Wednesday May 24th, 2023: Uphill Game, Canteen, Bristol

Thursday May 25th, 2023: The Invisible Apples, El Rincon, Bristol

Friday May 26th, 2023: Uphill Game, Riff Corner, Clevedon

Saturday May 27th, 2023: JOW, Stroud Jazz Festival (1pm in St Lawrence’s Church)

Friday June 16th, 2023: Get The Blessing, Unearthed Festival, Pembrokeshire

Sunday June 18th, 2023: 6161, Unearthed Festival, Pembrokeshire

Tuesday June 20th, 2023: solo piano, The Cube, Bristol (with The Sounds of Ursa & Modulus III)

Saturday June 24th, 2023: Three Cane Whale, Kelda Studio, Monmouthshire

Sunday June 25th, 2023: The Invisible Apples, Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Monday June 26th, 2023: JOW, ‘Poetry By Heart’, The Globe, London

Friday June 30th, 2023: Postclassical Assembly, ‘Sympathetic Strings’, St Ambrose Church, Bristol

Thursday July 6th, 2023: Eyebrow, El Rincon, Bristol

Saturday July 8th, 2023: Track Record, Severn Beach Railway (details tbc)

Sunday July 9th, 2023 (afternoon): The Invisible Apples, Swanage Jazz Festival, Dorset

Sunday July 9th, 2023 (evening): Get The Blessing, Swanage Jazz Festival, Dorset

Friday July 21st, 2023: Three Cane Whale, Prema Arts, Uley, Gloucestershire

Saturday July 22nd, 2023 (afternoon): You Are Here, Bristol Beacon

Monday August 21st, 2023: 6161, The Bell, Bath

Wednesday August 30th, 2023: Orfic, The Bell, Bath

Friday September 1st, 2023: Three Cane Whale, Sladers Yard, West Bay, Dorset

Saturday September 2nd, 2023: Three Cane Whale, Chapel Cross Tearoom, South Somerset

Saturday September 16th, 2023: Eyebrow / JOW / Dao, St Ambrose Church, Bristol

piano 3

“piano 3”, the third volume of solo piano pieces recorded on the magnificent Steinway grand in St George’s Bristol, released in cd, download, and sheet music formats in november 2022

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

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.

december 2021

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

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

november 2021

JOW, new acoustic duo with cellist james gow, releases its eponymous debut album on cd and bandcamp

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

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.

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

february 2021

a new painting of pete appears in debut exhibition by bristol legend big jeff johns

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                               

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)

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