Hey folks, thanks for dropping by.
Its been a great year of shows so far and I'm currently spending some time in the studio with award winning producer Matt Fell for an upcoming release. Very exciting…

I have released my new single “Devil In The Company Car” on Friday 19th April. The film clip will be released Friday 3rd May. Check it out on my youtube channel and your favorite streaming provider!

I have also been busy producing a Podcast - Say It With Guitars - where I sit down and chat with some of Australia's finest guitar pickers, songwriters, producers, collectors and makers. 
Join us for some in depth conversations that dig beneath the surface and crack into the lives and minds of these wonderful creatives.
https://petecornelius.com/say-it-with-guitars-the-podcast

I'm excited to bring you the Lockdown Lowdown album we put together during the peak of Covid here in Tasmania. 
You can download or stream it here: 
Facebook    YouTube    Spotify    BandCamp    iTunes
Or purchase yourself a copy either on CD or Vinyl from Avenue Records in Launceston, instore or online.

 Anyways, please take care and hope to catch you at a live gig soon

 Cheers, Pete

T Shirts & Hoodies!

I now have an online store where you can purchase T-Shirts, Hoodies and Coolers.
This is a Print On Demand setup. The turnover is very quick and very reasonably priced.
 

Please check it out! www.petecornelius.theprintbar.com/

 

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Hey! I'm now selling some groovy little stickers inspired by the film clip for Devil In The Company Car. Artwork by Rick Chesshire.

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SHOWS!

Jun19

Pete Cornelius @ The Royal Oak Hotel

The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston

An intimate, public bar performance from Pete playing a mix of his songs and some of his favourite covers.

Jul7

Pete Cornelius @ St Marys Hotel

St Marys Hotel, Saint Marys

Pete Cornelius will be performing a couple solo acoustic sets at his local pub, The Historic St Marys Hotel. 3-5pm and free entry!

Jul19

Pete Cornelius @ Lot 40

Lot 40, Derby

Pete Cornelius will be performing a few acoustic sets of original blues & roots at Lot 40 in Derby.

Songs from solitude, the lockdown lowdown

2020Bluestasmania CD & LP

 "Songs from solitude, The Lockdown Lowdown" featuring some of Tasmania's finest talent.
Feature Artists involved are Claire Anne Taylor, Billy Whitton, Dudley Billing, Halfway To Forth and myself.
We also managed to pull together a band of champs, Beau Thomas, Hamish Houston, Randal Muir and Dave Wilson. Recorded by Jed Picket and filmed by Simon Holmes (Big Shed Studio) and mastered by King William Bowden.
We launched the album around Tasmania in JUNE 2021. 

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Songs from solitude, The Lockdown Lowdown is a compilation album of songs written by Tasmanian Artists in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and subsequent shutdown of the live music industry in Tasmania. This song was written and performed by Claire Anne Taylor. The project is the brain-child of Pete Cornelius, who assembled the artists,

Songs from solitude, The Lockdown Lowdown is a compilation album of songs written by Tasmanian Artists in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and subsequent shutdown of the live music industry in Tasmania. This song was written and performed by Claire Anne Taylor. The project is the brain-child of Pete Cornelius, who assembled the artists, co-wrote and arranged the songs and recorded the music. All of the artists, musicians, engineers and videographer are Tasmanian and the music was recorded in the St Marys District School's Performing Arts Centre in St Marys, Tasmania in October 2020. This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. credits released December 10, 2020

Guest Artists: Halfway to Forth (Dan & Kyle Lizotte) Claire Anne Taylor Dudley Billing Billy Whitton Pete Cornelius

The Band: Pete Cornelius - Guitars, Background Vocals, Percussion, Organ & Piano Beau Thomas - Drums, Background Vocals Hamish Houston - Upright & Electric Bass Dave Wilson - Guitars Randal Muir - Organ, Upright & Electric Piano Cho Billing, Claire Anne Taylor, Dan Lizotte, Dudley Billing - Background Vocals

Produced by Pete Cornelius Recorded by Jed Pickett @ St Marys District School, October 2020 Mixed by Pete Cornelius @ Elephant Room Studio Mastered by William Bowden Photos by Simon Holmes - Big Shed Studio

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Lock-down Low-down - Songs From Solitude: Vinyl
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Songs from solitude, The Lockdown Lowdown is a compilation album of songs written by Tasmanian Artists in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and subsequent shutdown of the live music industry in Tasmania. This song was written and performed by Claire Anne Taylor. The project is the brain-child of Pete Cornelius, who assembled the artists,

Songs from solitude, The Lockdown Lowdown is a compilation album of songs written by Tasmanian Artists in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and subsequent shutdown of the live music industry in Tasmania. This song was written and performed by Claire Anne Taylor. The project is the brain-child of Pete Cornelius, who assembled the artists, co-wrote and arranged the songs and recorded the music. All of the artists, musicians, engineers and videographer are Tasmanian and the music was recorded in the St Marys District School's Performing Arts Centre in St Marys, Tasmania in October 2020. This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. credits released December 10, 2020

Guest Artists: Halfway to Forth (Dan & Kyle Lizotte) Claire Anne Taylor Dudley Billing Billy Whitton Pete Cornelius

