Words and Music

Words
Most recently, I have been concentrating on the publication of 2 collections of my poetry. The first publication, by Hobnob Press in 2021, entitled  "56 Poems", also features 56 colour prints of my hand-painted mandalas. The second publication, in March 2022, is also published by Hobnob Press, and is entitled "Gerontius and Other Poems". It comprises 44 more poems plus 44 colour prints of my own photographs. Both books are available, personally signed, from the "Home" page on this website, with more detail the "WORDS" page.
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Music
I've always played and sung blues-based music in various settings, fronting my own band, or as part of a co-operative (The Jet Harris Band, Pink Torpedoes, Dr Feelgood etc.). My own band, The Pete Gage Band, has concentrated mostly on original renditions of classic blues from the early days of blues music up to the present time. As regards recorded material, CDs are available from the "MUSIC" page on this website. I also have other recordings, some of which are available to purchase as CDs, but also as MP3 downloads from  https://petegage.bandcamp.com

Mandalas

In addition to words and music, I create hand-painted mandalas, based on Tibetan designs with my own westernized style. Each mandala can take up to 60 hours to produce. With the completion of a short course in graphic design at St Martin's Art College in the 1960s, I have been able to incorporate that training into the creation my pictures, examples of which are for sale on the "HAND-PAINTED MANDALAS" page, found on this website.

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