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 is a trustee of the music therapy charity Soundwell and worked for Jazz promoter Jazz Umbrella, producing  the South Stage at the Ealing Jazz Festival from 2002 – 2017.

 YOUTUBE

Inspector chases Hugo from the movie “Hugo”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk6kYsupZhw&t=63s

 

Balkanatics with Hamza Namira

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Escl76vtBc

 

Marama Café Band at St George’s Gardens, Bloomsbury, London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_pM7SqAfo

 

 

 

 

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