Pete Crutchfield

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Pete Crutchfield is a finger style guitarist and songwriter based in Farnham, Surrey.With a background in classical guitar which he was taught at school, Pete started playing more seriously again and writing his own material about ten years ago. His first compositions were instrumentals and mainly in DADGAD and other alternative tunings. These songs were influenced by the likes of John Renbourn and Gordon Giltrap, and were first performed at local folk clubs and sing arounds in Hampshire where he used to live. Nine songs instrumentals were recorded on his first album, Starry Nights and Blue Sky Days in 2009.Pete then ventured more into the world of singer song writing, releasing a second album, Stargazing in 2011 which included a mix of self penned instrumentals, songs and covers. His musical direction has since taken a somewhat different path, and he now focuses on writing songs which reflect the more serious social issues of our time as well as a more light hearted observations about modern life and living in a Surrey commuter town. His third album, Where have All The Pubs Gone has been followed by his most recent release, Songs From The Home Counties, recorded in 2015 at the Simon Painter Production studios in Farnham.

Pete’s recent songs have covered both serious topics (old age, loneliness and wartime memories) and more amusing subject matter and social observation (internet dating, commuting, getting old, Farnham’s yummy mummies and estate agents). He has been described by some as a modern Jake Thackray. He still performs the odd instrumental and cover, and continues to use principally alternative tunings.

Pete plays at open mics and smaller venues in Surrey and North Hampshire.

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