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pete ray biggin

Pete ray biggin joins ubuntu management group

Pete is, to put it bluntly, one of the best drummers around. He has just joined the Ubuntu Management Group family.

With his deeper-than-deep grooves, blistering solos, and out-there creativity, Pete Ray Biggin plays with such fiery passion that he has quickly earned himself a reputation as one of the UK’s hottest players. This has led him to playing with Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Incognito, Chaka Khan, Adele, Robbie Williams, Lily Allen, Whitney Houston, Lalah Hathaway, Carlene Anderson, Estelle, Taio Cruz, and now in the seat of one of his major inspirations, Level 42

Now recording and touring the world with Level 42 and his own gigging group, the funky PBUG (PB Underground), Pete would love to still play with Sting, Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan to name a few, “Groove and Funk is my main vibe, but soul, hip-hop, latin, jazz, rock... it’s all good with me.” Which is likely why his dream band would include Hancock, Prince, the Brecker Brothers, Giovanni Hidalgo, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder and other musically diverse and soulful players.

And while he describes his drumming as “pushy, groovy, edgy and energetic,” there is an undeniably moving power to Pete’s playing, as was evident when he wowed the audience at London’s Drummer Live event. On that occasion it was akin to Billy Cobham, Keith Moon, David Garibaldi, Jeff Porcaro, Bernard Purdie and a number of other great players were being channelled through this Sheffield lad who was playing his heart out. Stunning stuff, for sure.
But then that’s what Pete Ray Biggin is really all about. High energy heart and soul drumming... with a great sense of musicality and a really big groove.