Pete Turland at The 2016 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival
Pete Turland moved to Canada from Northampton, England, in 1989 at the request of Roy Williams (Nervous Records) to record with the Canadian rockabilly band the Nervous Fellas. Since then, Pete has established himself as one of the top bass players in Canada, having been named the Best Bass player 4 times by Real Blues Magazine. He’s been the founding member of some of Canada’s more recognized blues bands: The Twisters, Harp Dog Brown & the Bloodhounds and also toured around the world as a member of Ray Condo & the Ricochets, until Ray’s untimely death in May of 2004. Pete is currently an active member of Cousin Harley – one of Canada’s premier rockabilly/ western swing bands as well as his own The Pete Turland Band. Pete has performed at pretty much every major Folk and Blues festival in Canada as well as the Hemsby Rock & Roll Weekender (England), Viva Las Vegas (USA), Calella (Spain), Mirande (France), the Lincoln Center (New York), the Hollywood Palladium, and on the CBS Good Morning show.
When Pete plays the bass, the audience pays attention! His unique style is often copied by up and coming bass players who revere his talent. His animated playing and interaction with the other musicians makes him a much sought after player. He is an accomplished front man and band leader who is highly respected by his peers.
We are aalways so pleased to have him back at our festival. Visit Brian Zahorodniuk’s photo gallery for pictures of Turland and his band at our 2014 Beaumont Blues Festival.
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