Pete cowley: New Jersey, United States
Pete Cowley is a veteran songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, performer and recording artist. After years of performing cover music with various bands and occasionally performing solo he observed that an original received as much or more adulation than a cover. Cowley decided that he had done enough covers for a lifetime and after taking a break he retreated to the large library of original songs he had written through the years and in 2008 started to seriously record his own material at his home studio resulting in two very solo albums "One Voice One Guitar" and "PC Traxx"
Later after consulting with his good friend and producer Jonah Brockman, they decided to take it up a notch and began putting together the "No Place To Land" album playing off the single of the same name and including the 2014 single "That Damn Car". Cowley also wrote several new songs appearing on that album which was released in 2016. He stated it was so much fun that he decided he would challenge himself to write eleven new songs for another album.
Since Cowley, Brockman and others were all studio musicians who played multiple instruments it was game on and Cowley's second album "Got The Cool" was released in 2017, again received well internationally. According to Cowley "The international music community appears to have a desire and appreciation for indie music from America, perhaps even more so than some Americans which is just my opinion from experience. Everyone here seems to be running around with a guitar and loaded with talent, which is a good thing."
In 2020 Pete released his third album with Jonah "Plain Brown Wrapper" which appears to be getting more attention and praise than the others already. "I really enjoyed listening back to that one in particular, we tried to simplify it a bit" Cowley said. Brockman stated "It's really an excellent cross section of what he does, it's difficult to place him in a certain genre." He's funky, witty, serious and can write with humor, he can go from rock and roll to a serious ballad. When you listen to an artist's music library and can find yourself laughing, crying, dancing, singing and thinking out loud, that in itself is a success.
Cowley is currently working on the next studio album and plans for a live album as well as performance dates for 2021.
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