Broadcaster, Charles Hazlewood once described Pete as being ‘a bit like Keith Moon. He’s all across everything, all of the time’. Pete, who recently moved from a Watercress mill in Hampshire, combines free jazz and Beefheartian clatter and plays everything…Read more
Since their formation in 2004 Bellowhead have occupied a unique place in Britain’s musical landscape: a blistering 11-piece band fusing folk, funk, rock, world, jazz, music hall and classical music, they have placed themselves at the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while harnessing all the power and mystery of ancient English and European musical traditions.
Their third album, ‘Hedonism’, was the highest-selling independently-released traditional folk album of all time, sold a staggering 60,000 copies and was awarded a ‘Silver Disc’. Their fourth album ‘Broadside’ entered the UK album charts at number 16, spawned an A-listed single on BBC Radio 2 and won ‘Best Album’ at the 2013 Folk Awards.
Yet it’s still their explosive, spectacular and theatrical live shows that win them the most acclaim. 5-times winner of ‘Best Live Band’ at the Radio 2 Awards, they have transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory and spearheaded the new folk boom.