Singer/songwriter, Pete Atkin is well known for his 1970’s musical collaborations with Clive James and for producing the BBC Radio 4 series, This Sceptered Isle. He began writing songs with Clive James when they were both part of the Cambridge Footlights in the late 1960s — by any standards an exciting time to be involved in music. Clive and Pete found that they shared a love of the energy of contemporary pop and rock and roll combined with a regard for the achievements of the great Tin Pan Alley songwriters — Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Johnny Mercer, et al — and they saw no reason why these traditions should not be brought together, no reason why the words shouldn’t matter as much as the music, no reason their songs’ subject matter should be limited to arms and charms and moon and June.
The result was the beginning of a large catalogue of remarkable songs which found a growing audience through the half dozen albums Pete went on to make in the 1970s, plus many appearances on John Peel’s legendary Radio 1 show, and live gigs at universities and folk clubs all over the country.
Many new songs and new recordings have followed over the years and many journeys and performances and we are delighted that he is coming to Eyemouth for what promises to be a real treat of a concert at the end of June.