Pete Byrne

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Pete Byrne
Pete Byrne of Naked Eyes.JPG
Byrne in 2011.
Background information
Born (1954-06-09) 9 June 1954 (age 64)
Bath, Somerset, England
Genres New wave, synthpop
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Naked Eyes, Neon

Pete Byrne (born June 9, 1954) is a Los Angeles, United States based English recording artist, and lead singer for the pop/new wave duo Naked Eyes, during the earlier years of the 1980s.[1] They are well known for their cover version of "Always Something There to Remind Me". They achieved further hits also writing their own songs, including "Promises Promises" which also made it to the higher reaches of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 record chart.

Byrne's music partner Rob Fisher later became a part of Climie Fisher, alongside another singer, Simon Climie. Fisher died in 1999, following surgery. Both friends were formerly a part of the short-lived group Neon, with Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears fame.

Byrne is also known for an electronica recording of The Rolling Stones' track, "Paint It Black". He also wrote "I Am the Cute One"[2] for the Olsen twins' video, "Our First Video".

Byrne released a solo album The Real Illusion in 2001, which featured some of the last tracks he wrote with Fisher for a proposed third Naked Eyes album. In 2005, Byrne reformed Naked Eyes and released Fumbling with the Covers (2007) an album of acoustic hits, including reworkings of the band's "Promises, Promises", "When the Lights Go Out" and "Always Something There to Remind Me". Naked Eyes also performed on a US Summer Tour along with Belinda Carlisle, ABC and The Human League.

Currently, Byrne is completing a new Naked Eyes studio album.


Solo albums[edit]

  • The Real Illusion (2001)
  • Fumbling with the Covers (2007) (as Naked Eyes)

with Neon[edit]

  • "Making Waves" / "Me I See In You" (1980)
  • "Communication Without Sound" (1981)

with Naked Eyes[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tully, Jonathan (9 July 2009). "Naked Eyes' Byrne keeps his promises, promises with great show". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
  2. ^ "A chat with Pete Byrne :

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