Pete Thomas

 

Born in Reading and a graduate of the Newcastle College of Performing Arts the first instrument that Pete learned to play was the guitar. However in his early teens he discovered the bass guitar and subsequently the Double Bass and these have become his favoured instruments for live performance and recording.

At the Derby Folk Festival - image by permission © Mark Steele 

 

His professional career started when he was still at school and has enjoyed over decade of professional performance with many bands covering many genres: English and Irish folk music, jazz, particularly Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, R&B and Rock. He’s an old hand at performing at festivals particularly folk and Gypsy Jazz even headlining at the Gypsy Jazz Festival at Samois (France) with the virtuoso guitarist Gonzalo Bergara. Many of the bands he’s performed with can be seen in the various clips found in the media pages.

 

However, the Covid pandemic has had a disastrous effect on the careers of all musicians and now that there is hope that some normality will be achieved during 2021 Pete has decided to concentrate his efforts in three genres. Folk with Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess, R&B with Philip Murray Warson and Bluegrass with The Vanguards, although keeping his hand in with Gypsy Jazz at functions and keeping an open mind on any other interesting projects.

 

 

See the Discography page on this website for details and links for all the music mentioned above.

 

Click for pics/clips of Jazz, Folk and Blues/Rock

 

See also Pete Thomas's Instagram page and YouTube account.