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Pete Shaw

Telephone Number :  0149 0440 553

Email address :  petershaw3@aol.com

Website :  www.saremma.co.uk

Address :  Ty'n y Coed,  Faerdref,  Cynwyd,  Corwen,  North Wales,  LL21 0NE 

About Pete

Born in February 1960 at Tyldesley, Manchester and with encouragement from a musical family, Pete has been playing piano since the age of 4. He is very well respected in the organ/keyboard business with which he has been associated for over 36 years and is currently Playing the stunning KORG products. He started playing semi professionally in the north west working men's clubs at 15 years of age backing cabaret artistes with a 7 keyboard set up !!   His love of organs and keyboards took him around the North West in the 80’s and 90’s visiting Organ Societies and AOE festivals where he proved very popular, and now, after a nine year break, he is back on the Organ Society and festival circuit with a new keyboard show including some great vocal performances.

One of the most versatile player/performers around, in 2004/5 Pete had his all round musical talents channeled when he was asked be Musical Director/Studio Producer of an all new theatre road show version of  ITV’s ’Stars In Their Eyes. He spent 400+ hours in the studio working on the tracks and written parts for the the live shows, unfortunately due to factors beyond his control the whole tour got cancelled at 1 days notice to the horror of everyone involved.

Over the last 18 years pete has made many appearances as an extra/background artiste in TV programmes like -CoronationSt/Emmerdale/Cold Feet and many more which he enjoy's very much, but he got a call in 2007 from Paul Crone at Granada TV to work as Musical Director on a live broadcast called "Tour Of Talent. It was held at north west seaside resorts through the summer of 2007 over 10 days,

Pete said  "Over the 10 days we had 1200 acts from singers/musicians/comedians to complete dance groups performing throughout the day - culminating in a daily final broadcast live on ITV's Granada Reports, It was a fantastic experience to work with such a broad range of talent from the North West of England"  (see picture)

In June 2009 he got a call from the Ann Atkinson - Musical Director of the Fron Choir in North Wales, and was asked to play at the National Eisteddfodd of Wales in Bala for the 35 strong Bro Glyndwr male voice choir, this he did and again it was broadcasted on channel S4C TV and after the show the presenters commented on the fantastic sound of the keyboards and likened pete to Benny from Abba and Rick Wakeman  :) (see picture of Pete and the choir) also recently in August 2013 he appeared on TV again with the choir again at the eisteddfod !! 

As well as working solo, Pete has been working with his wife Yvonne in a very successful dance /cabaret duo called SAREMMA since 1995 to date (the name incidentally comes from his daughters Sarah and Emma!).  Because of their wide variation of music, the duo perform at many Dinner Dance/Cabaret functions nationwide, and have recently picked up three BEST DUO awards from the 2008 City of Culture - Liverpool. (see picture) .. After 21 years of working together the duo is being retired at the end of December 2016 - They have worked throughout the UK & overseas,  They have made many friends along the way & have enjoyed every minute of working together on the pro circuit.

When a promotion company approached them to do 1 of 2 line dancing albums with other well known established country singers their own track of a beautiful waltz ballad called ’Reach’ hit the UK line dancing charts at Number 4. Saremma were also asked by comedien Peter Kay to help out on his 2005 Children In Need video 'Sleep' which he directed and co-starred with Charlene Spiteri from the group Texas.  The duo found both him and the production team friendly and very professional.

Pete put the finishing touches to his brand new recording studio in 2004 that he has rebuilt since his move to North Wales,  PC & Apple based hard disk recording is at the heart of the studio with , Korg, Kurzweil Ketron and Yamaha keyboards plus Roland V Drums forming the main midi sounds, along with 24 audio tracks available for vocal and instrument recording. Demand is still high for his quality tracks and arrangements - by fellow musicians, and artistes alike. (see studio picture)

Over the Last 16 years Pete has worked for various organ and Keyboard Companies demonstrating their latest products at Organ/Keyboard festivals around the UK, He is currently UK demonstrator for KORG PA series products and regularly appears at all the major festivals with them throughout the UK

Pete's pride and joy is his 1965 Lowrey Heritage which he keeps at home with a 145 Leslie. Back in the late 70s 80s & 90s he used the organ in several  workingmens clubs as part of a multi keyboard set up to back the visiting artistes at the weekends. He took the Lowrey of retirement for Caister in April 2004 and it was well received by festival goers and other artistes - especially Howard Beaumont and James Sargeant who played it till 3am one morning, Pete says, 'You could warm your hands on it - it was cookin' !

Pete is now touring with a fabulous new keyboard system - KORG PA4X 76 plus KORG KRONOS 2- 88 note & Bass Pedals plus a fantastic new Bose F1 PA System & lighting (if required)

He continues to wow audiences with his individual style of Organ/Keyboard playing and vocals, he has had some great comments from other keyboard musicians and artistle over the years and he plans to carry on working in the Organ & Keyboard business for many years to come.

