Hey folks, thanks for dropping by.
So looks like things are getting back to some form of normal, which is great! Live gigs have been well supported by both patrons and venues.
There are a few shows happening over the cooler months here in Tassy. Please scroll down to find gigs near you
I have been busy putting together a Podcast - Say It With Guitars - where I sit down and chats 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.
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:
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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
Pete Cornelius Band will perform at the 30th Anniversary of the Wynyard Tulip Festival alongside The Sheyana Band, Halfway to Forth, Clinton Hutton & Amy Pegg and Chris O.
Bothwell, Bothwell TAS
Pete Cornelius band will perform for the Bothwell 200 year celebration. More details to follow
A Festival Called George is a Craft Beer, spirits, food and music festival. Held in sunny St Helens on the 15th October 2022 A Festival Called George is a festival celebrating beer, spirits, food and music. Held in the centre of St Helens, the festival crew will be transforming the Car Park next to Raida Restaraunt into an inviting place to chill out, try some unique beers, delicious Tasmanian spirits, fantastic food and listen to some awesome Tasmanian music. We encourage our guests to make a weekend of it and stay in St Helens or on the East Coast somewhere. We are lucky enough to partner with Panorama Hotel and the Big 4 St Helens Caravan Park to provide accomodation options for our festival goers. Please support our Festival Partners by using the following codes when booking your accomodation. For Big 4 St Helens use the code "Festival" For Panorama Hotel use the code "George" and recieve a 5% discount!!! for more information about the festival head to https://georgefest.beer Gravity Isle will be running a shuttle service from Scamander to St Helens via Beaumaris return for $25 per person plus booking fee. You can add on a shuttle ticket at checkout.
The Riverbend Sessions; a night of storytelling and music! Join us on October 22nd at the historic Pilgrim Church in Paterson St, Launceston for a blend of music and memories, reminiscent of an old-time front porch storytelling session. You'll be taken on a trip through the careers of two of Tasmania's best guitarists;
“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.
Ain't No Good 3:490:00/3:49
Promised Land 3:050:00/3:05
Doing Me Good 4:540:00/4:54
I'm Coming Home 4:520:00/4:52
I Wanna' Know 2:580:00/2:58
Come On 3:560:00/3:56
Rolling Wheels 3:300:00/3:30
Marry You 4:200:00/4:20
After The Flood 4:160:00/4:16
Shack Song 4:070:00/4:07
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
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.
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.