Pete Astor

Pete Astor

Cult songwriter Pete Astor has been serenading Britain with his whimsical wordplay since the eighties. With a bunch of new songs on the way, and some live shows imminent, we find out what's been tickling his ears lately...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 10 Jul 2015
  • min read
Cult songwriter Pete Astor has been serenading Britain with his whimsical wordplay since the early eighties.

From his first Creation-signed band The Loft through to the major label jingle jangle of The Weather Prophets and beyond into the electronic forays of Ellis Island Sound, Pete has been a consistent source of kitchen-sink melodrama and quirky pop.

Now a music lecturer at the University of Westminster, London – and still a guitar-wielding soloist to be reckoned with – he's gently graduated from plucky indie upstart to respected songwriting master.

With a bunch of new songs on the way - including Mr Music with James Hoare (Veronica Falls, The Proper Ornaments, Ultimate Painting) - and a new live band boasting members of Feathers, Hefner, Withered Hand, The Left Outsides and Owl and Mouse, Pete seems to be plotting a full scale indie assault in the very near future.

Here, he reveals what’s currently spinning on the Astor home stereo…

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