I love helping artists and songwriters develop their songs into fully arranged and produced tracks. Let me help you get a finished product ready to put out into the world!
In 2017 I moved to Los Angeles to focus on songwriting and producing. I'm currently co-writing with and producing for several independent artists and songwriters in LA, and I am one half of folk duo '1x1'.
Originally from the UK, I studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and spent over 10 years as a musician and music director for musicals, which included conducting the UK and US 25th Anniversary tours of 'Les Miserables', and the 2017 Grammy-nominated UK Cast Album of the hit show 'Kinky Boots'. I have also composed music for a variety of theatre shows, several documentaries, and in 2013 I was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, for outstanding contribution to the music industry.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Pete White
Pete has mad skills! He is efficient, reliable, detail oriented AND a master musician, an excellent communicator, and an all around delightful human! Hands down, THE BEST producer I have ever worked with!
Pete is the first producer I have ever worked with, and I am so grateful that I got to have the experience that I did. He communicates so well and prepares a lot before each session, and he motivated me with the amount of care he put into our track. He was a wonderful person to work with as a first experience because he is so patient and open to trying anything. My favorite part about working with him was hearing his opinions and suggestions, and feeling heard when I gave my own. I could be completely honest with him and we had a lot of fun when we discovered sounds we both loved.
I honestly can't do justice in writing with how great Pete White is to work with!
I basically had the bare outline of a song, and he helped me every step of the way into transforming it into a song that I am proud of. He is skilled in playing multiple instruments and producing, but also takes the time to understand your personal vision for the song. He goes above and beyond to include you in as much of the process as possible, and is amazing about keeping a constant flow of communication. I would recommend working with Pete 10 out of 10!
Pete is an expert at taking the raw, unstructured soul of a song, tweaking it in small ways, and bringing out the narrative more fully. On several of my original works, the songs feel more themselves after he's worked on them. He is also a master at figuring out which instruments best compliment a song, whether that is ballad piano or funky guitar, and he can play both masterfully. I highly recommend!!
I cannot say enough great things about Pete. He is completely attuned to my vision as an artist while bringing ideas to the table I couldn’t have imagined. We quickly developed an easy short hand that has made for a hugely collaborative experience. His ability to play and compose for a multitude of instruments keeps bringing my tracks to a new level, and his attention to detail tops his work off with a polish.
Pete is a fantastic producer -- he's a truly phenomenal multi-instrumentalist, so it was like was getting four session musicians (virtuoso guitar, bass, percussion, AND piano!) included in the price of my track. He's amazing at having the vision for what the song could be even just from a simple voice memo demo. And, he clearly cares really deeply about doing his best work and making sure I was as pleased with the result as possible. I couldn't recommend him highly enough, and I really look forward to working with him again!
Interview with Pete White
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Finding out more about the story behind the song, the real life inspiration, and then finding ways of shaping the song to express that musically.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have as clear idea as you can for what you want your songs to sound like. Then you can find a producer who's strength is that genre/style, and they will know they are a good fit for the project too. It might seem that if you don't give a producer any direction or references, then they can be more creative, but actually the reverse is true. I take great pride in being able to execute the artist's vision, AND then also bringing things to the table that they hadn't thought of. Then it's a real collaboration.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You can make some really amazing and unique sounds by reversing things.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to play several instruments to a high standard, in many styles. It means I can experiment quickly on the spot. Also, a lot of music today is made purely in the computer, and I like being able to combine samples with real instruments. I personally think it makes for tracks with more life in them.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Aside from production and playing on the record, I will sometimes help the client restructure the song to make it more engaging. That might include changing the key to better suit their voice, shortening or lengthening sections, reversing the order of sections, finding the best tempo, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Greg Kurstin for the way he combines acoustic and electronic elements in production. Mark Ronson for the way he combines retro and modern sounds