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White Rooms & Imaginary Westerns

Pete Brown, lyricist for 60s super group Cream, has been a poet, singer, percussionist, record producer and screenwriter. As a Beat poet he worked alongside Spike Milligan, Allen Ginsberg and Robert Graves. As songwriter he is best known for his work with Cream, Graham Bond and more recently Procul Harum…

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“Sometimes they found it, sometimes they kept it
Often lost it along the way
Fought each other to possess it
Often died in sight of day”

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Although approaching 78 years of age Pete continues to sing live, author books and screenplays, and write lyrics; notably penning the lyrics for the recent Procul Harum record, “Novum”, which continues to sell around the world.

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Although approaching 78 years of age Pete continues to sing live, author books and screenplays, and write lyrics; notably penning the lyrics for the recent Procul Harum record, “Novum”, which continues to sell around the world.

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“Among the jazz musicians I got to know were Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker…Ginger got in touch and said ‘Hey, we’ve formed this band called Cream do you wanna come and help us out with some lyrics?’ And the rest is history really…”

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Pete has toured in recent years with the Clem Clempson Band, the Krissy Matthews Band (whose record he produced and co-wrote) and occasionally with the Hamburg Blues Band. He is also a member of the Hastings Allstars, a band formed in 2018 in his home town.

Pete Brown will perform a set with an allstar band including Peter Lemer, Mark Mondesir, Malcolm Bruce at Hackney Enpire

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Pete will perform with the Hastings Allstars

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On November 2nd Jazz Hastings, renowned for bringing nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and promising newcomers to its monthly sessions, will relaunch with a special fundraising evening featuring three acts who are all well known to their regular audience – Lianne Carrol, the Pete Brown Band and Hexagonal.

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Pete is curating a 3-day event at the Holborn Pizza Express, featuring Arthur Brown, Maggie Bell, Krissy Matthews, himself and others. It runs from November 9-11th, Maggie headlines on the first day, Pete on the second, and Arthur on the third.

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