 

Pete's Photo Gallery

Award Winning Duo SAREMMA Pete Shaw & Bro Glyndwr Choir at the National Eisteddfod

Pete's Concert Diary

Pete's Festival appearances

Pete will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2018

January 12th

   Chris Powell's Music4You Bournemouth SOLD OUT

February 2nd

   The Cheltenham Chase

August 20th

   Music In Llandudno

September 7th

   The Peterborough Marriott

November 2nd

   Topnote Events - Kettering

Concerts in 2018
January 4thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
January 6thDarwen Subscription Bowls Club, Darwen, Lancs (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

January 8thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
January 9thBlackpool Keyboard Club
January 10thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
January 11thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
January 12thMusic4You- Bournemouth
January 13th Music4You-Bournemouth
January 19thMusicland Expo Bexley (more details)

Korg & Musicland

January 20thMusicland Expo Bexley (more details)

Korg & Musicland

January 21stMusicland Expo. Bexley (more details)

Korg & Musicland

February 2ndBrett Wales Music Festivals
February 3rdBrett Wales Music Festivals
February 4thBrett Wales Music Festivals
February 11thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
February 13thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
February 16thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
February 17thWrexham War Memorial Club, Wrexham (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

February 18thOur Ladies Social Club, Birkenhead (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

March 2ndMollington Banastre Hotel, Chester (more details)

Fine Tune Events Festival

March 3rdHazelgrove Golf Club, Stockport (more details)

St Johns lodge ladies evening

March 4thThe Lowrey, Manchester (more details)

Private Event

March 7thOllerton and District Organ Society
March 10thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

March 11thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

March 14thCharnwood Music For All
March 15thBurntwood Music For All
March 23rdBriston Organ Shows (more details)

1st appearance

March 24thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

March 25thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

March 29thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
March 31stStanhill Workingmens Club, Oswaldtwistle (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

April 4thMoor Club, Stockport (more details)

Jazz Trio With Paul Waldron & Friends

April 7thThe Wings Club, Northwich, Cheshire (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

April 17thTynedale Hotel, Llandudno
April 20thSpring Spectacular- Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

April 21stSpring Spectacular- Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

April 22ndSpring Spectacular - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

April 23rdSpring Spectacular- Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

April 24thSpring Spectacular- Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

April 25thVerwood in Tune
April 26thSeacroft- Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

April 27thSheppey Organ Club
May 5thHoly Cross Social Club, St Helens (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

May 9thHailsham Organ Club (more details)

1st Appearance

May 13thKeyboard Cavalcade - Blackpool
May 14thKeyboard Cavalcade - Blackpool
May 15thKeyboard Cavalcade - Blackpool
May 16thKeyboard Cavalcade - Blackpool
June 2ndBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

June 3rdBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

June 5thBexley Music Club
June 7thScunthorpe Organ Society (more details)

Welcome Return Visit

June 9thDeeside R & A Club, Connah Quay (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

June 14thSleaford Organ Club (more details)

1st Visit

June 16thBelper & District Organ & Keyboard Club
June 23rdEmpire Services Club, Preston (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

June 26thOrpington Keyboard Club
July 7thAintree Railway Club, Liverpool (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

July 21stChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
July 22ndStilton In Tune
August 4thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With the Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

August 5thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With the Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

August 8thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society) (more details)

1st Appearance

August 11thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With Legendary Drummer Fred Shawcross

August 22ndMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

August 28thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
September 1stNutters Restaurant - Rochdale (more details)

Dinner Dance/Cabaret

September 7thBrett Wales Music Festivals- Peterborough (more details)

In Concert

September 8thBrett Wales Music Festivals- Peterborough (more details)

In Concert

September 9thBrett Wales Music Festivals- Peterborough (more details)

In Concert

September 10thSeacroft - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

September 11thSeacroft - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

September 12thSeacroft - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

September 13th Seacroft - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

September 14thSeacroft - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

September 15th Seacroft - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

September 16th Seacroft - Hemsby (more details)

Korg & Keysound

September 25thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
September 27thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
September 29thFleet Organ Society (more details)

1st Visit

October 6thWyrebank Banqueting Suite, Garstang (more details)

Great Eccleston Lodge Ladies Evening

October 24thRedcliffe Hotel, Paignton (more details)

Wizard Festivals

October 25thRedcliffe Hotel, Paignton (more details)

Wizard Festivals

December 8thAscot Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

Xmas Dinner Dance

December 12thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society (more details)

1st Visit

December 25thLlyndir Hall Hotel, Rossett, Chester (more details)

Xmas Night Dinner Dance

December 31stEgos Restaurant, Stockton Heath. (more details)

New Years Eve Party Night

Concerts in 2019
January 7thCheadle and District Organ Society (more details)

1st Appearance

February 26thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

1st Visit

March 5thEastbourne Piano and Keyboard Club
March 12thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
March 15thBrett Wales Festival - Mercure- Warwickshire
March 16thBrett Wales Festivals- Mercure- Warwickshire
March 17thBrett Wales Festivals-Mercure- Warwickshire
March 26thNew Forest Organ Society
April 8thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
May 28thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
June 5thGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club
June 12thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
June 18thBedworth Organ Society (more details)

Return Visit

July 2ndAOE Bewdley (more details)

1st Appearance

July 2ndAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert

July 3rdAOE Bewdley (more details)

1st Appearance

July 3rdAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Session with Korg

July 16thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society (more details)

1st Appereance

July 24thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
August 28thVerwood in Tune
September 17thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
December 8thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm Christmas Special

December 19thWeyhill Electronic Organ Society (more details)

Christmas Concert