Pistol Pete is a true entertainer. His high energy and mesmerizing stage presence will captivate any audience. With over 25 years’ experience in live entertainment, Pistol Pete can effortlessly read his audience and consistently deliver a performance that they are sure to enjoy.
Whether it is Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, or a combination of all, he is a master of a diverse portfolio of cover tunes and his own originals. He will tailor each performance to the venue he is playing.
His uncanny ability to cover Jimi Hendrix has won him 2 titles in the International Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competitions and makes him a club and festival favorite.
Pistol Pete has enjoyed an impressive career in the live entertainment industry. He has toured in Japan, Poland and Italy and plays regularly at clubs and festivals throughout the United States. He has opened for and shared the stage with some of the industries’ musical legends, including; Buddy Guy, KoKo Taylor, Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Foreigner, Head East, Cheap Trick, Foghat, Kansas, Junior Wells, Bo Diddley, Corey Stevens, Joe Bonamassa, Mr. Mister, Freddie Jones Band, and Otis Rush to name a few. Brian May (lead Guitar Player of Queen) walked into one of Pistol Pete’s performances at B.L.U.E.S. in Chicago. Playing with only one string remaining on his guitar, Pete impressed Brian so much that he invited him to his concert and backstage at the Allstate Arena.
He is a self-taught musician who went on to win a Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition and appear on Showtime at the Apollo.
Pete has composed and recorded commercial jingles for Bob Watson Chevrolet, Ameritech Bell, Boston Chicken, Collins Chevrolet, and Domino’s Pizza. He has recorded 5 independent CD’s and has 2 CD releases with P-Vine Records in Japan. The CD’s include cover tunes and originals in all genres of music; rock, blues and jazz.