Pete is from the Yelding family, a tribe rooted in Circus history and before that, travelling fairs. Currently based in S.E. LDN, he writes songs, improvises and notates for others. His main instruments are Cello, Sitar and Voice. He grew up playing Cello in Classical ensembles, in Rock&Pop bands, with Djs at raves, with Mandinka Griots and Gnawa musicians. He studied Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he also began his training in Hindustani music on Sitar under Clem Alford. More recently, he spent time developing his Cello technique with Nyanyeru player, Juldeh Camara.
There is a unique sound to his records and respective instrumental practices. Pete has established this through consciously seeking to acknowledge every aspect of his complex musical DNA in all of his work, which ranges from solo performances to interdisciplinary collaborations in several mediums and contexts.