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Pete Roth

Rock & Jazz Guitar Tutor

Signed artist to MGP Records. 

Pete has worked professionally since 1998 in numerous projects such as backing a major artist in the time time television show Hitparade der Volksmusik to playing in the remake of the Christmas song Do They Know it's Christmas for Radio Capitol FM. Recently he has been Musical Director in a private TV production and plays with different bands all over the country as well as having travelled the world on his work for P&O cruise ships onboard the Oriana. 

He has performed with such prestigious international artists such as Brian Dee, Rosemary Squires (Sammy Davis Jr., Les Paul), The London Gala Orchestra, Teatro, Maria Friedmann (Stephen Sondheim, Michael Legrand), Nick Meier (Jeff Beck group), Giorgio Serci (Naim, Antonio Fortione), Bill Bruford, Tim Sanders (Eric Clapton, The Who), Sam Fylnn (Roachford, Eurythmics, Stevie Wonder), Terl Bryant (John Paul Jones), among many others. 

Pete has worked under the musical direction of Brian Dee (Miles Davis, Fred Astaire, Peggy Lee, ,,Downbeat'' poll as best British Jazz pianist in 1962) Steve Bell (London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, BBC Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.) Olivier Awards winning Michael Haslam, Chris Walker (Oliver) among many others.

The festivals and venues he played in include Pizza Express Dean Street Jazz Club Soho, Kings Place Music Festival, Bill's Head In Barnes, The Royal Festival Hall (Purcell Room), West Wycombe Music Festival, Menier Chocolate Factory, International Guitar Festival (London). Pete Roth has just finished his fourth international tour for MGP records promoting his new album Meridian.

Pete is also teaching at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford and among many teaching duties running the MA in Performance for Popular Music, currently the only in the country. He has written the Q&A section for Total Guitar Magazine (200). He recently formed his own group with England's top session players Nick Meier, Loren Hignell, Gabor Dornyei, Terl Bryant and Dave Suttle. 

Discography

Meridian, Pete Roth, MGP records (MGPCD003), released Nov. 2010.

Circus in the sky, Pete Roth, MGP records (MGPCD013) released 2015

Awards

Newcomer Album of the Year: Pete Roth - Meridian

Websites

www.peteroth.com
www.myspace.com/rothpete
www.mgprecords.com

Quotes

"The UK scene is, and always has been, blessed with more than its fair share of outstanding guitar talent. I, for one, would be very surprised if Roth did not rise to its top ranks." - Rainlore's World of Music/Rainlore

"This is not just a record for guitar buffs. The quality of the writing and the sensitivity of the playing, much of it acoustic, ensures that there's plenty for all discerning listeners to appreciate." - The JazzMann

"Roth's compositions range from instantly memorable melodies giving rise to filigree-delicate acoustic work." - Vortex Jazz

"The album is a labour of love and jazz guitar fans will spend many an hour finding new aspects to marvel at. A terrific accompaniment to those long winter nights." - Tim Stenhouse