Introducing: Pete Gardiner

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.

About the author

Juliet is married with one daughter, a dog and a cat. She grew up in East London, but currently resides in Hertfordshire.

Having spent her formative years in the Mod scene, she has a lot of love for the 60’s...and the music of the Mod Father, Mr Paul Weller.

Juliet has always loved to write and began training to be a journalist, before ill health caused her to put her life on hold.

Two kidney transplants later, she still enjoys all kinds of writing, including poetry, and has had several poems published in various magazines and anthologies. She likes needlecraft, is big on animal rights and loves discovering brilliant new artists that the main stream media may have overlooked.

Last, but by no means least, she has a lot of love for two very talented Irish twins, you may know them as Jedward :)

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