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 650+ songs vary from rock songs, to ballads, to folk rock, and contemporary classical. He has produced 6 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 successful exhibitions around Melbourne. Pete received the ‘People’s Choice’ award when he exhibited works with 120 other artists at Pink Lady Charity Art Exhibition 2010. His paintings reflect the peace found by the water.
Pete is a childrens’ 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 2 separate titles about Chooks and Cows.