Pete Allan Collective

Pete Allan Collective (QLD)

Friday 8th September, 9pm. Free Entry

Sometimes you can just tell the artists that grew up on the coast. Their music and their lyrics all seem to reflect the smoothness of the sea breeze, or the relaxed pace of coastal life, transporting the listener from wherever they are to wherever they would rather be. This capability is the heart and soul of Pete Allan's latest EP 'Ripples'. A native of the Sunshine Coast hub of Noosa, Pete's blend of effortlessly cool vocals and hypnotic, swaying rhythms are the musical epitome of the paradise he grew up in.

Following on from upbeat first taster 'Lost and Found', moving new single 'Hurdles' continues to highlight Pete's gifted trademark storytelling. "Hurdles is a message of inspiration drawn from the actions of those unrecognised heroes in our lives." says Pete. "These actions remind us to never give up on our dreams and goals."

Play 'Hurdles' video (directed by award winning film makers Why Not? Films)

Perfectly described by Sea FM for his "smooth Sunday arvo feel", Pete Allan's music matches his lifestyle – a blend of coastal warmth and down-to-earth honesty. This meeting of music and ocean is not a new thing for Pete (who has seen several of his songs end up on surf films) but it has in recent years taken a very literal twist. As seen in Pete's Summertime clip, he has taken to riding guitars like they are bodyboards, gaining the attention of GoPro and Inertia surf magazine as well as delighting the internet. Pete Allan, it would seem, is the embodiment of an entirely new definition of surf music.

But it is his work on-shore, as an artist, that defines him. Capturing one of the most beloved aspects of Australian life, Pete creates music that represents the vastness of coastal culture on a continent girt by sea. Now jumping between the dynamic of performing solo and with his band the Pete Allan Collective (debuting at the Caloundra Music Festival), 'Ripples' will see Pete Allan continue to win over new fans all around the country.

"Tightly packed with good vibes." Dave Ruby Howe - triple j Unearthed