I sing and play blues piano in various settings from solo to the full band. The Pete Gage Blues Trio, presents laid-back standard blues tunes with a jazz-y tinge, whilst my band, The Pete Gage Band, is characterised by original and powerful renditions of classic blues tunes from the early days of blues music up to the present time. I am primarily a "live" gigging blues musician, but I also also write songs from hard-driving blues through to soul ballads and even in folk styles. I record all my songs, inviting many of my musical associates to contribute. But I will often play bass guitar, lead & rhythm guitars myself, as well as all manner of keyboards. Many of my songs are available to download on
In addition to being a musician, I specialise in producing hand-painted mandalas, based on Tibetan designs with my own westernized style. Each mandala can take up to 60 hours to produce, such is the intricacy of the artwork. I studied graphic design at St Martin's Art College in the 1960s and I've had a lifelong interest in Taoism & Zen Buddhism. I have incorporated my graphic design training and skills, to create my meditative pictures.