About Pete

Pete Shaw is an artist and musician based in Northumberland.


As a singer/songwriter Pete has graced the stages of festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Brampton Live and WOMAD, and played in bars, venues and even boats up and down the country, across Europe and even underneath an erupting volcano in Ecuador

Pete’s eclectic inspirations range from Tyrannosaurus Rex, Nick Drake and Richard Thompson to Roy Harper, Jimi Hendrix and King Crimson.

From his widely respected own compositions including live favourites Icarus FeatherConversing With The Moon and Box Full of Letters to acoustic covers of songs from Hendrix to Boo Hewerdine, Pete keeps the challenge going to find songs old and new he enjoys playing – and that is the key – Pete enjoys the songs he plays and it comes across in his performances, whether solo acoustic or in one of his occasional bands.


Pete works across multiple disciplines, from digital manipulation and hand-drawn sketches to simple graphics.

Pete has recently published a book containing his graphic interpretations of four short stories from north East Playwright and author Peter Mortimer, The resulting book, ‘The Whistling Licence’ is available now published by Iron Press

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