Pete Wareham

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Pete Wareham
Acoustic Ladyland @ Taylor Johns House, Coventry (3658288912).jpg
Wareham with Acoustic Ladyland, Taylor Johns House, Coventry, England
Background information
Genres Jazz, avant-garde
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Tenor and baritone saxophone
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear, Melt Yourself Down
Website F-IRE - Pete Wareham

Pete Wareham is a British saxophonist known for his group Acoustic Ladyland and Seb Rochford's Polar Bear. He is a member of the London-based jazz collective F-IRE.


Wareham graduated from Leeds College of Music in 1997 and later continued to pursue post graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Wareham played tenor and baritone saxophone in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra during 1997–1999. His continued success as a saxophonist lead to many notable performances, including appearances at New York's Blue Note Club, London's Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and a support slot for Roy Ayers in 2004.[1]

Wareham formed Acoustic Ladyland in 2001. The band was originally intended, as the name suggests, to be an acoustic improv band reinterpreting the music of Jimi Hendrix. They became a distinctive group of improvisers with a contemporary rock and roll attitude. Acoustic Ladyland won the BBC Jazz Award Best Band 2005 and were also nominated for Best Album.[2] In July 2011, Wareham announced the band's final performance before re-forming with the same members under the new name Silver Birch.[3]


With Acoustic Ladyland
  • Camouflage, Babel Label, 2004, BDV2449
  • Last Chance Disco, Babel Label, 2005, BDV2555
  • Skinny Grin, V2, 2006, VVR1043688
  • Living With A Tiger, Strong & Wrong, 2009, SAW0001
With Polar Bear
With Melt Yourself Down


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