Award-winning musician Pete Lockett is one of the most versatile and prolific percussionists in the World. His percussive skills cover percussion from every corner of the globe and he has worked with Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Dido, Bill Bruford, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Jeff Beck, The Verve, Texas, Primal Scream, Damien Rice, Jarvis Cocker, Craig Armstrong, and many more! Pete arranged and recorded all the ethnic percussion for five 007 Bond films and many other Hollywood blockbusters. He has released more than twenty CDs under his own name. He also released a best selling percussion app for iDevices - DrumJam. He also released his first full-length novel A Survivors Guide To Eternity in 2014.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceMy first ever solo performance was at the royal festival hall as part of the Rhythm Sticks festival in the late 80s. That was a whole new world for me, a packed audience and a whole new path to travel.
What Drives Your Creativity?Actually, this is the other way around. Creativity, as a force, drives me. We are just the messengers, NOT the message. We will pass away and creativity will continue to flourish as a life force. I feel blessed to give myself over to its energy.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?To me, VIC FIRTH has always been the industry leader. The quality and consistency of the product is unparalelled and the philosophy of the company is pure to the heart. Right from the days when Vic kept on the few people at his new factory and decided to get them to make pepper mills because all the drum stick related jobs were taken. This level of caring and detail seeps right through the company.