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Pete Riley

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A Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Liverpool, England. Pete Riley has been playing music ever since he can remember, he played his first gig in Liverpool doing Beatle covers at the age of 12, he then went on to play in numerous bands touring the British Isles, throughout the late 80s and early 90s. In late '96 his band Treehouse decided to try their luck in the USA, They were strongly advised against this and told it would be a costly mistake, but they went ahead regardless with the backing of their then manager Dan Priest and set off across the Atlantic. 


After grinding it out in the venues of Los Angeles (Whiskey Ago Go, The Troubadour etc.) word spread about the band from Liverpool. Then, out of the blue, on a scheduled day off, they were invited to play an impromptu gig at Borders Book Store on Sunset Strip. It was from this gig that the boys amazingly landed themselves a record deal with Atlantic records. 


Pete toured the USA through 1997 with Treehouse who went on to release their debut album "Nobody's Monkey" to critical acclaim. The band joined multi - platinum selling artists "Hootie And The Blowfish" on their American and European tour . They continued touring America until 2000 opening for many major US artistes (too many to mention!) Sadly, at the end of 2001 Treehouse split up and went their separate ways after one last final tour opening for The Cranberries in the UK. 


Pete then embarked on a solo career touring Acoustic in the UK and Ireland. On release of his first solo album "After The Parade" Pete was invited back over to the USA to open for the American, multi - platinum selling artist Edwin McCain whom he had struck up a solid friendship with during his previous stints in the US. After opening for a couple of months he was asked by Edwin to join his band as a permanent member and has continued to be part of the band to this day.


Pete also went on to forge a writing partnership with Edwin McCain and co-wrote three successful critically acclaimed albums as well as the single release “Say Anything” and "Shooting Stars" which were co-written by Pete with Edwin, Maia Sharp and Angie Aparo.


Since then Pete has been writing/recording and producing with many different artistes worldwide. These include Edwin McCain (USA) Narada Michael Walden (USA) John Beck (UK) Steve Crisanthou (UK) Maia Sharp (UK) Angie Aparo (USA) Kevn Kinney (USA) Henry Priestman (UK) Garry Christian (UK) (The Christians), Deadmono (Sweden), Tia McGraff (Canada), Paul Sanchez (Cowboy Mouth) (USA) & Shamona (UK).


There has also been numerous TV appearances in the USA (VH1, CBS Good Morning America) and BBC 1 in the UK (The Politics Show) Pete's songs also featured in the Warner Bros TV drama "Jack and Bobby" and the internationally released 2010 Miley Cyrus Disney Movie "The Last Song". and (Ruth Jones) Sky1 T.V. Series "Stella" 


Pete also collaborated with singer/songwriter Amy Wadge, which resulted in them writing and releasing Three critically acclaimed duo albums, "Rivers Apart" "Afterglow" and "Bygones" (Produced and Engineered by Pete)

Pete released his first live album in 2018 after a successful tour of The Netherlands, entitled Pete Riley "Live In The Netherlands".

In 2018 Pete worked on new material from his extensive back catalogue of songs which he digitally re-mastered and released on his last solo album  "The Lost Album" which can be found on this website at his store.


Most recently Pete has been working with renowned singer/songwriters from Swansea Steve Balsamo and Andy Collins.

During lock down they started a Monday noon music club via Zoom, initially to offload and make sense of it all as the world ground to a halt.  What began as a friendly check in and a chance to shoot the breeze quickly turned into weekly songwriting sessions,  taking a Nashville style three hour approach, Which to date has produced 3 singles, 3 videos and a 5 track E.P. which have been met by critical acclaim from BBC Radio and other national stations across the UK.

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