PETE LOCKETT; Multi Percussionist

Pete was voted runner up best percussionist 2010 & 2011in the USA and #1 BEST LIVE PERCUSSIONIST 2005 in a readers poll of Rhythm magazine.

Award winning musician Pete Lockett is one of the most versatile and prolific percussionists in the World. His percussive skills range from traditional Carnatic and Hindustani music of North and South India to traditional Japanese taiko drumming; from blues, funk and rock to classical, folk and ethnic and from Arabic to Electronic. His boundless talents have earned him a reputation as one of the most wanted percussionists in the world.

Pete has recorded and/or performed with Björk, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Dido, Bill Bruford, Jeff Beck, David Torn, Vikku Vinayakram, Ustad Zakir Hussain, The Verve, Steve Smith, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Texas, Trans-Global Underground, Nelly Furtado, Phil Manzanera, David Arnold, Evelyn Glennie, Jon Hassell, Lee Scratch Perry, Primal Scream, Damien Rice, Jarvis Cocker, Craig Armstrong, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), , David Mcalmont, Natasha / Daniel Bedingfield, U Shrinivas, Ronan Keating, Nitin Sawhney, Afro Celt Sound System, Vanessa-Mae, Errol Brown, Rory Gallagher, Simon Phillips, Pet Shop Boys, Beth Orton, Hari Haran,Kodo, Amy Winehouse, Mel C, A R Rahman, Eumir Deodato, Julian Lloyd Webber, BBC concert orchestra, Reshma, Sinead O'Connerand many more!

Pete arranged and recorded all the ethnic percussion for the last five 007 ‘Bond’ films and many other Hollywood blockbusters. He has also recorded in the Indian film industry, most recently in Chennai with AR Rahman on the blockbuster, SIVAJI, (Rajini Kanth).

Pete Lockett has a number of collaborative projects which are regularly touring: Projects include Kingdom of Rhythm, with Indian master drummer Bickram Ghosh, Taalisman with guitarist, Amit Chatterjee, Parallax Beat Brothers, Taiko to Tabla and Network of Sparks featuring Bill Bruford. He has performed to packed houses all over the world including Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada,Malaysia, Thailand, Falklands, Argentina,Europeand India. He has released twelve CD’s with various projects under his own name.

Pete has taught and lectured Worldwide, including The Royal College, Berklee School of Music Boston, and The Royal Academy of Music in London. Technique articles in drum magazines number over a hundred and include MODERN DRUMMER’ in the US, DRUMMER MAGAZINE and RHYTHM in the UK as well as magazines inSouth Africa, Australia, Italy and Poland.

Petes book, ‘Indian rhythms for the drum set’ (Hudson) is the first book of its kind covering Indian rhythms on the instrument. It was in the top fine drum books 2009 in the USA and drum book of the year 2008 in Holland.