"He Looks Like He Sounds Pretty Good!"
Pete Denahy knew when he was 11 years old he wanted to be a country singer. He taught himself guitar, started writing songs and at 13 years old saw Slim Dusty in concert for the first time. Twelve years later he was in Slim’s band playing fiddle and doing a comedy spot on the show.
While he has written some ridiculous comedy songs, he is no stranger to writing a heart wrencher, but he is fully aware that his songs about insects and toilet paper hold special places in the hearts of his fans.
His latest record “She Loves Me To The Moon” is not a comedy release but a traditional country album featuring his own fiddle playing, twangy guitars and wailing pedal steel. Produced by Simon Johnson at Hillbilly Hut Studio, it includes fine playing by some of Australia’s best and a collection of new tracks penned with help from the Wolfe Brothers, Mike Carr, Bill Whyte and Evan Murphy.
Pete is a five time Golden Guitar winner and is very happy to have won three of those for his fiddle playing - an instrument that has kept him in work for many years. As well as working as a side man and guest artist for Slim, he has done the same for Sara Storer, Troy Cassar-Daley and Lee Kernaghan.
Pete takes two trips a year to Japan with Australian music fans to explore the bluegrass and country scene there.
Ask about hosting a house concert - have Pete perform at your place!