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Pete Pidgeon / Bio

Recognized in five categories in the second round of voting for the 2012 Grammy Awards, Pete Pidgeon’s “credibly original approach,” as stated by Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Jarnow, is rooted in multi-stylistic stories of perseverance and overcoming struggle – reflections of Pete’s true-life experiences – designed to uplift the spirit of the listener. His collaborations with Grammy and Platinum Record recipients include Levon Helm (The Band, Bob Dylan), Kenwood Dennard (Miles Davis), Billy “Spaceman” Patterson (James Brown), Lew Soloff (Dizzy Gillespie), Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé), Mark Kelley (The Roots), Charles Haynes (Kanye West, Lady Gaga) and Gabe Wallace (Gorillaz).

Pete's band members are experienced session musicians who can flexibly play American roots one night and neo-soul funk the next. "Diversity with authenticity."

One of Jeff Buckley’s former managers, Jack Bookbinder, recalls he was “struck by Pete’s jaw-dropping vocals and approach to artistry” and Performer Magazine lauded, “Doubt Is For Losers is an example of genre-defining pop excellence.” Pete’s poignant lyrics and “acute songwriting prowess,” as described by Relix Magazine, have been released internationally by the Sony BMG label and broadcast on BET’s number one show 106 & Park for 10.3 million viewers – as sung by former Epic recording artist Jessica Betts. Pete’s diverse compositions have been placed in award-winning films at the Honolulu Film Festival, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Boston International Movie Festival and Bare Bones Film Festival.

Radio airplay on 238 international stations, including a #3 college radio peak, support from core stations KEXP (Seattle) and WERS (Boston) and placement on WKZE’s “Top 10 Indie Releases of The Year” has resulted in consistent exposure. Pete’s music is available globally on iTunes and all major digital outlets. Additionally, Pete’s YouTube music instruction video series has received over 1.2 million views.

Based in New York, Pidgeon has toured the U.S. including a performance for the New York Times at Manhattan’s 85,000-capacity Javits Center. Pete has walked the music industry’s most exclusive Red Carpets, including the Grammy Awards, side by side with Paris Hilton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Keith Urban and many others.

Pete’s current EP Growing Pains – a trio set of pop songwriting, acoustic balladry and anthemic love – was recorded at Sony Studios in Nashville with David LaBruyere (John Mayer) and Steve Brewster (Jewel, Bob Seger). Grammy-nominated engineer Eric Gorman (Herbie Hancock) mixed the collection which debuted at #9 on the college radio charts. The music video for “Will” stars Danish Chanel model Kristina Korsholm and Ford model Lasse Larsen and was shot by Sundance Film Festival Nominee Ryan Dickie.

The follow-up LP, “All the Little Things”, will drop in late 2014 and features a crack rhythm section of Levon Helm, Catherine Popper (Jack White), Glenn Patscha (Sheryl Crow/ Marc Cohn) and Justin Guip (Levon Helm Band). The 13-song, self-produced, Americana-tinged album is being engineered by Gold Record recipient Chris Bittner (Coheed & Cambria) at The Band bassist Rick Danko’s former residence Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY.

Giving back to the community, Pete volunteers with addiction-addled teens at the New York City-based organization Road Recovery and at CMHA in Connecticut. Pete proclaims, “It is enriching to contribute in ways that improve the mental and physical health of so many through the medicine of music.”
All the Little Things (LP) - in production, feat. Levon Helm (The Band), Catherine Popper (Jack White)
Quality Control (unreleased demo EP) feat. Gabe Wallace (Gorillaz), Dan Edinberg (The Stepkids)
My Angel (unreleased demo EP)
Growing Pains (EP) feat. David LaBruyere (John Mayer Band)
In the Name of Megan Smith (LP)
Revolution In Thought (soundtrack)
Toy Soldier (soundtrack)
Doubt Is For Losers (LP)
Happy Song EP (EP)
Overserved (soundtrack) won Best Feature Film at Boston International Movie Festival
...At First Sight (LP) feat. Levon Helm
...At First Sight Sampler (EP) feat. Levon Helm
Live In Boston (live LP)
Arcoda Sampler 2002 (live EP)
Live At Harpers Ferry (live LP)
New Paltz (soundtrack)
Open Mic (soundtrack)
Raise the Roof (live LP)
Pete Pidgeon (demo EP)
SomethinsGottasGive (advertisement)
It's Brooklyn, by Poppa Sim (music video)
Turn It Up, by Rob Gertler (music video)
Rock Out, by Hettie Barnhill (music video)
Will (music video)
106 & Park, BET (TV series)
I Give Up, by Block Exchange (music video)
Relax Ya Mind, by Block Exchange (music video)
Unprotected (music video)
The Showcase Presents (TV series)
Revolution In Thought, by Monica Watkins (documentary)
The Clifford Ball, by Phish (documentary)
Made, MTV (TV series)
Music Instruction Video Series, Expert Village (internet series)
Mira's Song, by Glen River (feature film)
Hard Rock Live, VH1 (TV series)
Open Mic, by Glen River (documentary)
Phish - Clifford Ball, MTV (TV special)
Comeback/ Sleep In the Morning, Jessica Betts
Stories of Vy Dixon Part 1 (album), Hettie Barnhill
Body (album), Lajune Grant
Propane, Johnny Jabbour
I’m Good Enough, Fern Gilford
What's Good, R.H. Bless/ Pete Pidgeon/ King Hoffa
Wide Awake, Poppa Sim
I Give Up, King Hoffa/ R.H. Bless/ Pete Pidgeon
The Recovery (album), Michelle Cruz
The Clubs (album – CD w/ bonus tracks), The Clubs
The Clubs (album – vinyl), The Clubs
Signs In the Present (album), Daniel Cohen
All That I Didn’t Say (album), Sheila Griffin
Let Her Go, Randall McFarlane
Indica Dove Sei (album), Vonrenzo
Not Saying Never, Michelle Cruz
Pop Radio Sampler Volume IX #2, Various Artists
Into the Park Tonight, Jon Hildenstein
Anthem, Sam Kininger Band
Weight (album), Stairs To the Roof
The Benways (album), The Benways
River Run 06 (album), The Benways
Raya’s Suite, Jeremy Stein
Tell Me, Kourtni Danner
Live at Great Scott (album), Jester’s Dead

General Info

Band Members
Pete Pidgeon - guitar/ vocals; Gabriel Wallace (Gorillaz) - drums; Dan Edinberg (The Stepkids) - bass
Artist Name
Pete Pidgeon
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Active Since
Rock / Pop / Indie

Contact Info

Boston, MA

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