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From the age of 12 Pete wanted to be a dj, inspired by the pirate radio boom of the late 1960s. After initially working under the name 'Pete Rave Disco' he later went on to appear with Spounge Disco, Adams Audio and the enormous City Limits Roadshow. As well as usual mobile work he also acted as a relief dj in clubs, compered major rock concerts and eventually spent 20 years presenting radio programmes for Radio Orwell, Saxon Radio, BBC Radio Suffolk, Ipswich Radio pilots and the internet based Pentacle Radio. Allegedly he also did a stint with a land based pirate station! Although the majority of the shows were based upon his love and knowledge of folk music, he also presented specials on the Sixties era and contibuted to many radio and tv shows dealing with Paganism & witchcraft.

   Pete Rave at 13 / Spounge Disco 1975?

 

 

 

As well as his appearances as a folk singer and musician (see Folklore) Pete has always maintained an interest in rock. There were early bands whilst he was still at school: Infra Red & Prof. Keatons Experiment, an early proto-prog outfit. Later Pyramid of Goats was a vehicle for many of the songs he wrote, and issued one local album 'Just kidding', since reprised as a CD.

     Pyramid of Goats 1990.

Pete also wrote music columns for twolocal newspapers: Ipswich Extra & Suffolk Leader, and frequently interviewed bands touring the area such as Thin Lizzy, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind etc

 
 
 Pete has been a story teller for 30 years and enjoyed    conducting Original Gemini Ghost Tours around Ipswich for 20 years. He still does storytelling, both solo and within Ealdfaeder Anglo Saxons re-enactment group. Pete even breathed fire for over 8 years but has given it up after a freak accident in 2017 incinerated his face and beard!  
 
Pete joined various drama groups including Centregroup working with Ivan Cutting and Dave Cadwick. They went on to form the amazing professional East Anglian company Eastern AnglesSince then he has done some film extra work connected with re-enactment including the successful Lord of the Rings prequel 'Born of Hope.' There was also the film Wild Hunt (2004) produced by Will 'Rev' Wright. Pete is featured in a 2009 BBC4 programme "In search of Beowulf & the Anglo Saxons", talking to the presenter Michael Wood. It has been repeated several times since then. He was also featured in the 1st (1994) series of Anglia TV 'Magic & Mystery Show' plus over 100 TV & radio appearances as Press Officer for the Pagan Federation on programmes as diverse as 'The Politics Show' and 'Countryfile.'
 
 
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