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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 41 years and is currently Playing the stunning KORG Keyboard 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 worked with his wife Yvonne in a very successful dance /cabaret duo called SAREMMA from 1995 to November 2016 (the name incidentally comes from his daughters Sarah and Emma!).  Because of their wide variation of music, the duo performed at many Dinner Dance/Cabaret functions nationwide, and picked up three BEST DUO awards from the 2008 City of Culture - Liverpool. (see picture) .. After 21 years of working together the duo is now retired - 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 & 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 19 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 most of the major events 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 then 80s & 90s he used the organ in several  workingmens clubs as part of a multi keyboard set up to accompany 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

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.

2020

February 28th

   Our Kind OF Music - Bournemouth

March 23rd

   Keyboard Cavalcades Spring Spectacular

October 16th

   TopNote Events - Fareham

October 19th

   Music For All at The Redcliffe Hotel

Concerts in 2020
January 1stBorough Social Club, Swinton, Lancs (more details)

With The legendary Drummer Fred Shawcroos

January 4thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

Cabaret Backing With Fred Shawcross

January 5thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

Cabaret Backing With Fred Shawcross

January 8thHailsham Organ Club
January 10thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay (more details)

Music4you Organ / Keyboard Festival

January 11thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay (more details)

Music4you Organ / Keyboard Festival

January 12thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay (more details)

Music4you Organ/ Keyboard Festival

January 17thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
January 19thBorough Social Club, Swinton (more details)

With Fred Shawcross on Drums

January 24thKent Expo, Holiday Inn, Bexley (more details)

Musicland & Korg UK

January 25thKent Expo, Holiday Inn, Bexley (more details)

Musicland & Korg UK

January 26thKent Expo, Holiday Inn, Bexley (more details)

Musicland & Korg UK

February 3rdWarner’s Hotels, Bodelwyddan (more details)

Production Show Band

February 4thWarner’s Hotels, Bodelwyddan (more details)

Production Show Band

February 5thWarner’s Hotels, Bodelwyddan (more details)

Production Show Band

February 6thWarner’s Hotels, Bodelwyddan (more details)

Production Show Band ( My 60th Birthday :-)

February 10thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
February 11thWithernsea Organ Society
February 14thBriston Organ Shows
February 22ndNorth Chadderton Bowling & Social Club (more details)

Cabaret Backing

February 28thMiramar Hotel, Bournemouth (more details)

Our Kind Of Music - Organ / Keyboard Festival

February 29thMiramar Hotel, Bournemouth (more details)

Our Kind Of Music - Organ / Keyboard Festival

March 4thNorth Herts Organ Society
March 5thThe Moor Club, Heaton Moor, Stockport (more details)

Pete Shaw Trio with Paul Waldron & Friends

March 7thNorth Chadderton Bowling & Social Club, Chadderton, Lancs. (more details)

Cabaret Backing

March 11thHerne Bay Organ and Keyboard Club
March 12thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
April 19thKent and Sussex Organ Club
May 2ndLakeside International Hotel, Frimley Green (more details)

Private Function

May 18thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

Monday Concert

June 2ndBexley Music Club (more details)

Welcome Return

June 8thMusic4you- Bournemouth (more details)

Marsham Court Hotel

June 9thMusic4you- Bournemouth (more details)

Marsham Court Hotel

June 10thMusic4you- Bournemouth (more details)

Marsham Court Hotel

June 11thMusic4you - Bournemouth (more details)

Marsham Court Hotel

June 12thMusic4you- Bournemouth (more details)

Marsham Court Hotel

June 23rdSouth Lawn Hotel, Milford On Sea (more details)

New Forest Charity Event

July 23rdKingswinford and District Organ Society
July 28thOrpington Keyboard Club
August 7thHilton Hotel, Warwick (more details)

Music4you Organ/ Keyboard Festival

August 8thHilton Hotel, Warwick (more details)

Music4you Organ/ Keyboard Festival

August 9thHilton Hotel, Warwick (more details)

Music4you Organ / Keyboard Festival

August 19thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

Postponed

August 25thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
September 24thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
October 3rdTastenfestival, Herdecke, Germany (more details)

In Concert

October 17thFareham (more details)

Concerts with Top Note Events

October 18thFareham (more details)

Concerts with Top Note Events

October 20thRedcliffe Hotel, Paignton (more details)

Wizard Festivals

October 21stRedcliffe Hotel,Paignton (more details)

Wizard Festivals

November 27thVictoria Club, Holmes Chapel (more details)

Cancer Research Charity Dinner Dance

December 8thAbergele and District Electronic Organ Society
December 13thAldermaston Concert Centre
December 25thLlyndir Hall Hotel, Rossett, Chester (more details)

Xmas Night Cabaret & Dance

December 31stEGO’s Stockton Heath, Warrington (more details)

NYE Dinner/Dance

Concerts in 2021
January 4thCheadle and District Organ Society
February 20thElton Liberal Club, Elton, Bury,, Lancs (more details)

Pete Shaw In Cabaret

May 27thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
October 13thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
October 19thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society