The Band: Pete Cornelius - Guitars, Background Vocals, Percussion, Organ & Piano Beau Thomas - Drums, Background Vocals Hamish Houston - Upright & Electric Bass Dave Wilson - Guitars Randal Muir - Organ, Upright & Electric Piano Cho Billing, Claire Anne Taylor, Dan Lizotte, Dudley Billing - Background Vocals

Produced by Pete Cornelius Recorded by Jed Pickett @ St Marys District School, October 2020 Mixed by Pete Cornelius @ Elephant Room Studio Mastered by William Bowden Photos by Simon Holmes - Big Shed Studio

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Music

Devil In The Company Car

Pete Cornelius Band

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“Devil In The Company Car” is a fictional story about ‘Jimmy Brown’ who spends his entire life working for the man who enjoys the corporate challenges and lifestyle. Until one day he cracks and looses it all going wild!

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Tumbleweed

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Tumbleweed is a guitar driven blues rock album with big sounds and bigger songs. Musicians: Pete Cornelius, Henry Nichols, Randal Muir, Jane McArthur, Carmel Claxton, Ian Collard, Kelly Ottaway.

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Doing Me Good

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“Doing Me Good” is the 2019 release from the Pete Cornelius Band. Recorded live to tape at Pete’s Elephant Room Studio in St Marys, Tasmania over a few sessions during the colder months of 2018. This album features all original material collected over the years since his triumphant 2013 album, “Groundswell”. The 11 songs have a deep feeling of

“Doing Me Good” is the 2019 release from the Pete Cornelius Band. Recorded live to tape at Pete’s Elephant Room Studio in St Marys, Tasmania over a few sessions during the colder months of 2018. This album features all original material collected over the years since his triumphant 2013 album, “Groundswell”. The 11 songs have a deep feeling of ease and contentment as Pete continues to find his flow, writing and performing.

“Doing Me Good” also features collaborations with some of Tasmania’s finest musicians, including Claire Anne Taylor, Ange Boxall, Danny Healy and Randal Muir.

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Groundswell

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Groundswell is a mix of Pete's original material and some tasty covers from some of Pete's favourite songwriters. Groundswell rocks and rolls with a strong New Orleans flavour. Musicians: Pete Cornelius, Henry Nichols, Simon Holmes, Randal Muir, Kelly Ottaway, Susannah Coleman Brown, Don Bates, Paul Williamson, Jeremy Williamson, Lila Meleisia

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so, who is pete cornelius?

Pete Cornelius has been a working musician since the age of 13. He continues to expand his repertoire and impress his audience with his toneful guitar and soulful vocals. Pete’s style is difficult to describe but is steeped in heartfelt blues, greasy funk & soul with Americana overtones.

His authentic sound and original songwriting is unique to Pete and does not disappoint. 

Pete’s skill is recognised internationally. He has a swag of awards and albums and maintains his status as one of Australia’s best guitarists. 

The Pete Cornelius Band is nothing less than world class.

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Previous events

Join us at the Boathouse Centre for another year of Riverbend Blues!

Riverbend Blues 2024 is a showcase of some of the best blues Tassie has on offer! Ranging from Americana, Folk/Blues, Soul, Funk, and driving Rockin’ Blues, there’s something for everyone. Click on the link to get your tickets to this fabulous event at the Boathouse Centre Launceston. Loads of parking onsite, great meals, table seating plus a dancefloor, fully licenced and friendly venue! Grab your tickets today!

https://www.iwannaticket.com.au/event/riverbend-blues-2024-MzA3Mjk

Spread over 3 days, Moruya Waterfront Hotel & Orphan Music Present the FOURTH Moruya Blues & Roots Festival! APRIL 12-14, 2024. 1 stage. All from $49.

LINEUP: 9-Twenty - Fri / Sat • • All The Fuss - Sun • • Claude Hay & The Kung Fu Mustard - Fri / Sat • • Hatz Fitz & Cara - Sat / Sun • • James Southwell Band - Sat • • Nathan Cavaleri - Fri / Sat • • Mac Tango - Sunday • • Pete Cornelius - Sat/Sunday • • Piper Butcher - Fri/Sat • • Smoke Stack Rhino - Fri/Sat • • Spindrift Saga - Fri • • Sunday Lemonade - Sat / Sun • • The Sunbears - Sun •

Spread over 3 days, Moruya Waterfront Hotel & Orphan Music Present the FOURTH Moruya Blues & Roots Festival! APRIL 12-14, 2024. 1 stage. All from $49.

LINEUP: 9-Twenty - Fri / Sat • • All The Fuss - Sun • • Claude Hay & The Kung Fu Mustard - Fri / Sat • • Hatz Fitz & Cara - Sat / Sun • • James Southwell Band - Sat • • Nathan Cavaleri - Fri / Sat • • Mac Tango - Sunday • • Pete Cornelius - Sat/Sunday • • Piper Butcher - Fri/Sat • • Smoke Stack Rhino - Fri/Sat • • Spindrift Saga - Fri • • Sunday Lemonade - Sat / Sun • • The Sunbears - Sun •

Come and join us at the Love It Music & Camping Festival, a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the love for music and the great outdoors! Get ready for an unforgettable weekend filled with incredible live performances, good vibes, and camping under the stars.

