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Treading Water with Pete Allan


So I met this guy Pete a couple of months back playing MC at a sweet, community live music event.. He struck me as humble yet hilarious, chilled yet profound and so passionate about his support for local, live, original music. This was before I knew him as Pete the groove master who had just released one of my fave new tunes.

Sunny Coast dweller Pete has hit the daily grind on the head with 'Treading Water' and euphemisms for everyday stuff can be found in his new EP 'Ripples'. The culture entwined with Pete's music is simplistic integrity with a firm message of love and respect for humanity. Inspiring, uplifting, warm and chilled the messages reflect his respect for fellow humans and his beliefs that we all share this experience of life together. 'Ripples' is easy listening, sit under a pandanus with a pineapple juice filled coconut complete with Hawaiian swizzle stick goodness and with two tunes in the Triple J Unearthed charts, you know you want some of this sweet, rootsy rock.


Come and check Pete out with a bunch of other local, rockin', original live music this Sunday at Peregian Originals!

Find all things Pete Allan here: http://peteallan.com


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