Pete Smith

Pete Smith

Pete Smith is a drummer and classical percussionist who has played since the age of 12. He studied drums and percussion under Bill Nixon, who was part of the famous Jonny Roadhouse jazz music scene in Manchester in the 70s and early 80s, which also included others such as Tony Wilson.

Pete has played at some of the country's most prestigious music venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, and the European Doctors Orchestra in a series of concerts at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Currently the principal percussionist with Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, he regularly plays with a number of ensembles across West Yorkshire and the North West.

Pete has also played in many bands over the years, from R&B to hard rock, including four years playing with Malcolm Journeaux and SJ Johnson in Crimson Scarlet.

Pete became interested in Sable 097 after a chance conversation with Malcolm and contributes a wide range of percussion sounds to the music.