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Pete Corrigan

Bass player to the jazz greats and leader of Pete Corrigan and the Band of Hope.


Interview by Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove.

Interview Text or Transcript

I’m from Plymouth, both Naval towns. Yes I first started on stage with my Dad actually when I was about 12 years old. But when I went for my first job, which was at Clarks’ Shoe factory, I met one or two musicians and people that loved Jazz and they said “Look, you’ve gotta go to this place called the Plymouth Arts Centre” which I did, and I met up with John Surman and Mike Westbrook, so they were the first guys I played with.

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