Pete is an arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Perth.
He is a founder member of Modern Studies, the Leg, and the Rose Street Quartet, and is proprietor of Pumpkinfield, a rural music studio where he writes, records and produces. The studio is home to in-house session ensemble The Pumpkinseeds, a pool of exceptional musicians and friends he assembles and directs as required for studio and live work.
Recent works of note include Lomond Campbell’s album Black River Promisefor which he arranged, directed and recorded strings (‘Gorgeous strings build from a whisper – the arrangements are superlative’ – Record Collector); Paul Vickers’ dark comic musical play Jennifer’s Robot Armfor which he was composer, musical director and live pianist (‘Dark demented comedy works on several levels with an impressive totality… ✦✦✦✦✦’ – The Stage); and King Creosote’s soundtrack to the film From Scotland with Love, for which he arranged and directed strings (‘mini-symphonies, stitching together elegant string arrangements, surging dynamics and Anderson’s affecting Scottishisms into bewitchingly beautiful music’ – Uncut).
Modern Studies’ second album Welcome Strangerswas released in May on Fire Records (‘holds you in an ambiguous, but utterly enchanting, embrace. ✦✦✦✦’ – MOJO), and new albums by both the Leg, and Paul Vickers and the Leg will be loosed off into the wild in the coming months.