Pete Agnew onstage with Nazareth (2014)
|Birth name||Peter Agnew|
14 September 1946|
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, pop rock, rock and roll|
|Instruments||Bassist, rhythm guitar, Vocals|
Pete Agnew (born 14 September 1946) is the Scottish bassist and vocalist with the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, he is the last founding member still performing with the band, which released its first album Nazareth in 1971.
Agnew formed a rock combo called the Shadettes in 1961, performing for eight years as the band's rhythm guitarist. In 1969 the band needed a new bassist. He once quipped, "I never even wanted to play the bass (laughter). The only reason why I started playing the bass was because there was nobody in Dunfermline who could do it (laughter)." The band became known as Nazareth in 1970.