Upright Bass

On bass at INTOBodmin in a duo with Matt Johns on keys, Jan 2019.

As well as the saxophone, I play upright bass and gig regularly as a jazz bassist.

I first took up the instrument with the aim of playing with a classical orchestra and I joined the double bass section of the excellent Devon Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly EMG Symphony Orchestra) in 2013. I have continued to play with them on and off since.

Recently I have concentrated on playing jazz bass and have gigged with many excellent Southwest musicians. Occasionally, I play both saxophone and bass on the same gig and particularly enjoy doing so in a duo setting.  These duo gigs have included performances at Calstock Arts, Ashburton Arts, Bridport Arts and INTOBodmin. I have a duo gig with pianist Tom Ball coming up at the Bowling Green in Exeter in November.

I play bass with South West City Swing a good time jazz band led by singer & sax player Miles Davis. Here’s a couple of demo clips of the band. The tracks feature Miles Davis (vocals & sax), Andy Stark (trumpet), Peter Tamblyn (keys), Matt Evans (drums), Pete Canter (double bass).

If you would like to book this band, please call Miles Davis on 07760 668858.  See https://www.facebook.com/SouthWestCitySwing 


Kyle Norgate guitar & Pete Canter bass, Butterleigh Inn Sept 2017


House Trio at Red Pendulum Jazz January 2019. Peter Tamblyn keys, Pete Canter bass, Matt Evans drums.


Pete with Finnish bassist Teppo Hauta-aha shortly after playing Pete’s original composition Koivu ja Kataja. Photo courtesy of Katrien Bos
EMG Symphony Orchestra in concert The Great Hall, University of Exeter Nov 2014. Photo courtesy of Nigel Cheffers-Heard & Paula Fernley