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New Release: Song for Sophia
PD3 (Pete Downes Trio)

“The first thing to strike me about this album is its freshness: The second thing is the range of musical styles the band has sought to address for this album: they conquer each one - a cumulative achievement that dawns gradually on the attentive listener."
Bob Bevan-Jones

Mystery of Weather
Pete Downes & Steve Littler

"Pink Floyd meet the Mad Professor and Santana and Jeff Beck join in.". Gordon Moore

"Influences from Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck to John McLaughlin and Miles Davis can be detected in their often moody sonic soundscapes"

PD3 with Dick Pearce

"Downes' evocations leap from hairy rock-tinged John Scofield (Killer Joe), to howling Hendrix (Straight No Chaser) to rhapsodic-acoustic Ralph Towner (View in Blue). Downes' alert comping enables Pearce's trumpet to really stretch out over Coe and Bruce's beats"
Jack Massarik, Evening Standard

Sea of Tranquility
Pete Downes

Best seller on iTunes
Features layers of improvised acoustic and electric guitars supported with touches of ambient keyboards to create 'seas' of trance-like music.
Deeply spiritual in places, refreshingly natural in others.
Ideal for meditation, relaxation and background.

Music for Guitar: Bach
Pete Downes

Just Plain Folks nominee

Leading UK fusion guitarist's uniquely rhythmic performance of JS Bach lute suites. Traditional instrument, modern feel.

Pete Downes & Martyn Barker

Featuring Pete on acoustic guitars and Martyn on hang drum and percussion.'Elements' reflects a journey of poetic messages that entwine and dance along a path chosen or unseen."

Into the Blue
PD3 (Pete Downes Trio)

"PD3 have surpassed all my expectations with an album that is nothing short of brilliant."
Gareth Forman, London Guardian

Street Scene
PD3 (Pete Downes Trio)

Tone, nuance and balance are their strong points. Pete Downes plays guitar, both electric and acoustic, with a distinctively bright and crystalline sound, while bassist Andy Coe and drummer Tim Bruce match him to perfection."
Dave Gelly, The Observer

Pete Downes

"Relaxed, sophisticated guitar compositions with sensitively written backing arrrangements. The music flows and inspires as it relaxes the listener."
Roy Whenary


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