PETER GEE - HEART OF DAVID - 1993
YEAR: 1993
STYLE: Neo Progressive Rock
FORMAT: APE (Image + Cue + Scans + 5% Recovery)
SIZE: 388 Mb
COUNTRY: UK
THE BAND: Paul Wilson / vocals, back vocals; Fudge Smith / drums; Ian Salmon / bass, Fretless bass; Clive Nolan / keyboards, piano, bells, back vocals, orchestration, hand clapping; Rik Carter / piano, organ, strings, clavinet, keyboard solo, Lee chimes, harpsicords, outtro piano, keyboards; Richard West / strings, effects, addditionnal keyboards; Karl Groom / guitar, clean lead, acoustic guitar, slide guitar; Peter Gee / guitar, organ, bass, guitar solo, acoustic guitar, string, voices sound, clean guitar, keyboards, piano, bass pedals; - Daniel Bristow / trumpet; Mattheux Weeks / trumpet; Iain Sullivan / tenor Sax; Daniel Weeks/ alto Sax; Steve Weeks / tenor sax, soprano sax; Nigel Harris / drums; Uwe d'Rose / guitar, guitar solo; Tyna Riley / voice; Patrick Barret / vocals, back vocal; Tracy Hitching / vocals; Tony Grinham / drums, hand clapping; Nick Barret / guitar solo; Karl Groom / guitar, hand clapping; Sian Roberts / hand clapping and 8 Gosple singers on track
How does the son of a Church of England vicar become a member of a prog band? Maybe a question better left for Pete himself, but ever since joining Pendragon he's become a highly respected bassist who anchors the rhythm section for the band, and manages to make a little room for side projects.
Growing up in Stroud, Peter was influenced at an early age by bands as varied as Camel and Genesis, to Steely Dan. Peter came to know Pendragon founder, Nick Barret, through his brother and they still remain good friends. Peter was asked to join Pendragon originally to replace the departed Julian on guitar, but moved over to bass when Robert (Dobs) Dolby left the band.
As a committed Christian, Peter's music is primarily faith-based. Heart Of David was his first album in 1993 with Peter showcasing his musical talents on a variety of instruments, but leaving the lead vocals to others. Additionally, a lot of friends (some staples in progressive music) help out on this. Buddies from Pendragon make appearances, along with Ian Salmon and Karl Groom. Unfortunately, the debut is out-of-print.
Aside from his music career, Peter has penned two books about his Christian faith. He somehow juggles all of this while maintaining his full-time job with social services in Gloucester and resides back in Stroud.
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Track Listing:
The Band:
- Paul Wilson / vocals (2, 4-5, 9-14), back vocals (11)
- Fudge Smith / drums (2, 9, 14)
- Ian Salmon / bass (2), Fretless bass (6, 9, 14)
- Clive Nolan / keyboards (2, 4, 6, 9-10, 14), piano (2, 4-5, 8), bells (5), back vocals (7, 11), orchestration (1, 13), hand clapping (3)
- Rik Carter / piano (2, 6), organ (8), strings (8, 13), clavinet (2), keyboard solo (6), Lee chimes (9), harpsicords (13), outtro piano (14), keyboards (14)
- Richard West / strings (2), effects (2), addditionnal keyboards(6, 10)
- Karl Groom / guitar (2, 10, 14), clean lead(2), acoustic guitar (6), slide guitar (8)
- Peter Gee / guitar (2, 9), organ (2), bass (4, 8, 10-11, 13), guitar solo (4, 6), acoustic guitar (7, 12), string (5-6, 14), voices sound (5), clean guitar (10), keyboards (11), piano (13), bass pedals (14), caliope lead (3), hand clapping (3)
- Daniel Bristow / trumpet (2)
- Mattheux Weeks / trumpet (2)
- Iain Sullivan / tenor Sax (2)
- Daniel Weeks/ alto Sax (2)
- Steve Weeks / tenor sax (2, 11), soprano sax (9)
- Nigel Harris / drums (4, 6, 10-11, 13)
- Uwe d'Rose / guitar (4, 5, 9, 11, 13), guitar solo (6, 9)
- Tyna Riley / voice (6)
- Patrick Barret / vocals (7), back vocal (7)
- Tracy Hitching / vocals (1, 8)
- Tony Grinham / drums (8), hand clapping (3)
- Nick Barret / guitar solo (13)
- Karl Groom / guitar (2, 3, 6, 8 ,10, 14), hand clapping (3)
- Sian Roberts / hand clapping (3) and 8 Gosple singers on track (3)
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