bullet points of Pete’s career for press.
Pete as; PETE
LOCKETT; MULTI PERCUSSIONIST
* Pete is
one of the most versatile multi-percussionists in the world, having
immersed himself in percussion and drums from every part of the globe,
from Indian to Arabic and from Japanese to Latin.He has a number of
collaborative projects and has released five albums. The wide range of
artists he’s worked with reflects the diversity of his playing, inc:
Björk, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Bill Bruford, Jeff Beck, David
Torn, Vikku Vinayakram, Selva Ganesh, Ustad Zakir Hussain, The Verve,
Bickram Ghosh, Steve Smith, Texas, Damien Rice, Craig Armstrong,
Bernard Butler, U Shrinivas, Ronan Keating, Nitin Sawhney, Evan Dando,
Adrian Sherwood, Afro Celt Sound System, Vanessa-Mae, David Arnold,
Evelyn Glennie, Errol Brown, Jarvis Cocker, Rory Gallagher, Pet Shop
Boys, Beth Orton, Hari Haran, Mel C, A R Rahman, Eumir Deodato,
concert orchestra, Sinead O'Conner
and lots more!
voted BEST LIVE PERCUSSIONIST' 2006 - RHYTHM MAGAZINE
Pete was voted runner up best
percussionist 2010 & 2011 in Modern Drummer USA
book, ‘Indian rhythms for the drum set’ was ‘Book of the year 2008’ in
the dutch music press.
Album, Taiko to Tabla with Joji Hirota included in top 55 rhythm albums
of all time in Songlines magazine, 2006
CD releases include……..
Discography with international artists is far too extensive to add here
but his main personal projects have had numerous CD releases and
‘TAIKO TO TABLA’
feat Joji Hirota and Pete. Two albums with his world drumming project
‘NETWORK OF SPARKS’
which featured Bill Bruford, drummer of ‘Genesis’ and ‘Yes’ fame. Two
albums with his multi ethnic quintet
‘PARALLAX BEAT BROTHERS’
Two albums with sound
designer and electronics wizard, Scanner on the duo project
‘LIVE IN ISTANBUL’
One solo album,
feat Indian guitarist, Amit Chatterjee on the Indiabeat label.
‘ROR’ Trio with
Henrik Anderson and Shashank on the Indiabeat label.
‘MADE IN CHENNAI’
Feat Umarshankar Vinayakram on the Indiabeat label.
'KINGDOM OF RHYTHM’
Duo with Bickram Ghosh on the Saregama label.
‘JOURNEYS WITH THE MASTER DRUMMERS OF INDIA’
Feat Vikku Vinayakram, Bickram Ghosh, Rajesh Mandolin and Mahesh
Vinayakram. (Music Today label)
Solo album released on Drumzine 2010.
Compilation released on Questz World in India 2011.
‘MADE IN CALCUTTA’
Feat Pandit Shankar Ghosh,
Prattyush Bannerjee and musicians of Calcutta. (Soon to be released).
has also released a sample CD on Loopmasters / Bigfish audio in 2010.
has released two books.
FOR THE DRUM SET’
on HUDSON Music USA. This is the first book of its kind covering North
& South Indian rhythms on the drum set. It was book of the year 2008 in
Holland and in the top five in the USA MD poll.
‘SYMMETRICAL STICKINGS FOR THE DRUM SET’
FILM WORK….. He
has also worked extensively in the film industry. Pete arranged and
recorded all the ethnic percussion for the recend Hollywood hits, The
Incredible Hulk 2, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale and can also count
the three previous bond movies, Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies and
The World is Not Enough amongst his credits, along with Hollywood
blockbusters, City of Angels (Meg Ryan), The Insider (Al Pacino),
Plunkett & Maclean (Robert Carlisle), The Bone Collector, (Denzel
Washington), Amazing Grace, (Albert Finney), The quiet American (Michael
Caine), Moulin Rouge, (Nicole Kidman), and the Guy Ritchie film Snatch,
as well as TV and advertising credits which are too numerous to
mention. He has also recorded in the Indian film industry, most recently
in Chennai with AR Rahman on the 2007 blockbuster, SIVAJI, (Rajini Kanth)
list of instruments includes: North/South Indian percussion: tabla,
mridangam, kanjira, ghatam, vocal percussion, dhol. Middle Eastern
percussion: darabuka, req, bendir, frame-drums. Latin percussion:
congas, bongos, timbales, berimbau. Also Irish Bodhran, Nigerian Udu,
West African djembe, Japanese taiko, Western drumset and many weird and
wonderful percussion effects such as waterphones & spring drums, along
with many strange percussive objects built and customised by Pete. He
also works extensively with electronics & samplers, both live and in the
studio, using samplers, effects units and live electronic looping to
create densely alternative percussion fabrics.
Worldwide touring has included India, Nepal, Thailand, Azerbaijan,
Pakistan, Sudan, Malaysia, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina,
Palestine, Russia, Israel, America, Canada and extensively all over
Europe. Pete has performed to packed houses all over the world
including the Edinburgh Festival, Bruges Festival, Rhythm Sticks
Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London (sold out twice),
Drumusique Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Glasgow One World Festival,
Pontardawe Festival, Belfast Festival, Guildford Festival and Newbury
Festival to name a few.
has taught and lectured Worldwide, including The Royal College, Berklee
school of Music, Boston, The Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School
of Music in London and performances and workshops at the PASIC 99
percussion conference in Columbus, Ohio. Technique articles in drum
magazines number over a hundred and include MODERN DRUMMER’ in the US,
RHYTHM in the UK, Drums SA in South Africa, Drummer mag in the UK,
magazines in Argentina, Italy, Australia and more.. He has also
published a series on drum and percussion programming using computers
and sound modules for THE MIX magazine in Europe. Petes website is
also a valuable source of information for percussionists worldwide and
features hundreds of free lessons in video / audio / text and mp3
format. It has been voted website of the month on the BBC in the UK
Note regarding photos if required.
There are plenty of hi res photos in the photo albums on Pete’s website,
if required. These are between 2MB and 10MB in size. Click on thumbnails
to download hi res versions once in the respective photo albums.
Wherever possible please mention Pete’s website in an article.
Hi res, between 2 - 10 MB