Pete Roe
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Pete Roe

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The debut album 'Propeller' was released independently in 2006.


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'A Great Songwriter' - Bristol Evening Post

Whether he's Guitar or Piano, solo or with his band, Pete Roe's ability as a great songwriter always shines through. Elements of Dylan and Van Morrison are there alongside earlier rootsy music - Blues, Gospel, English and American Folk as well a a spattering New Orleans Jazz and Blues from influences such as Louis Armstrong and Dr John. Having played many gigs and festivals, including Glastonbury, and with an award for Venue Magazine's "Roots Artist of the Year" under his belt, Pete is developing a burgeoning reputation for himself.

Nine months after leaving school, Pete travelled to New Orleans. It was his second day in the city known for being the home of jazz and he found himself in conversation with a bass player, and he ended up playing on Bourbon St that afternoon.
This was a pattern often repeated when he moved to Bristol in 2001. It quickly became clear that music was going to be his focus. Immersing himself in all kinds of music happening around town he started gigging, writing and practising at every opportunity. In 2004 he moved into a small room above the Old Duke - A Jazz and Blues Pub with live music every night - and learnt more and more from the plethora of talented and experienced musicians who are always around.

Have played the Bristol Harbourside Festival Main stage, and opening for the James Taylor Quartet in 2006, his honest and compelling song-writing has drawn him a lot of attention. The Bristol Evening Post recently described Pete as ‘One of Bristol’s most exciting musicians’. His is currently working on his second album which is being produced by Jim Barr (Portishead), due for release in 2007.