Pete Oliver – Bass

Pete Oliver, originally from an east coast sea-faring family, is a bass player, song-writer, composer and arranger. He lays down funky bass grooves that support great songs and melodies. Pete also plays with funk/cross-over band Scapegoat Kelly, as a session musician and bass teacher.

Pete has been playing bass and writing songs for over 25 years. His beautiful melodic playing style lends itself well to his well-crafted songs.

Pete’s previous bands:
• 1986/1988 Beat Crazy – 14 piece Soul Band
•  1987 Toblerone and the Acid Drops – 60’s Female Harmony Band
•  1987 The Bank Robbers – Blues/Rhythm and Blues
•  1988/1989 Witicombe Fair – Club/Cabaret Band fronted by Keith Christie, winner of new faces 1973, one summer season in Great Yarmouth, three tours in Germany, and one tour Northern Ireland
•  1989/1990 Jagged Edge – Club Rock Band, three nights at Batley Frontier Club
•  1990 the Fandango Brothers – Blues/Rhythm and Blues Band
•  1990/1992 Bagman – Indie Rock Band
•  1993/1995 F.O.S Band – Irish Folk Band
•  1996/2003 The Bilkos– Comedy Rock/Blues Band
•  1996 Misplaced – Rock/Pop covers Band
•  1996/2003 Men on the Moon – Rock/Funk Band
•  2002/2007 The Hoarse – Rock Band
•  2002/2005 The Vetz – Rhythm and Blues Band
•  2004/2008 Jed Thomas Band
•  2004/2007 The Paul Middleton Angst Band
•  2003/2006 The Mike Graham Band – Rock/Country/Blues Band
•  2003/2005 Play Fast – Blues cover Band
•  2003/2005 Chris Smith and the Renegades – Playing Bass to Chris’s original songs
•  2003-ongoing  Scapegoat Kelly – 7 piece Jazz/Rap/Funk Band
•  2005 Bluesville / Sharon Colgan Band
•  2006 Blue Bishops – Blues Band
•  2006 Sara Boyle – talented local (Harrogate) Singer
•  2006 Jon Wellarby band
•  2006 Dealer – Rock Covers Band
•  2006/2010 Dave Dowson Band – talented local (Harrogate) Pianist/Song Writer
•  2006 Harlequin – Acoustic covers with Barry Sellers and the late Barry Denton
•  2006 Dee + Delights – Original Acoustic Band
•  2007/2009 Paul Federenko Band – talented Guitarist
•  2009 Rob Reynolds – talented Singer/Guitarist
•  2008/2009 The Shrinking Violets – Function Band
• 2011 onwards: Hosting successful Acoustic Nights at The Blues Bar, Harrogate
• 2012 – Pony and Trap
•  2012 –  Matt Evens Band
•  2012 – Matt Goldberg Band
•  2012 – John Davey

 

PETE’S MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS
•  Supporting ‘Doctor and the Medics’ with ‘Beat Crazy’ 1986
•  Supporting ‘Desmond Dekker’ with ‘Bagman’ 1991
•  Playing at the Burnley Blues Festival with ‘the fandango brothers’ 1991, on the same bill as ‘Buddy Guy’
•  Supporting ‘Lindisfarne’ with the ‘F.O.S Band’ 1995
•  Playing on the World Music stage with the ‘F.O.S Band’ at Glastonbury festival 1995
•  Going on after ‘Roy Harper’ at the Stainsby Blues Festival with the ‘F.O.S Band 1995
•  Playing with ‘Gary US Bonds’ at the Blues Bar (Harrogate) Jam Night 2010