Following a whirlwind year in 2015 that saw Pete touring with Lawson, spearheading last year’s London Busking Event for the Mayors Office, a stream of packed live gigs and festivals across the country and the release of his debut EP ‘Idols’ Pete Gardiner, the talented young singer songwriter from Newtownards in Northern Ireland is kick starting the year with a new single ‘All These Things’, from his forthcoming debut album.
Lyrically clever and musically melodic, Pete is a songsmith through and through. Denim clad and with an air of James Dean about him, this young Irish crooner blends the blarney spirit with beautifully crafted songs, full of love and satire. He’s had a passion for music since the age of 6 when he first heard Slash.
He got his first guitar when he was thirteen and developed a serious interest in rock music as only young teen boys can. However, you’ll find more influence in his music from the likes of Dylan and Cohen who have provided the soundtrack to his life as he has matured in both the physical and musical sense, and latterly Foy Vance and Father John Misty. For many of his early years Pete worked as a cashier in a bank, playing gigs around local bars at the weekends while also recording a few EP’s, which gained a lot of local airplay on regional BBC stations, getting signed to NUA off the back of a tip from a major UK Radio network.
Pete‘s forthcoming debut album is produced by award winning Irish producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers/ Soak). Pete has also been commissioned to write the title track to a major movie release coming out of Ireland later this year with Pol Brennan of Clannad. ‘All These Things’ is mixed by Ash Howes (One Direction, Roxy Music, Texas, Eurythmics, Spice Girls, Boyzone, Busted, Kylie, Blue, Will Young, The Saturdays & Little Boots)… his production and mix credits are an endless list of chart topping artists from the current and last three decades of pop.