Pete Harvey

String arranger & producer

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String arranger/composer with studio and in-house session orchestra - production for bands, singer-songwriters, TV & film scores. Arranger for artists including King Creosote (Domino Records), Modern Studies (Fire Records), Lomond Campbell (Heavenly Recordings), Emma Pollock (the Delgados) and Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue).

Pete is a classically trained cellist & pianist, and academically trained composer & arranger specialising in string writing. He has also spent a good amount of his time on the road performing and recording with a variety of bands, giving him a unique voice in his writing.

He works out of Pumpkinfield, his studio near Perth in Scotland, where he writes arrangements for solo instruments up to large ensembles, performed and recorded by members of in-house session orchestra, the Pumpkinseeds.

Instrumental sessions are engineered and produced to a high quality, and can be delivered as wavs for third party mixing into a parent project.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Pete Harvey
  • Ben Chatwin
  • Ben Chatwin
  • Ben Chatwin
  • Ben Chatwin
  • T.I.
  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
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  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Deacon Blue
  • Deacon Blue
  • King Creosote
  • King Creosote
  • Withered Hand
  • Withered Hand
  • Lomond Campbell
  • Lomond Campbell
  • Lomond Campbell
  • Lomond Campbell
  • The Jellyman's Daughter
  • The Jellyman's Daughter
  • Iain Morrison
  • Daibhidh Martin
  • Iain Morrison
  • Daibhidh Martin
  • Ricky Ross
  • Ricky Ross
  • Iain Morrison

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Michael L.
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    I had the privilege of working with Pete on a canto pop project. What a talented musician, producer and composer he is! His work ethic and professionalism are impeccable if no extraordinary. My team is definitely looking forward to working with him again soon!!

  2. Review by Daniel D.
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    Pete was an amazing orchestral partner for our project. He brought his own unique gifts to the project while listening to our thoughts for additional inspiration. As musicians ourselves, we knew that we had found the right person from the moment those first few string charts came in. Thank you Pete, you're amazing!

  3. Review by David
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    Pete was stellar in working on my "adult album alternative" (not sure what genre it is lol) new song! He played awesome and was great to work with! Highly recommend him! Def. look forward to getting cello's done again by him.

  4. Review by John Lemke
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    Recommended highly by a colleague, I sought Pete's help for some cello parts for a new film commission. I was blown away by the precision and quality of his performance, the quality of the recordings, the incredibly quick turnaround and last, but not least Pete's easy-going nature, which makes the whole process simple and stress free. Looking forward to many more projects to come involving Pete's most excellent work!

  5. Review by Nicholas Whitehawk
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    Whether in a live or studio environment, Pete is a consummate professional. Having collaborated with him numerous times, his versatility and intuition as performer is second only to the creative depth present in his string arrangements.

  6. Review by Bernie Pickett
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    While making a record down under here in Australia, my daughter was travelling through Scotland and I needed her to do a vocal track for me. Enter Pete Harvey who not only helped coach and record her, but laid down a mighty cello track that took the song to another level. An efficient, no fuss goal kicker for global music!

  7. Review by Mattie Foulds
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    I've had the pleasure to receive string parts from Pete for many projects in the past. The parts are always "just the thing" and his recordings are class! Book him, you won't be disappointed! And he's a peach of a guy!

  8. Review by Charley Buchan
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    I own Fitlike Records and have worked with Pete Harvey in various live and studio settings over a number of years, most notably with the band Best Girl Athlete. Whilst Pete has a unique and distinct style to his playing and scoring, his ability to read and understand other’s music in a way that not only compliments and accentuates aspects of a song is a particularly sought after skill which I will no doubt continue to be drawn to for future label projects. Professional, approachable and always hits the mark, could not recommend any higher.

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Hurl Them Further (Lomond Campbell); The House (Modern Studies); Different Face (Best Girl Athlete); Phosphene Dream (Modern Studies); I Was Right (Ricky Ross)

I was the arranger, fixer and cellist (and for Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell production/mixing engineer) in this production

Terms Of Service

After initial draft, one revision per project may be permitted (further changes charged pro-rata). Turnaround typically one to three months, depending on requirements.

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Gear Highlights
  • Grace / Neve / UAD preamps & ADCs; Schoeps
  • Coles
  • AKG mics
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