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Peter Wesley Bastone / Bio

1986 Peter decides to unite with keyboardist Doug Green, bass man Hubert Rodriques, and drummer Robert Bauer to form the art-rock band Grènpètr (pronounced Green Peter). Meeting back with Craig Kostich, gives the band a realistic look at the road ahead. In 1987 Jack Marquette agrees to manage Grènpètr. The band performs numerous Hollywood and Los Angeles club dates while stock piling new songs. Drummer Robert Bauer quits to act on 'Flying Blind' a short lived Fox T.V. sitcom, while close friend Brenna Martin joins the band part time (when she wanted to - RIP lil one) to help Peter with the vocal chores. Brief stints by guitarists Johnny Rodriquez and Caden Chapman give the band a truly loud live sound. John co writes the Grènpètr rocker 'Mikal is a Puppet' with Peter. Grènpètr starts to get scene recognition with a nomination by Twisted Roots leader Paul Roessler for best unsigned band in Music Connection Magazine (Vol.XL No.25 Dec 14- Jan. 10,1989) Grènpètr releases a critically acclaimed full length cassette entitled Al's Bar (Ben is Dead review Dec/Jan 1991/1992 Issue No. 16 - 17)

By 1991, Grènpètr adds Doug Duffy (Snail Face) on drums, Patrick English on trumpet, Donny 'James' Wingert (TV TV's) guitar and Devo guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh. While Grènpètr becomes one of the hottest Hollywood rock bands of the early 90's, it also becomes the beginning of the end. Grènpètr's last recording entitled 'Varsity Rock' produced by Bob Mothersbaugh was a success, the stress of this minimal success causes Grènpètr to break up (Peters drug meltdown).

Shortly after the break-up Peter continues his solo career with former band mates Hubert Rodriques, Don Wingert and the additions of Kyle C. Kyle (Wild Stares) on drums and Alex Konya (D*** Tit) on guitar. After a handful of shows in Hollywood, Peter decides to call Los Angeles quits.

Peter moves back home to Connecticut in August of 1993, and immediately hooks up with old friends Mick and Chic McKnickNix of the punk rock band The McKnickNix. By December of that year, Peter is performing with a lineup called the Kids (Rono, Greg Conti and Chic). The Kids first and only recording is 'Sweet Love' a old Grenpetr tune.

In 1994 Peter and guitarist Rono (The Kids) begin writing and performing under the name p.w.b.-rono. Consulting with New York entertainment lawyer Andrew Horowitz gives p.w.b.-rono commercial direction as songwriters and performers. p.w.b.-rono plays charities and local club dates while finishing their very dark recording 'Songs from the Bible Annex' and that was it.

Peter and Chic begin producing the locally hip public-access TV show for Media-One/Cox Communications entitled Media Factory Show. During this time they also manage to produced the Divine Idiots cd ..Commercial Pig'

Chic and Peter return to the studio to record Peter's latest solo CD 'Going to Heaven'.

Currently, Peter is the owner of Netshows, a Video Production Company (T-Shirt TV, Media Factory Show, The Cut Out World and The Couch) started with partner Chic McKnickNix. Netshows is still producing Media Factory Show and has just released Media Factory Show TV #30 featuring Desteni. https://www.createspace.com/333581
Peter also performs now and then with the Divine Idiots and is always promoting "Going to Heaven'.

General Info

Artist Name
Peter Wesley Bastone
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/peterwesleybastone
Genres
Singer Songwriter

Contact Info

Location
Enfield, CT

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