Pete Lawrie spills the beans

Welsh singer songwriterPete Lawrie has been spilling the beans on his influences and inspirations:

The last few years have been without doubt the most amazing, eye-opening, terrifying, hilarious, devastating and glorious times in my life. Screaming neighbours,evictions, near-death experiences, bedroom-studios, rising damp, drummers living in toilets, broken hearts, broken arms, muggings, many foreign shores, lost luggage, lost friends, fifteen flats, new love, old love, panic attacks, four-day benders, festivals, headaches, good times, bad times, sore throats and music. Always music.

I have some photos and a few tired anecdotes to pull from the rubble, but more importantly I have some songs and a few of my best friends still standing. We form a band of sorts. There is no continuos theme, or grand concept to my writing. At least not one I planned for. Whether its writing songs on stringed instruments and bellowing into a microphone with my best friends, or cutting and pasting old records into a laptop in the corner of a bedroom/ tourbus somewhere, its all music and I am endlessly grateful to be spending almost all of my time consuming or creating it. There is nothing I love more and no genre I cant find some joy in. Music was my first love...

Catch him on tour with Turin Brakes

09/03 / Birmingham, Glee Club
10/03 / Bristol, St Georges
11/03 / Oxford, Academy 2
13/03 / Manchester Academy
14/03 / York Duchess
16/03 / Gateshead Sage
17/03 / Sheffield City Hall
19/03 / Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire
20/03 / Glasgow Classic Grand
21/03 / Nottingham Rescue Room
23/03 / Southampton Brooks University
24/03 / Milton Keynes Stables
26/03 / London Shepherd's Bush Empire
27/03 / Brighton Concorde 2

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