Pete Wheeler, now aged, has been playing drums for 20 years. He got his first full-size kit aged 6, made his debut performance at the age of 7 and has been performing ever since. Predominantly self-taught, Pete is technically sophisticated and is constantly striving to improve his playing. He has rapidly become recognised as one of the top up and coming drummers in the South East and has performed across Europe as a session player and with various bands. Comfortable with virtually all styles, Pete is at home in the studio or on stage with almost any style of drumming. Being a multi instrumentalist helps to make Pete a very musical player, aware of the space and and feel within a song.
In March 2007, Pete Wheeler and Toby Starks formed the folk outfit, Wheeler Street. On just their second gig, they were signed by Playpen Management and Agency and from there have gone on to play with some of the biggest names in their genre. In 2008, the band released its first E.P., Complaints and Privileges, and performed at festivals across the UK including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and the Sidmouth Folk Festival.
In late 2008, Pete was back in the studio with Wheeler Street, recording their debut album, Roodumdah, produced by Jim Moray. This was released in March 2009 in conjunction with Wheeler Street’s first UK national tour. Over the summer of 2009, the band toured the festival circuit again, including a performance at Glastonbury.
Pete is fully endorsed by Mapex Drums.