Groove – Episode #89: Pete Trewavas
This year, Pete Trewavas celebrates his 40th anniversary as the bass player for famed prog-rock Gods, Marillion. And, while there will be plenty of opportunities for him to celebrate with the famed British rock band that formed in 1979 (but he joined in 1982, replacing Dis Minnitt), he is currently on the road with progressive rock supergroup, Transatlantic, which features Neal Morse (ex–Spock’s Beard), Roine Stolt (Kaipa, the Flower Kings), and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater).
And, that’s not all. In 2004, Pete co-founded another group, Kino, with John Mitchell (Arena), John Beck (It Bites), and Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree).
If that weren’t enough, in 2011 Trewavas joined up with his longtime friend Eric Blackwood to form the duo Edison’s Children. The new project was designed to be a creative outlet for Pete Trewavas (who has traditionally recorded in a band focused solely on bass and acoustic guitar), in which he could also play lead guitar, lead vocals, drum programming, and keyboards as well as have full creative control over the writing and producing.
The timing of Pete joining Marillion could not have been better. Marillion’s third album, Misplaced Childhood, in 1985 featured the massive hit “Kayleigh”. The band has always been focused on their fanbase, which has made them pioneers in crowd-funding and running weekend-long, convention-like gatherings, cruises, and the recent release of their new studio album, An Hour Before It’s Dark.
Enjoy the conversation…