Pete Rosser Music

Pete Rosser - A Short Biography


Pete has been a freelance musician since 1985, based in Stroud since 1990, and currently dividing his time between Stroud and Wakefield.


Here are a few of the things he's been up to:

Some previous ensembles:

late 80s: Bassa Bassa - Leeds-based radical big band (LP Pandemonium)

late 80s: Feetpackets - Sheffield free-improvising big band (CD Listen: Feetpackets!)

late 80s: Big Sun - "the young lions of Sheffield jazz" (with Dave Blackmore and Sean Randle) (LP Made In Sheffield)

mid-90s: Caravanserai - Leeds-based balkan stomp (CD Shock Horo)

1998-2008 Tango Siempre (CDs Viejo Y Nuevo; Nocturno; Tangled; Tangents (with Gilad Atzmon/Steve Arguelles) )

2011-now Truffleshack (with Misha Law -

2014-now Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble - Goldfrapp man's 10-person synth experience -

Some previous projects:

1989-91 Community Musician, Southmead Music Project, Bristol

1991 Making Up Time: Stroud Community Play (Dr Fosters Theatre Co) - composer/MD

1993 Stamping Ground (words John Fox, Welfare State) - Stroud Community Choir/Guildhall Jazz Workshop Orchestra - composer/MD

1995 Midnight Feast (words Phil Smith) - Stroud Community Choir/Guildhall Jazz Workshop Orchestra - composer/MD

1997 Shingle Street (words Phil Smith) - Stroud Community Choir/Guildhall Jazz Workshop Orchestra - composer/MD

1999 Round The Bend - Dr Fosters Theatre Co - composer/MD

2000 Quiet Heart - Stroud Community Choir - composer

2000 Postcards From Out Of The Blue (words Phil Smith) - Wakefield Voices - composer/MD

2001 Working Out - Dr  Fosters Theatre Co - composer/MD

2002-2004 Community Musician, Tideswell Music Project, Derbyshire

2009 Sleepwalk On The Severn (words Alice Oswald) - composer/MD

2009 Marylka And The Prince (words Harriet Banks) - Stroud Primary Schools Singing Festival - composer/MD

2012 Passing The Flame, Wiltshire Small Schools Music Festival - composer

2012 Battle For The Winds, Sailing Olympics Opening Festival, Weymouth - composer/MD for Gloucestershire Arts Team


2010 PG Cert in Jazz Performance (Birmingham Conservatoire)

1998 PGCE Secondary School Music (Bristol Univ)

1985 BA in Politics/History (Sheffield Univ)


Examiner for ABRSM since 1999.

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