Artists Pete Wheeler
Pete Wheeler, now aged 21, has been playing drums for 15 years. He got his first full-size kit aged 6, made his debut performance at the age of 7 and has been performing ever since. Predominantly self-taught, Pete is very technically sophisticated and is constantly striving to improve his playing. He has rapidly become recognised as one of the top up and coming drummers in the South East and has performed across Europe as a session player and with various bands.
In March 2007, Pete Wheeler and Toby Starks formed the folk outfit, Wheeler Street. On just their second gig, they were signed by Playpen Management and Agency and from there have gone on to play with some of the biggest names in their genre. In 2008, the band released its first E.P., Complaints and Privileges, and performed at festivals across the UK including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and the Sidmouth Folk Festival.
In late 2008, Pete was back in the studio with Wheeler Street, recording their debut album, Roodumdah, produced by Jim Moray. This was released in March 2009 in conjunction with Wheeler Street's first UK national tour. Over the summer of 2009, the band toured the festival circuit again, including a performance at the Glastonbury Festival.
Wheeler Street have featured on radio stations across the world in countries such as Germany, Canada and North America as well as airtime on BBC Radio 2 and local UK stations.
Wheeler Street have recently signed to Tin Robot Records and are releasing their next single on the 22nd March 2010, with their second album and further to follow.
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