Pete was born and grew up in the suburbs of London. He gained an organ scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, graduating with a music degree in 1984. He then spent several years working as a church musician including a spell as Director of Music at St. Martin's in the Bullring, Birmingham from 1991-6. Since then he has worked as a freelance community musician, gaining a wealth of experience in the various settings described elsewhere on this site. He has lived in inner city Birmingham since 1991 where his family grew up. From his classical background Pete brings a thorough understanding and appreciation of the inner workings of music to every project he undertakes and uses this understanding to enable him to work in any genre at any level.

Pete is a performing musician too and has played in various bands throughout his life. He is currently playing in Birmingham mega-folk band The Destroyers, in folk/world band Bonfire Radicals and has recently started a band with ex-prisoners Free Spiritz