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*** – R2 Rock’n'Reel Magazine (BREATHE album)
“Isn’t that great!” Mike Naylor – BBC Three Counties Radio (BREATHE single)
“That will be going round your brain for the rest of the day I can tell you.” Mike Naylor – BBC Three Counties Radio (Weathered The Storm single)
“Pete Guy has the contemporary folk-pop sound down to a tee.” Sean McGhee – R2 Rock’n'Reel Magazine
“Pete offers a lifetime of lyrics full to the brim with redemption, ably showcasing his beguiling voice and raw sincerity.” Fatea Magazine
“Pete performs his own upbeat and catchy material, which has become very popular on many of the local and community stations around the country and has also caught the ear of producers on national radio…” Spiral Earth Magazine
“A little bit of magic for you, it’s Pete Guy…” Baylen Leonard – Amazing Radio (Houdini single)
“I think he’s the most accomplished songwriter here tonight, really love your voice, you’ve got a very interesting tone to your voice, you had a good energy on the stage.” Glen Matlock – Sex Pistols
“Calm, collected, imaginative and cheerful – Guy is on course to becoming a live and recorded favourite, a crowd pleaser, a lovely man, a musical treasure.” Sarah Lowther – Radio Dacorum
“Thoughtful lyrics and lovely melodies.” Yvonne Lyon
“I liked that, the idea of styling yourself after a 1940′s Jewish solicitor is an intriguing approach, but you don’t look like anyone else, you don’t sound like anyone else and the songs are good, I really liked that.” Gareth ‘Gaz Top’ Jones – T.V. Presenter
“But this is something different, something new. As the hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention, I’m transported back to the first time I heard Damien Rice, then further still to my first introduction to Jeff Buckley. There’s a raw sincerity here that not every artist has the talent to convey.”
Joe Ferris – Abolish Records
“You know that feeling where you don’t really fancy an orange, but you eat one anyway and your body kinda goes “Oh yeah! That hit the spot. I ruddy well needed that!” because your body just knows when something is good for it? Well listening to Pete Guy is like pouring a delicious and nutritious fruit smoothie into your ears and your ears going “Oh yeah! That’s the stuff!”
Abolish Clothing – Facebook
photo by Paul Curry
* * * new song fish out of water released 7th May 2016* * *
On 10th March 2016 The Comet newspaper featured this article about the Pete Guy live show with Yvonne Lyon.
Pete Guy with Richard Squire on cajon and percussion performing SAFETY IN NUMBERS live at Wilkestock 2015.
21st August 2015 – the sixteen track Pete Guy album BREATHE
BREATHE album …also available on CD for £10 – to purchase on CD please email: firstname.lastname@example.org – giving your name and full postal address.
This self released album from Pete Guy was recorded at both Unit Studios in Letchworth Garden City and London Road Studios in Baldock and was mastered by Andy Theakstone. It features Richard Squire on drums, Rachel Jones on piano on the title track BREATHE, additional vocals on BLANKET OF STARS from Cara Beard, violin on HOUDINI by Genevieve Witham and piano on STARTLED BIRD and DIVE by Adam Menczykowski.
*** – R2 Rock’n'Reel Magazine
“absolutely superb, beautiful” – Grant Meaby
This lovely article was in The Comet newspaper on 13th August 2015 to promote the BREATHE album launch show at The Orange Tree in Baldock.
BBC radio repeat
On 1st August 2015 Mike Naylor replayed part of Pete‘s live session from 4th July 2015 as part of his ‘Best of Saturday Sessions’ on BBC Three Counties Radio.
Listen to and purchase the Pete Guy single BREATHE released through Folkstock Records on Monday 6th July 2015. Also available from iTunes and Amazon.
On 4th July 2015 Pete Guy was live in session on the Mike Naylor show on BBC Three Counties Radio. The single BREATHE received it’s first BBC airplay along with Pete performing two songs live on air, Houdini and A Little Light.
The Houdini single and six track EP was released by Folkstock Records on 1st May 2015 and is available to purchase from the Folkstock Records bandcamp site at http://folkstockrecords.bandcamp.com/, on iTunes and Amazon.
Houdini EP link on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/houdini-single/id988565684?ls=1
Houdini EP – RECORD OF THE WEEK
The Pete Guy EP Houdini was ‘Record Of The Week’ on Paul Andrew Mansell‘s shows The Magic Bus and the World Folk show on Marlow FM on 9th May 2015.
Pete Guy in The Comet newspaper 30th April 2015
On 29th April 2015, the Hertfordshire Mercury newspaper ran this article about Pete‘s Houdini EP launch show at the Rising Sun in Potton.
The Pete Guy song Weathered the Storm has been included in the Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe Radio Show‘s Best of 2015 so far Top Twenty.
Pete was at BBC Three Counties Radio on 26th April 2015 to review the papers with Mike Naylor and chat about his EP Houdini, with Mike playing three songs from the EP on his show: Houdini, Feather House and Weathered the Storm.
Also on 26th April 2015 Pete played live and chatted to Sarah Lowther on Radio Dacorum. Live songs were If It Should Fade, Taking the Plunge and Safety In Numbers with Houdini and Feather House also being aired on the show.
On 25th April 2015 Baylen Leonard played the Pete Guy single and EP title track Houdini on his show The Front Porch on Amazing Radio.
The Pete Guy single release Weathered the Storm is on the covermount CD of the R2 Rock’n'Reel Magazine for March/April 2015 (issue No. 50).
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The Pete Guy single Weathered The Storm was released through Folkstock Records on 8th February 2015 and was played on the day of release on BBC Three Counties Radio on the Mike Naylor show. The single got it’s second BBC airplay the following week (15th February 2015) again on Mike Naylor‘s Sunday morning show.
The Pete Guy song Weathered The Storm was included in the Fatea Showcase Session: Tides between 1st February and 30th April 2015.
“Pete Guy is the newest recruit to the Folkstock fold. This optimistic track is a taster of his forthcoming EP. Pete offers a lifetime of lyrics full to the brim with redemption, ably showcasing his beguiling voice and raw sincerity.” – Fatea Magazine
Pete Guy on BBC Three Counties Radio on the Mike Naylor show – 14th December 2014.
“There isn’t a weak link to be found.” – The Sunday Times review of the Folkstock Records album – The Christmas Present – featuring the Pete Guy version of ‘Silent Night‘.
Folkstock Records presents the Christmas album ‘The Christmas Present‘ featuring the song ‘Silent Night‘ by Pete Guy.
Review of the Folkstock Records release ‘The Christmas Present‘ by FolkWords. http://www.folkwords.com/latestreviews_92708.html”
Another great review of the Folkstock Records album ‘The Christmas Present‘ by Danny Farragher from Folk All. http://folkall.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/the-christmas-present.html?spref=tw”
BBC Live Session
Pete Guy was joined by Krystal Woodbridge on violin to perform live on the BBC on BBC Three Counties Radio on the Nick Coffer show on 1st November 2013.