I have played and sung blues-based music in various settings as a solo artist, right through to fronting my own band and as a sideman in a variety of other bands. As a "live" solo artist, or in a duo or trio setting, I present laid-back blues-standards and self-penned blues tunes, all with a hint of jazz, whilst my band, The Pete Gage Band, has concentrated on original and powerful renditions of classic blues tunes from the early days of blues music up to the present time. I have primarily been 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 have recorded 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 recordings 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, examples of which can be found on this website.