Pete & the Buzzbots
Pete & the Buzzbots are a three piece indie pop rock band hailing from the scenic surroundings of Cannock Chase.
They are led by the alluring cogent vocals and warm electro acoustic guitar sounds produced by Pete Winwood.
Who has been featured performing his original penned songs on: BBC Radio 6 by Tom Robinson; BBC Devon and Cornwall by Kevin Hutchins. Celebrating tracks such as ‘Flames in June’ and ‘Wild Horses of London’. Which were notably produced by the creative mind of Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios (Editors, Nizlopi, Robert Plant).
Currently being a versatile band performing original sets and can cater for the pubs, club and functions market with a Party band cover outfit.
To complete the Buzzbots setup the deep bass lines are being performed by Paul Wain and foot stomping percussion and drums by Allan Brown. They joined Pete to create a compelling and dynamic three piece.
The Staffordshire boys are planning big things for the years to come. Already with multiple gig dates being secured every week, new recordings being revealed and released through self made record company Bullet King Music. The band are going from strength to strength.
Currently working with AWAL distribution, Ticketweb, Publishing, TED UK Agency, Musicians Union, PRS, PPL, Sound Vault.
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Since the tender age of ten, Pete Winwood started his music career with a Bang!
Having been enticed to join the Cannock Chase County Choir with the incentive of having the opportunity to perform at the one and only... Royal Albert Hall.
Upon his first audition he was placed in the tenors section, weekly practises lay ahead and performances at local venues such as the Lichfield Cathedral followed. Then in 1995 Pete went on to sing at the Royal Albert Hall in front of a full theatre audience.
The bug was caught and the stage was set. Since that moment Pete has dreamed of a return performance, this time leading the show performing his songs.
Pete first started his rebellious ways by fronting a school formed band called Inertia, playing rock covers on the local seen.
After this, upon leaving school Pete formed a band called Lot 20, named after the Lot number where they would regularly practise in Pete’s Dad’s work unit.
The band cut a demo on an Analogue tape system, at Abbey Studios in Rugeley with Lee Beddow and was surprised with all the productive industry feedback from the band’s first demo EP called ‘Stranded’.
Pushing forward Pete decided to further his education and studied Performing Arts at Stafford College and there Lot 20 went their separate ways.
"I always feel Music is a journey we can share with others"
Pete decided to complete a solo EP and sought the services of David Lane at Fast Lane Productions as Musical director and recorded an EP at Redwine Studios, engineered by Chris Warsop, resulting in an upbeat, pop, theatre style recordings.
This recording enabled Pete to secure a place at Wolverhampton University, here Pete spent 3 years, playing in multiple bands and exploring popular music the industry and where he achieved a BA (Hons) 2:1 in Popular Music. Strengthening his passion and building a solid foundation and knowledge of music.
Pete left University and full of hopes, fronted a band called Small Existence as Singer, contributed Songwriter and acoustic guitarist.
The band Produced Indie Rock music with a barrel of material thrusting out into the world. Also delivering London and Midland tours, as well as having guest appearances on BBC WM and BBC Stoke Subculture,. As well as securing a development deal with a small label called Chrome Records.
The band split in 2007 and Pete decided to concentrate on song writing and headed in the direction of a solo performer, becoming more introvert and acoustic, sensing a change in musical direction.
Pete Winwood - Solo -
Pete went to work on his second solo project, firstly working with old college friend John Sambrook at studio 2 Ingestre Hall.
There Pete recorded Lighting Fires with John's trustful sound engineering and production skills, Pete and John produced a progressive acoustic delight adding piano and strings to really orchestrate the arrangements and song.
Following this Pete gained interest from Gavin Monaghan and Gaz Rogers at Magic Garden Studios and Pete commissioned Gavin to lead on the master mix of Lighting Fires to fantastic results, really bringing out the songs arrangements and tailoring the mix into a gentle aura, plucking the sensations.
Pete continued work at Magic Garden studios and recorded Flames in June and Wild Horses of London with Gavin and Gaz, creating an explosive and progressive Indie Pop song with full backing and volume.
The master mix and final touches of Wild Horses of London was brought together by Steve Williams at Chapel Studios adding a full and polished sound.
To finish the EP ‘Million Ways,’ Pete added a home grown tracked called White Washed Waves.
Alongside Pete’s Solo Career, he has performed live and has features on BBC Devon, Totnes Radio and Rivera FM and had radio play on BBC 6 Music and Demon FM (Leicester).