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Pete Trewavas onstage with Marillion at 2009 Montreal weekend festival.
|Born||15 January 1959|
|Origin||Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Art rock/progressive rock|
|Instruments||Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals, piano|
|Labels||Racket Records / Random Disturbance Records|
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Peter Trewavas (born 15 January 1959, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England) is an English musician. He joined Marillion in 1982, taking over the role of bassist, from Diz Minnitt, while acting occasionally as a backing vocalist and acoustic guitarist.
Although he was born in Middlesbrough, Trewavas spent much of his childhood in the Buckinghamshire town of Aylesbury. It was in Aylesbury that he became involved in several bands, having most success with The Metros, before taking up his long term role in Marillion.
Although still a full member of Marillion, in recent years, Trewavas has also become a member of the progressive rock supergroup, Transatlantic. In 2004, Trewavas co-founded another group called Kino, with John Mitchell (Arena), John Beck (It Bites) and Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree).
In 2011, Pete Trewavas joined up with his longtime friend Eric Blackwood to form the duo Edison's Children. The new project was designed to be a creative outlet for Pete Trewavas (who has traditionally recorded in a "band" or "group" format on bass and acoustic guitar), in which he could also play lead guitar, lead vocals, drum programming and keyboards as well as have full creative control over the writing and producing of the record with. The 72 minute concept album "In The Last Waking Moments..." about a man fighting to understand if a recent bizarre happening was reality or a decent into madness, was released on 11.11.11.
The Edison's Children project would result in the release of the single "A Million Miles Away (I Wish I Had A Time Machine)". The song debuted on American Commercial Radio in June 2012 and by September it had reached the FMQB U.S. Commercial Radio Top 40 where it remained for 3 weeks (and stayed in the top 100 for 18 weeks) peaking at #38.
On 17 September 2012 during a Marillion concert at The Junction in Cambridge, Steve Hogarth announced that Pete was now called "Sweet Pea Tremendous" as it was the result of putting Pete's name into an anagram solver. This new nickname was accepted by the crowd and stuck for the remainder of the night.
Trewavas has also appeared in Prog Aid, the charity project set up to raise money for victims of the 2004 tsunami.
Though primarily a bassist, Trewavas has been known to write keyboard parts during his time with Transatlantic, and has played acoustic guitar on Marillion songs, particularly "Faith" and "Now She'll Never Know".
Pete Trewavas uses:
- Laney Amplification and Ibanez Bass Guitars
- Laney B2 power amp & cabinets
- Laney RWB300 Combo
- Ibanez RDB Bass
- Fender Precision Bass
- Fender Jazz Bass
- Squier Precision Bass
- Squier Jazz Bass
- Rickenbacker 12-string + Bass Double-neck guitar
- Elites stadium series 45-105 strings
- TC Electronic D-Two multi-tap rhythm delay processor
- Various Boss effects pedals: Delay, EQ, Chorus, Distortion, Octaver
- Sennheiser wireless system
- Roland PD5 Bass Pedals Controller
- Pete Trewavas' homepage at Marillion.com
- Kino official homepage