Its been a long journey from being a founder member of 80’s pop band Dexys Midnight Runners and playing and writing songs on their celebrated debut album ‘Searching for the Young Soul Rebels’ to London’s hot new Burlesque and Cabaret scene. His life took a variety of ups and downs, playing with all sorts from the Damned, an album with Carmel to the Jive Aces. From stadiums in South Africa with Rodriguez to Berlin squats with Serious Drinking, Pete Saunders has done a lot of playing and a lot of living and you can hear it in his singing .
He has an unmistakable style bluesy with hints of Tom Waits and Dr John. Soulful gritty singing both original material some timeless classics and some unexpected covers.
Pete created the Blues and Burlesque show at Volupte and formed a regular team with Vicious Delicious and Bouncy Hunter. They provided the core of a weekly variety live music show which featured some of the cream of London’s cabaret scene and they took to Edinburgh in 2012 with spectacular success.
Pete also plays and MC’s for many of the stars of the new Cabaret scene including Ivy Paige, Polly Rae, Holly Penfield and Lady Beau Peep. On Sunday nights he can be found hosting the Cellar Door Aldwych, piano lounge night .On other occasions he plays with his own Voodoo blues outfit the New Originals and does works with the Silk Street Jazz Band.