Peter Salisbury

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Peter Salisbury
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On stage with The Verve in Madrid, 2008.
Background information
Birth name Peter Anthony Sailsbury
Born (1971-09-24) 24 September 1971 (age 45)
Bath, Somerset, England
Genres Alternative rock
Psychedelic rock
Instruments Drums
Years active 1989 – present
Labels Hut
Associated acts The Verve
Richard Ashcroft
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Charlatans

Peter Anthony Salisbury (born 24 September 1971 in Bath, Somerset) is an English rock drummer, best known as the drummer for The Verve, whom he co-founded in 1989.

Personal life[edit]

Salisbury currently resides in Buxworth, Derbyshire with his wife Pam, sons Ben and Isaac, and step son Joe. He has also recently adopted another son called Al Hurd.

The Verve[edit]

The Verve reunited in June, 2007 for a new tour and a future album. Pete is believed to have been the one behind getting the ball rolling in terms of reuniting the band. After Ashcroft learned that Salisbury, was in contact with the former guitarist, Nick McCabe, over a possible side project, Ashcroft used this as an excuse to call McCabe. Ashcroft made peace with him and bassist Simon Jones and the band reformed. In a band interview with the NME in 2007, Salisbury mentioned that the problems between them weren't that bad in the first place.[1]

Other musical projects[edit]

After the band's demise in 1999, Salisbury played with various bands including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. He filled in on a UK/EU tour in 2002 when their original drummer Nick Jago could not get a working visa[citation needed] for BRMC's British gigs. Salisbury owns and runs a drum shop, "Drummin", in Stockport, England. He played drums on the first three of Richard Ashcroft's solo albums and this was his most notable musical contribution away from The Verve. In October 2010, he played drums on The Charlatans UK tour while their regular drummer Jon Brookes was undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.[2] Brookes died in late 2012, and Salisbury has continued to work as The Charlatans drummer since then, though he has not been made a full member of the band. As of 2013, Salisbury has continued to support Richard Ashcroft's live performances.


  1. ^ "Jon Brookes will rejoin us for Hogmanay gig after beating cancer, says The Charlatans' Tim Burgess". The Daily Record. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Charlatans soldier on at gig". The Sun. UK. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2011.