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was how Jim Lloyd
described Pete Coe on Folk on 2. Pete has been a professional
musician since 1971, playing at festivals concerts, clubs, dances &
schools throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand & USA . During
the ‘70s he toured and recorded with Chris Coe, was a member of
the legendary New Victory Band & with Nic Jones, Tony Rose and again,
Chris Coe, he was a member of Bandoggs. In the late ‘80s and early
‘90s he toured and recorded with Red Shift but since 1985 he's
mainly worked as a soloist & earned an enviable reputation.
Journalist Colin Irwin wrote in
"He explores the heartland of the English folk song revival with an ease and honesty that invests traditional songs with a simplistic beauty"
Pete is a prolific songwriter and his songs include Joseph Baker (performed by The Chieftains), The Wizard of Alderley Edge (an early classic), The Alimony Run (recorded by Token Women), Sold Down the River Again (recorded with Red Shift), The Jackdaw, The Waves of Tory (a comment on the Thatcher Era in Britain), Bring the New Year In (on the Long Company album) and numerous others.
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