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Pete Cater
Pete Cater has been involved with drums for his entire life and has now clocked up in excess of fifty years behind the drums. Movie footage exists of him hand drumming aged barely 12 months and the innate talent cannot be missed. His musical tastes matured similarly early, and courtesy of his Dad’s record collection he was, by age 5, already a devotee of Joe Morello, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson. Arguably best known for his exploits keeping big band jazz by leading his own 15 piece group, Pete is however a player of rare versatility. In addition to big band playing he works with jazz groups of all sizes from mainstream to contemporary and freelances in a wide variety of music genres.
BIG BAND Pete Cater
Most recently Pete has released his educational DVD Pete Cater: On Drums in which he shares personal concepts evolved over more than half a century playing drums.

A renowned educator, Pete has been teaching drums at degree level since 1994, is a faculty member of the London College of Contemporary Media (LCCM), teaches privately at Bell Percussion, London, and appears regularly at clinics, drum camps and master classes, notably the legendary annual Freddie Gee Drum Academy.

Recently Pete placed 5th in jazz category in Rhythm magazine’s annual popularity poll (the other nominees were all from the USA). He has been a mainstay of the World’s Greatest Drummer show since its inception in 2007, has recently launched a 7 piece band, The Ministry of Jazz, and is at present appearing throughout the UK with Tony Kofi and The Organisation featuring music from the recent record release ‘Point Blank’.

Pete will perform in association with

Zildjian British Drum



  • 101 Drums

  • 64 Audio

  • ACD Unlimited

  • ACS Custom

  • ADC Drums

  • Agner Drumsticks

  • Ahead Armor Cases

  • Ahead Drumsticks and Accessories

  • Allianz

  • Aquarian Drumheads

  • Audix Microphones

  • Big Fat Snare Drum

  • Bosphorus Cymbals

  • BR Distribution


  • Chalklin

  • Crazy John's

  • Custom IEM Co.

  • Danmar Percussion Products

  • Doc's Proplugs

  • Drum Dial

  • Drum N Base

  • Drum SOS

  • Dunnett Classic Drums

  • DW Drums

  • e/MERGE

  • EMD

  • Exclusive Drums

  • Flix

  • GEWA

  • Gibraltar

  • Gigpig

  • Gremlin Music

  • Gretsch

  • Hardcase

  • Headstock

  • Hot Sticks

  • Impression Cymbals

  • Innovative Percussion

  • Istanbul Agop

  • KickPort

  • Lion's Touch

  • Los Cabos

  • LP

  • Ludwig Drums

  • Mercury Hearing

  • Music For All

  • Natal Drums and Percussion

  • OneRudiment

  • PanAmor Sound Sculptures

  • PDP

  • Pearl

  • Remo

  • REpercussion

  • Rhythm Magazine

  • Roc N Soc

  • Roland

  • RTOM

  • Schlagwerk

  • SCV Distribution

  • Soundproofing Expert

  • Southern Percussion Ltd

  • Stagg

  • Tackle Instrument Supply Co.

  • Tama


  • The British Drum Co

  • ToneAlly

  • Treeworks

  • Trinity College London

  • Trojan Distribution

  • UFIP Cymbals

  • Zebra Drums

  • Zildjian

Opening Times

Saturday 10 Nov 2018
10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 11 Nov 2018
10:00 - 18:00
Level 2 closes at 17:00 on Sunday 


Show Info

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