Biography

Pete Watson is a versatile and experienced accordionist and keyboard player based in Oxford, UK. He plays in many different styles including French, Italian, Balkan, gypsy jazz, swing, British and Irish folk, tango and classical music. He has performed or recorded with many jazz and world musicians including Gilad Atzmon, Benoit Viellefon Hot Club and Orchestra, the Bisserov sisters, and Tim Kliphuis. He has appeared or played in The Ends of the Earth (David Lan, Royal National Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac (Communicado Theatre Co, Glasgow ROH, Almeida Theatre), Die Fledermaus, Fiddler on the Roof, The Provoked Wife,  My Family (Channel 4 TV), Jude (Michael Winterbottom) and Hugo (Martin Scorsese). He  leads his own group the Marama Café Band and plays with other groups including Balkanatics and The Sparrows of Paris.

He teaches accordion and piano in Oxford, Gloucestershire and London. He is a trustee of the music therapy charity Soundwell and worked for Jazz promoter Jazz Umbrella promoted the South Stage at the Ealing Jazz Festival from 2002 – 2017.

 

GIGS and WORK coming up JUNE 2019

Saturday June 1st  4pm Islington Proms, St James’s Church, Islington, London

Saturday June 2nd  7pm Rose and Crown, North Parade Ave, Oxford,

June 13 – 16  Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy

June 21   Bellanger, Islington, London

June 23  Private event, Highgate, London

June 26, Private event, London

June 27, The Mitre, Lancaster Gate, London  with The Sparrows of Paris

June 28  Oxford Gardens School workshop, Notting hill, London

June 29  Accordion workshop, Waterloo, London

June 30 (pm)  Oxford boat trips, Abingdon, UK  (eve) Pierre Victoire, Oxford

 

 

 

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