"There he goes...one of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production. To weird to live, and too rare to die." - Dr Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Dig beneath the hair and you'll find yourself face to face with one of modern music's last true characters. In a short decade Pete Greenwood has achieved cult status amongst musicians and gig goers alike as one of the few who actually lives the life he writes.
Pete Greenwood started his career playing guitar in pubs in South London, honing his craft surrounded by fellow troubadours of the early 2000's Folk scene. Pete attended Goldsmiths, University of London for a degree in Music where encouraged by his professor Pete Astor, he wrote his first two songs – "Any Given Day" and "Bats Over Barstow".
With a reputation as one of the city's hottest Guitarists, Mojave 3 invited him on tour and he came back to a record deal with Heavenly Recordings. The album ''Sirens" resulted, earning him four stars and Debut of the Month August 2008 in Uncut Magazine. "Sirens" also made UNCUT's Top 50 list for 2008 year.
Greenwood later joined The See See - a London-based psychedelic pop supergroup - who were handpicked to support The Raconteurs and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Dividing his time between solo and band projects, Pete toured USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, UK. Pete later also joined Starsailor on their European tour as a featured musician. In amongst the touring and recording for compilations (MOJO "White Album Recovered", Rough Trade "Psych Folk") Pete recorded his long awaited follow up album "Beauceron". However in true touring style, delays ensued resulting in a return to his native Leeds and a change of record label.
"The 88" (taken from new album "Beauceron") is often referenced as a firm fan live favourite, originally released as a limited edition split 7" single with Doves on Rough Trade Records in 2009 (re-released as a standalone 7" in 2013). Noel Gallagher cited "The 88" in his Perfect Playlists for Q Magazine in 2013, voting the track his "Song Of The Year" stating he wished he'd written it.
Pete is returning to the live music scene in 2015 with the first official single "Me And Molly" released digitally 18th September 2015, taken from 2nd Album "Beauceron" available digitally and physically from 16th October 2015 on Brown Leather Jacket Records.