Pete Trappen got his first old, beat-up acoustic guitar at the age of 8 and learned to play it through sheer will. He eventually saved up enough money to buy an electric guitar, and he has now been a professional musician for over 30 years. Pete's vocal style sounds like Jimmy Buffett jamming with Jim Morrison at a roadhouse deep in the backwoods, and he finger-picks acoustic and electric guitars with a generous dose of Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler on one hand, and the Stooges and Ramones on the other.
All parts are played by Pete Trappen using an Akai MPC midi controller for rhythm tracks, keyboards, violins, flutes, and Acoustic & Electric guitars and Harmonicas.
It's a rainy day in London, mid 1960's. You're watching the people on the street and a beautiful song is drifting down the pavement from a nearby jukebox. Your "bird" is walking towards you in her mini-skirt, paisley shirt and floppy hat. All is well with the world as you jump into a Rolls Royce. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Procol Harem
A happy latin feel with loopy jazz patterns, congas and a fender stratocaster lead guitar playing tasteful licks. Relaxed tempo and groovy beats. Would work well as a theme song for game shows, cooking shows, advertisements, travel scenes etc. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Santana
A rocking, balls to the wall guitar solo trimmed from the full version linked to this one. A droning sitar and bass line with a Rickenbacker 12 string screaming over the top in a tone similar to "And Your Bird Can Sing" by the Beatles. Also hints of the Who, the Byrds and the Kinks as well. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Beatles
A happy bouncy pop loop with a perky organ and a woodwind flute to brighten your day. Upbeat with a rhythmic thread that catches your ear and gets you moving. Extremely hummable, this track will suit every positive message you are hoping to convey. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Beatles
Folk-rock song in the Bob Dylan style. Spoken word, clever lyrics with a harmonica and chiming guitar arpeggios. A song about a girl who protests too much, talking behind your back, above it all. Lovely violin/cellos weave a sweeping codetta at the end. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Bob Dylan
A funky swamp rock loop with a modern twist reminiscent of Creedence Clearwater Revival. A perfect soundtrack for retro movies, advertisements, tv, comedy routines, family film and funny movies. Imagine a go-go dancer bopping in a bird-cage to this! Instrumental, Soundalikes, CCR Soundalikes