Peter-John Vettese

Peter-John Vettese
Birth namePeter-John Vettese
Also known asPeter Vettese
Born(1956-08-15) 15 August 1956 (age 61)
Scotland
GenresProgressive rock, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, arranger, producer
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1965–present
LabelsKobalt Music
Associated actsJethro Tull
Websitewww.peterjohnvettese.co.uk

Peter-John Vettese (born 15 August 1956[1] in Scotland), also known as Peter Vettese, is a British keyboardist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.

Early life

Peter Vettese grew up in a musical family in Brechin, Angus, Scotland. He began his music studies with piano lessons at the age of 4. At 9, he began playing in public with his father's band. He left home at 17 to join one of the UK's biggest dance hall Big Bands, but was fired for rehearsing in company time with his own group. He then formed the jazz fusion group Solaris with guitarist Jim Condie, and toured Scotland and the US. He was playing in pubs and clubs in Scotland when he saw an advertisement for keyboard players in the music newspaper Melody Maker, which turned out to be from the progressive rock band Jethro Tull.[2]

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