This event is part of the 2020 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
To usher in the first single toward his impending debut album, Pete invites an audience of one (and more) into his home for a virtual concert as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Drink tea and sit with him as he shares stories and pictures from his travels, playing songs beside the windows and curious corners of his abode. More than simply a streamed concert, the video combines cinematic elements with aural and visual storytelling. The songs and performance are a continuation of ongoing project Songs From The Edge Of The World.
Songs From The Edge Of The World was first performed in 2014, receiving an award for best music. It has since been on hiatus so that the songs could be developed and recorded toward a series of releases. To commence this new stage, Pete will return to the festival where it all began. The video is an updated reimagining of the original show.
This first single toward the debut album features two vocal and percussion driven songs recorded in an underground tunnel in Tasmania, during March 2020 – just before Covid19 restrictions came into effect. In what now seems an appropriate irony, Pete was also grappling with the latter stages of a flu during the recordings. The songs have been chosen as their stripped back arrangements and lyrical themes of isolation and longing seem incidentally responsive to the mood of 2020. The release also includes a rendition of Roy Orbison’s ‘Blue Bayou’. The single will feature guest vocals by artist and singer-songwriter Röy Esther Ether.