Peter Northcote | Guitar
You may or may not know Pete Northcote......but you certainly have heard him!
Arguably the most recorded guitarist in Australian history - turn on the TV and he plays on 90% of the ads you see and hear. Pick your favourite show and there’s a good chance he’s played guitar or written the music. He can also be heard in the house band on Channel 7’s 'Weekend Sunrise' every week.
As an aspiring musician, Pete started doing session work in 1985. He was told by many other session musicians “you’ll get 2 to 4 good years as a session musician”. Well that was 1985 and he is still the busiest session musician in Australia today!
Being 1st call for jingles, Pete has played on just about every KFC, McDonald’s and Telstra ad since the mid ‘80s.
Having 12 Library/Production albums under his wing, his compositions have had a regular spot on Oprah, Dr Phil, and every sporting and lifestyle program known to man.
As for record dates, Pete has recorded with; Australian Idol cast albums, Anthony Callea, Bob Downe, Daryl Braithwaite, Doc Neeson, Dragon, Grace Knight, Guy Sebastian, Hi5, Human Nature, Jenny Morris, Jimmy Barnes, Julie Anthony, Marcia Hines, Margaret Urlich, Marc Hunter, Neil Murray, Paul Kelly, Shannon Noll, Sharon O'Neill, Simon Philips and Yothu Yindi to name but a few!
Pete has also performed and toured with international acts: Elton John, Cher, Shania Twain, Billy Joel, The Monkeys, Rod Stewart, Bo Diddly and Tom Jones.
"Last night I saw the best guitarist in Australia, Peter Northcote. It was at his Album Launch at the Basement. Packed to the rafters by an amazed crowd. Peter possesses the ability to take an audience to another level of musical experience. Just like you must go to the Easter Show before you die, you also must see Peter Northcote in concert!”
Pat Maloney, CEO - Musicoz