I first became aware of Pete when he released his Cocoon album under the banner of Tiger Moth Tales. Having already recorded Julie’s vocals, I thought he would be a good match for the duet on Seaglass Hearts. I also asked him to record a simple backing vocal for Dreamcatching. Pete is always busy and in demand. I had contacted him just as he was rehearsing and ready to go to Japan to play keyboards with Camel, so I had to be patient and wait for a ‘window of opportunity’.
A few weeks after his return, Pete got in touch saying he had done the vocals and had also added flute and saxophone parts, should I want to use them. The new parts sounded just great and now I cannot imagine the songs without those elements.
When composing Leap of Faith there was only one person that I wanted to consider. Luckily Peter agreed! I loved Pete’s ‘choir of monks’ and the perilous flight of the story’s protagonist. The concept was to bookend the album with Leap and Ancestors and Satellites which have some thematiclinks, it therefore made sense to use Pete again of course he did a splendid job.
A tremendous musician who can play just about anything to an amazing standard. I think maybe in future I might just write some tunes and get Pete to play everything!