Mark your calendars for Fri Feb 23 2024 as we kick off the festivities at our beautiful location on Lovetts Flat Road, Sassafras, TAS 7307. Prepare to be immersed in the natural beauty of Tasmania while enjoying your favorite tunes.

Whether you're a music enthusiast, a camping lover, or simply looking for a fantastic time, this festival has something for everyone. With a diverse lineup of talented artists spanning various genres, there's bound to be music that will make you groove and sing along.

Take a break from the daily grind and escape to a world of music, relaxation, and camaraderie. Join us at Love It Music & Camping Festival for an experience you won't want to miss!

TS BACK🫵

Bigger than its 1st year........... Love it Music Camping & Festival is coming back in 2024.

We have an incredible lineup on offer for you all, Friday and Saturday night Rock it out to old school pub rock music thrown in with a bit of causal easy listening.

Our line-up for 2024 is huge, we are stoked with the amazing talent we have planned if you love Rock music then its time to come along for a great weekend🎶🎸🎹🎵

Friday 23rd from 4pm

Pete Cornelious

The HeartBeats

⛺Bring your swag, your tent even your camper, stay the night or the whole weekend, Camping is available for both nights.

Bar facilities, Food & Coffee on site for brekkie, lunch and tea on Saturday, and tea on Friday 🍻

Lovetts Flats in Summer is the place to be, get your friends and family together and come enjoy the cold booze, fresh food, the laughs the fun and of course the MUSIC.

Indulge your senses at the Tasmanian Wine Festival, a two-day celebration of the finest in Tasmanian wine, food, and live music, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on February 10 & 11.

🥂 Heaps of Tasmanian vineyards & winemakers 🧀 Plenty of great local feasting options 🎷 Live entertainment, both roaming and on the main stage 🌲 Set in the stunning backdrop of the Botanical Gardens 🍹 Craft beer, cider, spirits & non-alcoholic beverages for anyone's taste

We invite you to join us for a truly delightful day at Craigie Knowe on Sunday January 28th 2024 to enjoy Live music with the headline act being The Wolfe Brother. Set amidst the picturesque vineyard backdrop, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Prepare to be captivated by the wonderful tunes of four Acts, with the headline act being none other than The Wolfe Brothers. Support Acts are Ange Boxall with Pete Cornelius, The Pretty Things & The Shots. Their energetic performances are sure to get you on your feet and dancing to the rhythm. Tickets for this extraordinary event are priced at $65.00 per person and includes a glass of sparkling on arrival. Bus transfers from Swansea & Bicheno can be booked at the same time

The Beatles Show present 'The Greatest Hits'.

Having previously tackled the 'Revolver', 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Abbey Road' and 'Let It Be' albums in their entirety to sold-out crowds, Tasmania's renowned Beatles Show return with a Greatest Hits show - a carefully curated performance, taking in the most iconic songs of the Beatles.

While The Beatles recording career only lasted 7 years, they managed to release 13 studio albums and a total of 213 songs.

Delivering this authentic 3 hour Beatles experience is a truly great live band featuring; Tom Wolfe, Pete Cornelius, Jethro Pickett, Louisa Hogue, Beau Thomas, Joe Weller, and Scott Targett.

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the Forest Sports Centre!

Opening at 2pm with afternoon tea and history display, rolling into an evening with some of Tasmania's finest live musicians kicking off at 5pm. (Ticket holders only after 6pm, U/16's free)

Raccoon Dog. Pete Cornelius Band Dudley Billing & Friends Clinton Hutton

Food options from The Forest General Store food van from 5pm 'til late and on site camping available ($10 per night, payable at the bar)

Please note: BYO alcohol & campfires are strictly prohibited. DATE Saturday 13 January 2024 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM (UTC+11) LOCATION Forest Sports Centre 632 Backline Road, Forest Tasmania 7330

Claire Anne Taylor will be joined by her incredible band, as they present 'Giving it Away' the highly anticipated third studio album from the lauded Tasmanian songwriter. Recorded at MONA's Frying Pan Studios in Tasmania.

Claire Anne Taylor grew up in Tasmania's ancient Tarkine rainforest and was raised alongside her five siblings in a quaint bush home rich with creativity and music.

Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that capture both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience. Her music ranges from warm, mesmerising ballads to epic anthems. With vivid storytelling, colossal vocals and a powerfully captivating stage presence, her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary.

Claire and her band will be joined by Iconic Tasmanian guitar slingers Pete Cornelius Trio, it's Swing, Slide & Toe Tapping Rhythm & Blues at its best.

Doors open 7pm | Music 7.30pm

Tickets General Admission $30pp

Jan5

Good Gumnuts Festival is a family friendly, intimate music festival that will make you feel right at home. Our aim is to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that is respectful to all. With a wide range of music genres, food and activities, there is something for everyone.Our festival is a place to come together and celebrate the music, culture and lifestyle of our local community. We invite you to join us and soak up the good vibes.

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