Pete is a renowned Midlands musician having held the trumpet chair in the Eagle band since 1979.His musical career started in military service with the North Staffordshire Regiment. On his return to civilian life he joined Stoke-on-Trent’s premier band The Ceramic City Stompers. He then spread his wings to join the famous Manchester band the Zenith Six. Five years later he left to join the Old Fashioned Love band. In 1969 he decided to form his own band The Mardi Gras Society Jazz Band which enjoyed great success throughout Europe backing many famous visiting American jazz greats including Bud Freeman Gene Connors and Wild Bill Davidson. During his career he has also been band manager at the Alton Towers and American Adventure theme parks.