Double Bass

Pete has been playing double bass since 2013. He originally took up the instrument with the aim of playing with a classical orchestra and he joined the double bass section of the excellent EMG Symphony Orchestra later that same year. Pete took lessons in classical playing with David Heyes, Michael Allnatt and Yuri Golubev and continued to play with the orchestra up until 2016 when he decided to concentrate instead on playing jazz. He has since gone on to play a number of duo gigs with excellent young jazz guitarist Kyle Norgate and with multi-instrumentalist Marius Rudnick. Pete uses the double bass extensively in his composing process and is currently writing music for his new band Trio Four-Three in which he will share double bass duties with cellist Lucy Welsman.



Kyle Norgate guitar & Pete Canter double bass, Butterleigh Inn Sept 2017
Pete with Finnish double bassist Teppo Hauta-aha shortly after playing Pete’s original composition Koivu ja Kataja. Photo courtesy of Katrien Bos


EMG double bass section in rehearsal






EMG Symphony Orchestra in concert The Great Hall, University of Exeter Nov 2014. Photo courtesy of Nigel Cheffers-Heard & Paula Fernley