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)
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