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An independent songwriter, pianist, vocalist and artist Pete began his musical and artistic career in New Zealand. He moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1997 to continue on his musical and artistic path.
Pete’s 800+ songs vary from rock songs, to ballads, to folk rock, and contemporary classical. He has produced 12 albums to date with more currently in production. Pete’s work has a strong emphasis on melody and lyrics. Influences include: Tim and Neil Finn, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Elton John & Dave Dobbyn.
A multi skilled artist Pete also paints Seascapes and surrealism. He has had many successful exhibitions around Melbourne. Pete received the 2017 Goldstein Community Award for services to the Arts presented by Tim Wilson the MP -Fed. Lib. member. His paintings reflect the peace found by the water.
Pete is a Children’s Book illustrator and also illustrates commissions.
He has illustrated 8 books including a series of 5 books featuring a purple flying Pig Called Pete and 3 separate titles about Chooks, Cows and a Bee.