Melbourne based and Tasmanian born, Pete Reid is an actor-maker/singer-songwriter who has appeared in various performance, music and film projects over the last 20 years. A trained actor and mostly self-taught musician/writer, he is an artist with an ongoing passion for exploring narrative, characterization and atmosphere through song, performance and film.
His self-penned projects are created under the name Tar Pit Projects. Seeing his role as akin to a kind of explorer and his work across all endeavors as a symbiotic whole, he is excited by the process of channelling various styles, influences and discoveries into his creations, often from both traditional and more modern or experimental sources, typically creating works familiar, strange and totally original. He has toured his work globally since 2006; having received critical acclaim for both his music as Pete Reid And The Tar Gang, and self penned stage work both at home and abroad.
'Whether speaking, singing or acting in character, he's a classy performer whose deep, rich voice and world-weary expressions you'll carry for a long time afterwards.’
The Scotsman (UK)
'Reid... has a way of weaving intricate stories and wonderfully bizarre pieces of original music into one tremendous web of plot, character development, poetry, and sound... there is something altogether different. Not just different, but eclectic, avant-garde, poetic, endlessly creative, mysterious, artistically genius, and infinitely entertaining’ -
James. G. Carlson, Philadelphia Examiner (US) on album Songs Of The Hollow Bone Moon