Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
GP: I am an indie artist, but I would class my music as Punk Britpop!
PD: Tell us a brief history of yourself.
GP: I have been on my solo journey into the musical world for around 2/3 years now. I First knew I was onto something when I wrote my first single (Years from now), it felt like I had something to say that people would understand!
It has spiralled into a colourful and chaotic journey from there.
I have played all over the Uk from the Cluny in Newcastle to the Cavern Club in Liverpool and I am just getting started!
I have played 5 gigs a week – slept on park benches, slept on people’s floors and put everything into my music and gigs and now I am starting to get onto the bigger stages, I plan to keep pushing that passion to the limit and pour it through every mic I get in front of!
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
GP: Biggest Musical influences would be oasis and Green Day and I think that 100% Shows in my tunes.
Outside of music, It would have to be my dad, He came from really humble beginnings, went into the royal marines and achieved what he always dreamed of becoming. That has always been my biggest inspiration.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
GP: I want to enjoy every minute of what I am doing no matter what it is. Musically I want a record deal and I want to be in a position where my music means something to every single person who hears it, to be remembered as one of the great songwriters and rock n rollers who captured the spirit and soul of his generation, big dreams man big big dreams.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
GP: I write everything for my songs bar the drums, my songs are always a reflection on my reality so they always come from a real place. they reflect my mentality, my surrounds, my upbringing. I touch on some real topics but there will always be a positive spin and message in there as that’s how I am.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
GP: I normally promote on my socials and on my website (www.gazprice.com)
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
GP: That’s the world we live in now – it’s adapt or die. We may not get the money we would have in the ’90s but it’s not changing anytime soon so best get with the program haha! It’s all about the live shows now, you have to be a world-beater on that stage to earn you slot in the park man!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
GP: It would have to be live forever – it’s a pure embodiment of having a dream and wanting to achieve greatness.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
GP: Expensive pints and loud eaters
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
GP: Releasing new songs – there really is no better feeling man!
When someone you don’t know tells you your music took them back to a time in their life and made them feel something. That is what art is to me, something that makes people feel. Thats when I feel the proudest of my music!
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
GP: I am actually back in the studio recording my next song, its called chase the sun! It’s a real ballad anthem and I can’t wait to get it out there!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
GP: I have 2 big new singles from this year called The muskerz are coming and Underclass heart and they are available across all streaming services. You can also catch them on my website gazprice.com!!