Pete Bolton started his musical career playing ukulele at the age of eight. He quickly moved onto the guitar, inspired and influenced as a player by the British finger style players as well as by the great American folk and blues guitarists.
Pete is an innovative and accomplished player and since that time he has obsessively explored and incorporated into his own playing a range of styles as well as playing mandolin and banjo.
Pete started performing as a regular booked artist in folk and blues clubs from the age of sixteen and has since that time gigged extensively in the UK and Europe playing solo, in a duo and fronting his own roots based five piece band. He is currently lead singer, guitarist and banjo player with the three piece Americana band The Whiskey Dogs, playing festivals and clubs as well as performing solo.
Pete is a qualified and experienced teacher who holds a teaching degree from the University of Exeter. After graduating he taught music and guitar in schools, colleges and adult education classes but since 1992 he has divided his time between private teaching and performing.
He believes that to be a creative and inspirational teacher it is essential to be a creative and inspirational player and performer, so when not teaching or performing he is constantly working in a disciplined way to improve his own playing and broaden his understanding of his instrument.