Pete Boynton aka suitepete
Pete sings lead and harmony vocals and plays- piano, organ, synthesizers, acoustic guitar, melodion, accordion, harmonica, bass guitar, and drums
Short Bio 2019
I think the most famous person that I’ve played music with, is Bo Diddley. Bo was a great and funny guy, a Deputy Sheriff in New Mexico. At that time, I was playing with a band called Red Rider, which also became fairly famous when we added Tom Cochrane to the band. Tom and the band had a few international hits including Lunatic Fringe a #1, AOR song in the USA at the time. After that I went and played and recorded with Alfie Zappacosta, who is at least, one of the greatest musicians I’ve ever played with. Alfie is well known in Canada and somewhat around the world.
Around that time, I was hired to produce a demo for the Partland Brothers. It helped to get them their record deal with Capitol Records. That kind of gave me the bug for producing, and I’ve produced a ton of people that you’ve never heard of. Burgundy Rose sold more than 1,000 indie CD’s and I was the main singer for that band. I learned a lot about music, playing with the Ruanne’s House Band in the 1990’s. That band lasted 3 ½ years, playing every Sunday. I did a pilot for a TV show with a band called Blue Barrie Jam. It made the band famous in Barrie, where I live now. Oh yeah, I do have current Youtube videos and Spotify tracks under the name of suitepete. Cheers