We’re delighted to welcome Pete Turner of Elbow as our first Brewery Arts Ambassador
Published 8 October 2021
Pete Turner, renowned musician and recording artist, joins us at a special time as we gear up for our 50th anniversary in 2022. Our theme for next year is Future Creatives and we’ll be bringing you more activities that put young people in Kendal at the heart of our work. Pete will be joining us to help us grow community-driven music events in Kendal, collaborating with us and young, local creatives on gigs, club nights and talent development schemes.
Future Creatives: Open Session – 20 October 2021
The first event to feature Pete in conversation is a free drop-in social event for people aged 18-30 or anyone interested in finding out more about the music industry. At the event you’ll be able to hear from musicians and producers working locally and globally, and meet other budding musicians, DJs, venue managers, club night producers, performers and artists. Entry is free but places are limited.
About Pete Turner
Peter Turner is the bass player in Elbow, the globally successful band formed in Manchester 1997.
The band have released eight studio albums: Asleep in the Back (2001), Cast of Thousands (2003), Leaders of the Free World (2005), The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), Build a Rocket Boys! (2011), The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014), Little Fictions (2017), and Giants of All Sizes (2019). Their studio albums, as well as their B-sides compilation Dead in the Boot (2012), all reached the top 15 of the British album chart. Seven of their singles placed in the top 40 of the British singles chart. Their most recent album, Giants of All Sizes, was released on 11 October 2019, and a new album Flying Dream 1 is imminent.
In 2008, Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, and in 2009 they won the Brit Award for Best British Group. In 2012, they released “First Steps”, the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics.
In September and October 2021 they performed across the UK in their first tour since the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020.