Pete Trewavas is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #89 – Pete Trewavas.
Who is Pete Trewavas?
This year, Pete Trewavas celebrates his 40th anniversary as the bass player for famed prog-rock Gods, Marillion. And, while there will be plenty of opportunities for him to celebrate with the famed British rock band that formed in 1979 (but he joined in 1982, replacing Diz Minnitt), he is currently on the road with progressive rock supergroup, Transatlantic (which features, Neal Morse -ex–Spock’s Beard, Roine Stolt – Kaipa, The Flower Kings, and Mike Portnoy – ex–Dream Theater). And, that’s not all. In 2004, Pete co-founded another group called Kino, with John Mitchell (Arena), John Beck (It Bites) and Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree). If that weren’t enough, in 2011 Pete Trewavas joined up with his longtime friend Eric Blackwood to form the duo Edison’s Children. The new project was designed to be a creative outlet for Pete Trewavas (who has traditionally recorded in a band focused solely on bass and acoustic guitar), in which he could also play lead guitar, lead vocals, drum programming and keyboards as well as have full creative control over the writing and producing. The timing of Pete joining Marillion could not have been timed better. Marillion’s third album, Misplaced Childhood, in 1985 featured the massive hit Kayleigh. The band has always been focused on their fanbase, which has made them pioneers in crowd-funding and running weekend long convention-like gatherings (Marillion Weeekend), cruises and the recent release of their new studio album, An Hour Before It’s Dark. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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