PETE EASTMURE

PETE EASTMURE

BandFolkSoul

Folk-soul song spinner Pete Eastmure supports "Songs for MeZZ" with dates in Canada and the US; Video "Vegas Tonight just released' ; recently recorded "Home for Christmas" with Juno winners Todd Booth and James Sommerville and recording "Micayla" produced by Lemonbucket Orkestra's Rob Teehan.



Biography

PETE EASTMURE BIO:

Folk-soul song spinner Pete Eastmure has come back from the crossroads with a bag full of songs and a whole lot of stories to tell. Following up on the success of his 2011 "Songs for MeZZ", Pete and his Welldigger Band have taken his songs from prominent Toronto music hubs such as the Reservoir Lounge and the Central Bar to clubs and festivals in Eastern Ontario and Quebec as well as New York. He has also launched his music into the digital world with back to back video releases - "Welldigger: A Murder in Chinatown (Jan 2012) and "Vegas Tonight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei8WQ81FTWo
(Sept 2012)" both collaborations with Welldigger and multi-award winning filmmaker Eva Marie McCann.

This fall Pete continues to play live dates around Toronto and surrounding region as he records; he was recently chosen to record "Home for Christmas" by songwriting duo Wendy Sommerville and James Doris at Revolution Studios. This chamberpop ode is being produced by Juno winner Todd Booth and features an orchestral arrangement lead by Boston Symphony's first horn James Sommerville. Look out for the video release in December.

Pete's other recording project is an exciting new EP entitled "Micayla" which is being produced by viral gypsy sensation Lemonbucet Orkestra's Rob Teehan. Featuring some of the best brass and string players in the country, the EP will also contain a collaboration with world renowned cellist Rachel Mercer (Via Salzburg and Art of Time).

Pete is currently touring with the Welldigger band and his duo with Eva Marie McCann.

Pete Eastmure is a prolific singer-songwriter in his creative prime whose voice has emerged as a beacon for his generation. Pete draws on his life experience to create iconic songs, rich in character and emotion, distilled by time to uncover the story of today.
Pete has always followed his music – as a young man he traded Northern Ontario farm life for journeys across California and New Mexico, coming up through the folk-rock scene in Atlantic Canada. Active throughout the 80s and 90s in the Toronto songwriting community, Peter worked with acclaimed producer John Switzer to create his first CD – “The Smallest Voice” (1998).
The ups and downs of family life fueled his songwriting and in 2009 he went back to studio to record “Songs for MeZZ” – a collection of tunes with jazzy folk tones that go from intimate odes to his children to fully scored orchestral compositions featuring renowned cellist Rachel Mercer of Via Salzburg and the Art of Time Ensemble, which is due to be released in January 2011.
The last two years have seen Pete devote himself entirely to music, beginning with a year studying Recording Arts Management at the Harris Institute. He also founded and began hosting “The Monday Sessions”, a showcase for himself and weekly guest artists growing in popularity in the burgeoning St. Clair Ave. music community. He also appears throughout Toronto and the surrounding area as a solo artist and with the Pete Eastmure Trio.
Pete has recently fulfilled a life’s dream of learning piano – this has sparked an intense songwriting cycle which will form the nucleus of a new recording set to begin in fall of 2011.

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Pete Eastmure ~ Guitar, Piano, Vox

Lyrics

Welldigger

Written By: Pete Eastmure

WELLDIGGER

Your steps make a sound, down the corridor
Door crashes closed, and there’s no words at all

Refrain: You’re out on the sidewalk baby cold as a welldigger’s ass
You’re pissed at the moon, waiting for a streetcar

Left over restaurant food sticks to my mouth
Chopsticks unopened, the paper still wrapped
If it wasn’t Chinese or maybe Thai
We wouldn’t be here at all, at least I know why

Refrain: You’re out on the sidewalk baby under a sparkling sky
You’re pissed at the moon, waiting for a streetcar

(break)

Your steps make a sound down the corridor
Door crashes closed and there’s no sound at all

Refrain: You’re out on the sidewalk baby cold as a welldigger's ass
You’re pissed at the moon, waiting for this moment to pass

You’re out on the sidewalk baby under a purple sky
You’re pissed at the moon, waiting on a streetcar

pye
21/09/04

Sure Would Be Nice

Written By: Pete Eastmure

SURE WOULD BE NICE

Slept last night in a country field
Shared with the cows and the grass green
Fireflies danced above my head
Blinking between the stars that lay beyond

Sometimes you’re going so fast way out of control
You step onto some highway just another burnout soul
You look up at that peeking sun
And you feel and icy gaze
You know nothin’ real but you got to begin someplace

Sure would be nice to find a farm
Get out from under these clouds
That have been keeping us down
Lay in the straw and laugh at the rain pounding on the tin
Look out through the cracks and start all over again

