Singer songwriter Pete Cummins has been playing music since 1964 when he formed his first beat group The Circle with school friends.
In 1968 He joined Granny’s Intentions, the Limerick band who were really successful in Ireland and had along with Rory Gallagher were the first of the Irish beat groups to secure an international recording deal with Deram Records.
The band re-located to London and recorded Honest Injun with the 16 year old Gary Moore on guitar, who was making his recording debut.
Pete later joined up with superstar folk singer Donovan and put an Irish band together for him, which included Philip Donnelly on guitar.
In 1985 together with Johnny Moynihan and Frankie Lane, they formed the legendary Fleadh Cowboys who were phenomenally successful during the eighties and nineties, and recorded two albums, High Ace to Heaven and, Time of your Life.
Guests on their legendary Midnight at the Olympia series included The Waterboys, Joe Ely, Roger McGough, Hothouse Flowers, Ronnie Drew Nanci Griffith, and many more…..
Pete has recorded and played with Nanci Griffith with whom he won a Grammy award, Townes Van Zandt, The Chieftains, Ronnie Drew, toured with The Pogues, Emmylou Harris, and supported Bob Dylan , U2, and Tony Joe White.
Pete released two albums with the Fleadh Cowboys and two solo albums The Brilliant Architect and Crooked Highway which includes No Profanity under the Roof a song inspired with a night of drinking with Townes Van Zandt. His last release was Looking for the Magic a compilation double albums of his recordings in 2016.
He is now working with his band Something Wicked with Tommy Moore (Bass) Paul Mc Ateer (Drums) Trevor Knight (Keys)
specal guests Honer Heffernan & Ben Prevo
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