Pete Clark

Pete - Bass & Backing Vocals

Pete played a number of instruments when he was younger, until he discovered the bass guitar. He started playing bass more out of necessity, as the band he played guitar in at school needed a bassist. He had always had a fascination about the bass, so he bought one and taught himself how to play it.

His main influences at the time were bands like The Jam and Madness, then as he started to develop as a bassist, he started listening to artists and bands of varying musical styles like Level 42, Rush, Genesis, Chick Corea Elektric Band, and many more. He likes to listen to as many styles of music as possible, believing it's possible to learn a bit of something from everybody, and try to incorporate them into his own style of bass playing.

His influences over the years have been Bruce Foxton (The Jam), Mark King (Level 42), James Jamerson (Motown session player), a number of jazz bassists such as John Patitucci, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, and a whole host of others. He is influenced not just by bassists, but by musicians as a whole. Being part of a band's "rhythm section", it's strange how much influence a drummer can have.

He's played with bands regularly for over 20 years, and as well as playing with some great musicians, he's made a lot of close friends. He's done tours in Germany, TV and Radio work with Granada, Sky and the BBC.

He played with the band Seven Days from April 2006 until their split in 2010. Having got back in touch with Daz with whom he'd played with in Itchy Feet many years ago, it seemed a meeting of minds when it coincided with Stax of Soul reaching their end, and the start of SoulAmigos. Daz felt that Pete was ideal for the band, and after one night rehearsing with the band, both Stu and Don felt the same.

Pete immediately felt at home. In his words, "All the band are striving for success, and we're all driven and hard working. We're all looking to play great music, enjoy what we play and what we give to the audience. The love of playing is clear, and our individual enthusiasm rubs off on one another. I'm really looking forward to the future, as I believe there's lots to come from SoulAmigos, and that can only be good for me as a bassist too.

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Next public gig:

Sun 15th January
The Raven
Broadleigh Way