MP3 Pete Lashley - Slate
Subtle folky rock numbers, upbeat and catchy. "Influences are broad and this album has been created with a real passion for music and for the listener to enjoy. Enjoy it I did and I''ve played it non-stop."
Steve Barber, UK Music Critic
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, FOLK: Folk Blues
Pete Lashley is a prolific singer/songwriter and virtuoso guitarist who has, in the last 4 years, released 5 superb original albums and played over 400 gigs. Venues have included Cardiff’s Millennium Centre, Liverpool’s Cavern Club and London’s 12 Bar. BBC 6 Music has described his songs recently as ‘truly excellent’. Cardiff born, and now living in Cumbria, Pete’s songs have a timeless quality that reflect the eternal beauty of the northern county’s jagged peaks and lakes. His soaring vocals and rhythmical guitar work are really not to be missed!!
Press Reviews For ‘Slate’
“Excellent songs.” Mark Sheldon BBC 6 Music
“I’m very taken with this album.” Rob Ellen, Medicine Music
“Pete Lashley sent his album in to us to listen to and I was very impressed. I thought these songs would appeal to a broad audience. I’d certainly love to hear these songs on the radio.”
Keith Marnoch, Cooking Vinyl Record label
“If your record collection contains anything from David Gray, Damien Rice or Crowded House then Slate is a CD you will play constantly in the car, or on the beach. Subtle folky rock numbers such as Down On The Avenue or Bye Bye Bye and Parochial Blues are upbeat and catchy. Crossroads reminds me a little of Paul Simon''s Me and Julio Down by the School Yard - only slower. The best track in my opinion is the melodic Staring Back At A Blank Screen Of Love while Six Months ‘Til The Longest Day and Lakonikos Lament require a nice bottle of red, several candles and a sofa partner. This album has been created with a real passion for music and for the listener to enjoy. Enjoy I did and I''ve played it non-stop”.
Steve Barber, The Westmorland Gazette
“Pete Lashley has a rich, easy-to-listen voice which sent me drifting away to thoughts of lazy summer days. As on ‘Gravel’, certain songs on ‘Slate’ earn Pete comparison with Neil Finn – particularly ‘Medal’. There is also a definite Deep South bluesy influence this time. Lyrically, Pete refuses to tackle the obvious and mundane, instead preferring to be refreshingly innovative. This is a very impressive album”.
Sharon Lambert, Lancaster Visitor