About Pete Lambert

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Pete Lambert is a singer-songwriter from York, UK. Taking influences from Folk, Americana and Country music, he sings songs about heartbreak, longing and whiskey.

His subtle and emotional finger-style guitar, honest, personal lyrics and heartfelt performances stun audiences.

An unabashed lover of the ‘sad song’ genre, Pete believes that the intense range of emotions that can be elicited by a song is a powerful thing. As a songwriter, getting those emotions onto paper and then out into the world through performance is one of the most gratifying and cathartic experiences.

Yorkshire born and bred but with the soul of a broken cowboy, Pete straddles the Atlantic - which might sound far fetched but actually he has really long legs.

Pete is currently recording his debut album, which will be released in late 2023.

Releases

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Long Shadow

Written in an introspective moment whilst lost in the woods, Long Shadow blossomed from a simple acoustic idea into a lush, fully orchestrated production. The track showcases a melodic interplay of multiple guitars, an atmospheric Hammond organ and piano part
courtesy of the talented Joshua Burnell, powerful drums, and a heart-pounding double bass played by Sam Jackson. Producer Dan Webster adds his signature touch with a soaring lead guitar solo.

Lambert describes the song as a reflection of the heartache one feels when a loved one is distant, and the wrenching regret of not doing everything possible to keep them close. He adds, "It's a bit self-indulgent as a concept really - like wallowing in a sadness of your own
making."

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Ghosts

I’ve always wanted to write a song like this, weaving together tales of multiple people, and when I had a chance and very weird encounter with a dog walker outside York Minster, the first verse virtually wrote itself.

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Press for Pete Lambert

Dark, soulful and wonderful to listen to.
Alan Ritson - Fine Folk
Pete is a thoroughly engaging artiste, who writes songs with real heart and wit.
Mark Morriss - The Bluetones
Lambert's lyrics exude a raw vulnerability
Acoustic Routes - Blues & Roots Radio
Pete demonstrates a maturity in songwriting that results in highly credible work. I'm sure audiences will appreciate this and wish him all the best as he looks to increase his live performances. It's a pleasure to feature him on our station.
Allan Watkiss, UKCountryRadio.com
The songwriting here is sublime. I think we’re very lucky to have Pete as part of the music community. I’m going to put him down as a ‘Dickie and Dan One To Watch’
— Dickie & Dan’s Americana Show
A beautiful microcosm of true human emotion – its ups and downs.
York Calling (on Every Time)
A folky storyteller with an exquisite skill for weaving great tales with his lyrics
With Just a Hint of Mayhem
Now this is music for enjoying while taking in the comforts of being back on the ranch.
— MP3 Hugger
‘Every Time’ is a truly beautiful song with a delightful melody and the gentle vocals of Pete Lambert.
Music Crowns
The sentimental song pulls at the heart strings. The somber tone is established from the very first pluck of the guitar and strings. The mellow melody sets the stage for the soulful vocals and honest lyrics.
Gas Mask Magazine (on Every Time)
Pete lays it all out there with his lyrics and we get just the right amount of light and dark
York Calling (on The Things I Think)
‘The Things I Think’ is a folk classic song in the making. We adore the stunning vocal performances, brilliant guitar work and relatable lyrics. This a release you do not want to miss!
— Various Small Flames
Beautiful, that
— Rich Hardcastle - Dickie & Dan's Americana Show
[The Things I Think is] very poignant. Quite lovely too.
— Jericho Keys - BBC Introducing