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upcoming gigs

Monday January 16th, 2023: Uphill Game, The Bell, Bath

Thursday February 2nd, 2023: JOW, Post Classical Assembly (with Balladeste), ‘Twigmore Hall’, Bath https://postclassical.co.uk/

Friday February 3rd, 2023: JOW, Post Classical Assembly (with Balladeste), The Orchard Coffee & Co, Bristol https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/the-orchard-coffee-co/fri-3-feb-postclassical-assembly-presents-3-4-strings-81821

Saturday February 4th, 2023: Get The Blessing, Pound Arts, Corsham

Thursday February 9th, 2023: The Invisible Apples, St George’s Bristol (with Sonder) https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/sonder-invisible-apples/

Sunday February 12th, 2023: You Are Here (the music of Keith Tippett), Bristol Beacon

Tuesday February 14th, 2023: The Invisible Apples, El Rincon, Bristol

Wednesday February 22nd, 2023: Orfic, The Canteen, Bristol

Friday February 24th, You Are Here, Wakefield

Wednesday March 1st, 2023: JOW, The Listening Room, St George’s Bristol

Saturday March 4th, 2023: Get The Blessing, The Winchester Gate, Salisbury

Friday March 10th, 2023: JOW, The Living Room (upstairs at The Grapes), Bath

Sunday March 12th, 2023 (1:30pm): Eyebrow, The Exchange, Bristol

Thursday March 16th, 2023: Three Cane Whale, St George’s Bristol (with Firelight Trio) https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/three-cane-whale-firelight-trio/

Thursday March 23rd, 2023: Uphill Game, El Rincon, Bristol

Sunday March 26th, 2023: Uphill Game, Alma Tavern, Bristol

Tuesday May 2nd, 2023: Uphill Game, Fringe in the Round, Bristol

Thursday May 11th, 2023: Singing With Nightingales, Highnam Woods, Gloucestershire

Saturday May 13th, 2023 (4:30pm): solo piano, St Mary’s Church, Totnes

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

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

Saturday May 27th, 2023: JOW, Stroud Jazz Festival

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 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