Welcome to Pete Wray’s web site. UPDATED 2020
I am a Lincoln based guitarist specialising in fingerstyle acoustic music.
I am usually accompanied by Helen who sings and adds percussion. We are constantly on the lookout for new material and our style is maturing with age! We are looking forward to more performances, so please contact us if you enjoy the music on this site and would like us to play at your venue. We welcome enquiries. [If/when normal times resume.]
We have a love of old blues, ragtime and contemporary music but play various styles. A lot of music has some “blues connection” and if it doesn’t we play it if we like it!
The music is based on finger style acoustic guitar and is developing all the time. Some flat picking tunes are now included.
Over the years Helen and I have been lucky enough to play support for a number of our Folk Heroes including:- John Renbourn, Vin Garbutt, Steve Tilston, Johnny Dickinson, Geoff Muldaur and Mary Flower.
For the last few years we have been playing regular lunchtime sessions in Lincoln to raise money for good causes. We played one session a month at Lincoln Drill Hall and occasional sessions at The Collection Café in Lincoln. We have raised £3629.74 (as at 2020) which has been divided between a number of important charities, both national and local. Our thanks go to all those who have donated. Sadly the Drill Hall has now closed and the Collection do not support lunchtime musical performances.
I have also run a free guitar workshop at the Drill Hall. These sessions were intended for acoustic players of all abilities. There is now a Workshop Video page. This will give access to slow versions of some of the songs we worked on at the workshop. Please email me for more details if you are interested.
I do hope we will see you again.
You can contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org