Featured Music in TV Shows:
"Bandstand in the Sky" - 3-7:Boy in the Time Capsule of Bones
"Bandstand in the Sky" - 3-7:Murder Sings the Blues of CSI:New York
"Just Another" - 1-20:Obscura of Smallville
"Just Another" - 1-15:Ruskie Business of Veronica Mars
"On Your Side" - 1-5:Cool of Smallville
"The Man" - 7-5:My Growing Pains of Scrubs
"Ice Age" - 4-9:Some You Give Away of One Tree Hill
"Ice Age" - 3-7:Murder Sings The Blues of CSI:New York
"Ice Age" - 1-3:Affairs of State of Brothers & Sisters
"EZ" - Pilot of One Tree Hill
Featured Music in Movies:
"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" - Just Like Heaven
"It Never Rains in Southern California" - Stuck on You
"Strange Condition'" - Me, Myself & Irene
"Strange Condition'" - 40 Days and 40 Nights
"Strange Condition'" - The Sweetest Thing
"A Girl Like You" - Sidewalks of New York
"Life On A Chain" - John Q
"Lose You" - Orange County
"Undercover" - Spider-man
"Murray" - Igby Goes Down
"Just Another" - Bandits
"I Belong" - Open Season
He was called on to become an extra in the movie Living Out Loud while doing PA work on the film set.
musicforthemorningafter, Pete's first album, was certified RIAA gold in April 2002.
The first song Pete wrote was called "The One," in 1987.
If he didn't become a musician, he would want to be a fisherman. He wouldn't want to be an accountant.
The first song Pete learned on drums was "Dance The Night Away" by Van Halen when he was 9. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" was the first song he learned on guitar when he was 12 or 13. And on bass, his first songs were "Blister in the Sun" and "Smoke on the Water".
Before making it as a recording artist, Pete worked as a bank teller and a production assistant for a company owned by Danny DeVito called Jersey Films.
Pete attended Montville High School in Montville, New Jersey. Pete studied tax law and political science at Syracuse University.
At age nine, he taught himself to play his older brother's drums and he started learning to play the guitar at age twelve.
Pete's father is a dentist while his mother was a concert pianist who later became a schoolteacher. His brother Kevin is an entertainment lawyer and Rick is the co-owner of Artists Management Group and also his manager.
His album, Nightcrawler features three previously released songs, "Splendid Isolation" was on the Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon album, and Bandstand In The Sky was on his live album, Live From New Jersey.
He names his backing band, the first was, "The Dirty Birds" and his most current are, "Minibar."
His first 3 albums he said represent a day in the life, the trilogy is suppose to show the times of the day, musicforthemorningafter (2001) being the morning, Day I Forgot (2003) being the daytime, and finally, Nightcrawler being the evening (2006).
Pete: I thought I was a mini-Morrissey. Then I realized, 'You should have your own voice, Pete,' but that took time.
Pete: I remember saying, all I ever wanted was to not have to pack up my own gear after a show and schlep it around in the truck.
Pete: I always feel like I have something to prove to myself. I am my harshest critic and am harder on myself than anyone else ever could be, no matter what they say.
Pete: For me, I was just crazy about human interaction and relationships and how fragile they are, how great they can be, and everything that goes with that, and that just seemed to be, you know, what I was drawn to.
Pete: It's a balance of hoping that your fans are going to embrace what you do, but at the same time knowing I have to make the music that moves me and makes me excited.
Pete: I see so many performers and people in bands get jaded. They just can't find happiness because they get too caught up in the business end of things. I just want to keep it pure, make it about the music. And continue to experience those pure, fleeting moments.
Pete: (on his dream venue) Madison Square Garden, for sure. I'm on a quest to get to the Garden. I've played the other room at the Garden, but I'd really like to play the Garden proper.