Pete and Tom on Song - Angelus Bell (single)
Pete and Tom are two gentlemen, living and working in Dublin, Ireland. Tom has worked as an actor, songwriter, playwright, producer and theatre director over the years while Pete has written songs, played in various bar bands. Back in the 80’s Pete played bass in Tom’s spectacularly unsuccessful band. The band failed on such a scale that even in the age of the internet its name remains unrecorded and forgotten.
Pete and Tom stayed in touch over the years and more recently Tom had asked Pete to play guitar for some plays he had written and produced from time to time, as a result of which they both discovered that they had failed to mature as normal adult males do, could not face “golf” and had no interest in any of the other “grown up” activities normally available to older men (Mediterranean cruises, share portfolios, commercial property investment, vintage cars, yachting, diamond pattern V neck pullovers or Heritage Hotel weekends). In fairness they couldn’t afford most of that stuff anyway.
So, they decided to return to what they had started instead and this is the result.“You’re a Cad” was their first release and the video which is gathering views apace on YouTube demonstrated their theatrical side. (Available on Spotify and other platforms and on CD)
“Sweet Matilda” following soon after, displays disarming warmth and is very much in the pop idiom. Likewise, the video is available on YouTube. (Available on Spotify and other platforms)
“The Bottom Floor” which has just been released on Spotify and other platforms, shows Pete and Tom in more introspective mood with the song being driven by melodic and pulsating guitars. The video has just been uploaded to YouTube.Pete & Tom On Song are continuing to write, record and produce songs and will do so until death, disinterest, ridicule or an application under Part 2 of the Mental Health Act 2001 puts a stop to it all.
Their latest release "Angelus Bell" is yet another mellow guitar and violin based track with a trademark nostalgic feel. The violin brings all kinds of sentiments to the surface. An ideal late evening listen with a glass of wine.
Their upcoming gig at International Bar in Dublin on March 31st is sold out.