Pete Harris has been active on the South Coast Blues scene for over 35 years. With the Bob Pearce Blues Band he gigged extensively in the UK and Europe, recording an album on the prestigious Blue Horizon label. He has subsequently led various incarnations of the Pete Harris Blues Band, recognised as one of the leading Blues bands on the South Coast of England. Pete has performed onstage with many American Blues artistes, notably Phil Guy (brother of Buddy Guy), Lowell Fulson, Tabby Thomas, Gene ” Mighty Flea” Connors, Mojo Buford (ex Muddy Waters Band), Byther Smith, Carrie and Lurrie Bell, Jerry McCain and Lazy Lester. He has appeared on BBC television, Southampton TV, Portsmouth TV and many times on national and local radio. Pete has performed in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Greece and New Zealand, where he headlined at several festivals. He was also known on the Folk scene as musical partner of acclaimed singer/songwriter Mick Ryan.
WHAT THEY SAY:
“To find a better Blues guitarist than Pete Harris you would probably have to go to Chicago” (Southampton Jazz Society)
“Pete… is a lead guitar player of deceptive skill and emotional depth. His playing appeals to the head and to the feet.” (Blueprint magazine)
“Pete Harris is a baaaad man! (Mojo Buford)
THE PETE HARRIS BLUES BAND The band features the dynamic playing of Bristol-based harp ace Jon Vaughan and the rock-solid, swinging rhythm section of Bob Manley (bass) and Brian Wright (drums). Together they produce an irresistible blend of swing, funk and down-home Blues. (When Jon is not available his place is taken by Poole-based harp maestro Hugh Budden and when Brian is not available his place is taken by Dave Sims).
“…a band very difficult to outclass on the South Coast and definitely one to be recommended.”
(Blues in the South)
THE PETE HARRIS TRIO features Pete on vocals, acoustic guitar and slide guitar, Jon Vaughan on harmonica and Dave Sims on percussion. Together they produce a heady and exciting mix of goodtime Blues, Ragtime, Gospel and Americana.