Pete Gardiner is an intelligent singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland, who developed his passion for music at age of 6 after hearing Slash play the opening three chords of ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’.
Drawing influence from his own idols Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen, Pete is a clever, honest lyricist, who writes about events that touch his life, such as his relationships with people, doomed romances, news stories that hit him hard.
Pete began his career working as a bank cashier, whilst playing gigs around local bars at the weekends, he managed to gain some local radio play, which lead to his first recording contract and debut album with the award winning Irish producer, Tommy McLaughlin.
Pete will soon be joining the London Mayor’s Office to spearhead their ’London Busking’ event, where he will form part of a panel of experts to mentor new artists and will perform on stage in Trafalgar Square on July 18th. He’s also recorded for Bob Harris’s ‘Under The Apple Tree’ sessions this month.
An insightful and satirical comment on the shallow cult of celebrity, ‘Idols’ is the lead single from Pete Gardiner’s debut EP, due for release on the 28th August.
Pete’s debut EP also features ‘Doorstep Riots’, observations on life, being broke, the complacency of society & growing up living in Belfast. ‘Angel Faces’, definitely a love song and ‘Just Like You’ a real heart breaker!
The EP will be available to purchase on 28th August. For more information visit Pete’s Official Website.