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 huge range of
acoustic and electric 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 Alley Cats
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 the instrument.