Honey Bee Blues Club

Pistol Pete Wearn

Named Moonshine Magazine’s solo blues artist of the year for 2015-16, Pistol Pete has been building an enviable name for himself on the live blues circuit for several years, both as a solo artist and as frontman of the electric outfit .44 Pistol.

Now focusing wholly on his solo work, Wearn’s blues has been labelled “music to drink, dance and stomp your feet to” by Derby Gig Guide, “devilishly catchy” by Staffs Live and simply “brilliant” on Yelp, the Stafford-based singer and songwriter gets every audience talking.

Armed with an acoustic guitar, a stompbox and occasionally a harmonica, Pistol Pete rips through both witty originals and homages to his blues heritage: his version of ‘Make Me Down A Pallet On The Floor’, released recently on 7″ vinyl by Birmingham’s Soul Food Project, reimagines Mississippi John Hurt’s standard as a cavernous, bitter singalong; when he cuts into ‘Great Balls of Fire’ live, meanwhile, few pint glasses are left upright.


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