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“piano 3” on crd!

delighted to reveal that “piano 3”, recorded on the magnificent steinway grand in st george’s bristol in 2022, is getting a full digital release this year, thanks to the very lovely people at crd records (https://www.crdrecords.com/)

upcoming gigs

Sunday June 2nd, 2024: Get The Blessing (+ The Brackish), Komedia, Bath https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bath/KOMEDIA-BATH/Get-The-Blessing-John-Martin-The-Brackish/38039890/

Monday June 3rd, 2024: The Invisible Apples (+ Julian Baggini), Bristol Humanists Fundraiser, The Folk House, Bristol https://www.wegottickets.com/event/616767

Tuesday June 4th, 2024: You Are Here (the music of Keith Tippett), The Lantern, Bristol Beacon https://bristolbeacon.org/whats-on/kevin-figes-sextet-you-are-here/

Wednesday June 5th, 2024: JOW + Tina Hitchens, The Orchard Coffee & Co., Bristol – tickets available soon

Wednesday June 19th, 2024: JOW, ‘Counter-Chamber’, Folklore Hoxton, London, tickets available soon https://dice.fm/event/38v8v-counter-chamber-jay-chakravorty-violeta-vicci-jow-19th-jun-folklore-hoxton-london-tickets

Sunday July 7th, 2024, 2-4pm: Orfic, Spirited, North Street, Bristol – free entry

Wednesday July 10th, 2024: Get The Blessing, Guarda, Portugal (tickets available soon)

Sunday July 14th, 2024: 6161, Swanage Jazz Festival https://swanagejazzfestival.co.uk

Saturday August 31st, 2024: Get The Blessing, Smugglers Festival, Kent https://smugglersfestival.com/

Thursday October 3rd, 2024: Three Cane Whale, St George’s Bristol, www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/three-cane-whale-boss-morris/

Tuesday October 8th, 2024: solo piano, Bristol Cathedral, 1pm, more details to follow

Thursday October 10th, 2024: Uphill Game (supporting Jasper Høiby’s 3Elements), St George’s Bristol https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/jasper-hoibys-3elements-uphill-game/

Tuesday November 5th, 2024: Get The Blessing, 25th anniversary, The Gallimaufry, Bristol

Wednesday November 6th, 2024: Get The Blessing, 25th anniversary, The Bell, Bath

Thursday December 12th, 2024: Three Cane Whale, Folk at The New Room, Bristol (tickets on sale soon)

spring 2024

this spring sees the release of this is the kit‘s “live at the minack theatre” (as album and film), featuring pete on flugelhorn. he’ll also be back at st george’s bristol in late april to record the much-anticipated new three cane whale album (the band’s sixth release, and its first since 2019)

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