Lost another day along the road
Scratching stickmen in the dust without clothes
Won’t last as long as carvings in sign post wood
But who wants to be remembered for scratching
Stickmen in the dirt.

pye
1978

Weight

Written By: Pete Eastmure

WEIGHT

I thought that I would tell you
And you’d hear me through
I live with my aloneness
You live with it too

We started with such promise
We showed what we could do
Catch me now I’m falling
These shoulders aren’t as strong as you

Refrain: And these shoulders ache
From the weight of dreams
And these hands quake
Without you in between
And these shoulders ache
From carrying this dream
And these hands quake
Without you in between

(instrumental)

This song is not meant for those
With a heavy heart
I have left no stone unturned
But it is just a start

We’d go down to the river’s edge
Skip stones and never think
Now I see them dive
I see them sink

Refrain: And these shoulders ache
From the weight of dreams
And these hands quake
Without you in between
And these shoulders ache
From carrying this dream
And these hands quake
Without you in between

pye

'Vegas Tonight

Written By: Pete Eastmure

‘VEGAS TONIGHT

Seven hours to Vegas
Riding in a car
Sunlight on the dashboard
It moves a little more

I’m feeling deserted
Crawling insect ‘long a sheet
I miss my only
Hope she’s fast asleep

Refrain: And it’s Showtime
It’s Showtime
Showtime in Vegas tonight
It’s Showtime
It’s Showtime
Time to go to Vegas tonight

Roadies are ahead
Setting up the gear
Skinny on the grapevine
As crowds begin to appear

Seven hours to Vegas
Riding in a car
Sunlight on the dashboard
It moves a little more

Refrain: And it’s Showtime
It’s Showtime
Showtime in Vegas tonight
It’s Showtime
It’s Showtime
Time to go to Vegas tonight

pye
17/11/02

Outside

Written By: Pete Eastmure

OUTSIDE

Just came in from outside
After a few nights underneath the sky
Diving into the silence of
A still northern lake

We made a fire
And had a dream
There was somebody
Wanted my life
Don’t know why but it always seems
There’s a struggle somewhere
Always a fight

Chorus: Just came in from outside
Where the tall pine trees sway
Just came in from outside
Where the lake lies deep and low
There’s an undertow
We need to watch
Under the asphalt where we tread our feet
There’s a golden line to that city of lights
And there I will bide my time.

pye

It's Only Winter

Written By: Pete Eastmure

IT’S ONLY WINTER

Leaves falling on the ground
It seems like winter’s coming ‘round
All the trees have lost their clothes
As we bundle against the cold

Love was in the air in May
August there was sunny weather
October was a time for change
It feels like winter’s here again

Refrain: Wasting life, wasting time
It only words, we hide behind
We’re on the edge but don’t despair
It’s only winter in the air

( instrumental verse )

Under your sorrows joy is found
Under blankets of snow, fertile ground
When I see leaves on the ground
I see the way, love goes around

Refrain: Wasting life, wasting time
It only words, we hide behind
We’re on the edge but don’t despair
It’s only winter in the air

pye

Hope & Happiness

Written By: Pete Eastmure

HOPE & HAPPINESS

On the way to the store, I smelled the flowers
All the world adores a child who smiles
And when her light comes down
The heavens open
And the stars twinkle and shine
Down on us

Read the news oh boy
Earth no peace, murder in the alley
Long shot in the dark
I‘d rather bet on hope
Than the opposite

Cause when her light comes down
After the struggles
The stars twinkle and shine
Cause happiness is here
And it tastes so sweet
When happiness is here

And when her light comes down
The heavens open
And the stars twinkle and shine
Down on us
And it tastes so sweet
When happiness is here.

pye

Discography

"Home for Christmas Eve" single, November 2012
Songs For MeZZ, CD JAN. 2011
THE SMALLEST VOICE, CD 1998
PETER EASTMURE, EP, produced by Oliver Schroer 1988

Set List

1. Outside
2. The Fresh & The Dry (Essence of Shine)
3. Welldigger
4. Hope & Happiness
5. Sure Would Be Nice
6. 'Vegas Tonight
7. It's Only Winter
8. Better World
9. Something
10. Weight
11. It's Only Winter
12. Baby's Beside Me
13. Al Bowley's In Heaven
14. Devil's Taxi
15. Micayla
16. The Laundromat
17. Drunken Piano
18. Afternoon Windows
19. Don't Give Yourself To Strangers
20. I Don't Follow Time Around/Time Follows Me
21. Some Things I Leave Behind
22. Long May You Run
23. Hey Hey, My My
24. Frankie and Johnny
25. Over The Wall
26. My Flower Boxes
27. Across A Crowded Train
28. Perhaps
29. Across The Blue
30. Cold Call
31. Roll Down
32. The Only Cafe
33. Make You Feel My Love
34. Aunt Bernice/Uncle Albert
35. Da Wack
36. Strange
37. Come On
38. Little Red Light
39. Seabreeze
40. The Dutchman