Pete Lee

‘The Velvet Rage’ Album Launch

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Last Show: Monday 16 th July 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Pianist-composer Pete launches his highly-anticipated debut album ‘The Velvet Rage’: catchy melodies and riffs sit alongside ethereal, romantic pieces, brought to life by a dectet of leading jazz players, in-demand pop session musicians and a prestigious string section. His album is being released on the Ubuntu Music record label.

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“Pete Lee’s ‘The Velvet Rage’ showcases the pianist’s clear and luminous style, with rolling neoclassical playing and luscious group themes.” AJ Dehany, London Jazz News

“thought-provoking, beautiful and celebratory music” Steve Meade, Manchester Jazz Festival 2017

Since graduating from The Royal Academy of Music with distinction in 2012, Pete has has toured with Alice Zawadzki, playing major UK jazz festivals as well as playing at the UK’s largest arenas and summer festivals as a pop keyboard player.

In 2017, Pete’s band were invited to the Manchester Jazz Festival to celebrate 50 years of legal sexual diversity.

‘The Velvet Rage’ celebrates progression and diversity, taking inspiration from the synonymous piece of LGBT literature by Alan Downs.

Band Lineup

Band Members/Instruments:

Pete Lee: Piano & Compositions
Josh Arcoleo: Tenor Sax
Alex Munk: Guitar
Huw Foster: Electric Bass
Ali Thynne: Drums

'The Amika Strings'
Simmy Singh: Violin I
Laura Senior: Violin II
Rich Jones: Jazz violin
Lucy Nolan: Viola
Peggy Nolan: Cello

Special Guest:
Alice Zawadzki: Vocals