Pete Roe is the multi instrumentalist/vocalist, known and remarked upon, as the live and studio stalwart in Laura Marling’s Band. Being also a paid up member of the London Folk scene, Pete released an EP with Communion during his sideman life. But it was in March 2011 when Pete was invited on infamous Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons – as well as the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, that he met Nashville’s Ross Holmes & Matt Menefee who had come along for the ride and subsequently went for another ride to Scotland to record with Pete.
2013 sees Pete’s solo career take centre stage with the launch of his debut signed album “Our Beloved Bubble”. The Album will be released on Monday 6th May and features the full versions of recent double A-side taster Midnight:Mystery. The remainder of the album covers a broad range of themes, all highly evocative offerings which trawl Pete’s encounters, ruminations, pub studies, love and friendships; at times in awe, at times angry, and all set against rich, sometimes delicate musical backdrops. His guitar style owes a lot to British folk guitarists of the 1960s such as Bert Jansch and John Martyn his songwriting more to American songwriters such as Paul Simon, Neil Young and indeed Ryan Adams whom he cites as an influence and now a fan. Accompanied by transatlantic musical nomads and old friends the album’s final touches came from acclaimed producer Ethan Johns.