Pete Romanowski, aka Europica is a bass player from the UK who started to play at the age of 24. His first band was a rock outfit called Motorboat who played their original songs around Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Bedfordshire in the 80's. This lead to them to being plugged by the late great John Peel. Compared with the Pink Fairies one of their many gigs involved raising money to help out a mate who was a hunt saboteur, who had got arrested at a fox hunt, taken to court and fined for breaking the peace. So they did a benefit gig to help raise some money so the fine could be paid. Such was the spirit of this band who also did benefits for Amnesty International.
In the 90's Pete was invited to join three bands. "Handy", "The Nightshift" and "Chicken Inspectors", (the latter name taken from a Daffy Duck cartoon). They gained local media exposure, in the press and on Radio. Their highlight was playing the Bedfordshire Millennium Festival in the beautiful grounds of Shuttleworth House which was the biggest event of any kind to be held in the County. They also did some benefit gigs for local charities. Pete's favourite gig with this band however was in a tiny pub with a highly charged atmosphere on St Patricks night. To be sure to be sure.
Here Pete showcases all of his compositions, ranging from World to Classical to Jazz, Reggae, Dub, and EDM (Electronic Dance Music). There are some collaborations here too. So check out the credits on the page to see who else is involved and it's highly recommended that you google their names to find their outstanding music. The collabs on this page were started off with Pete's ideas, recording the basslines, writing the lyrics and maybe a few other things and then inviting others to bring their own personal creativity to complete the songs. Most of the Reggae and all of the Trance tunes are Europica's solo works. Enjoy the music here and if you'd like to comment or become friends then please feel free to do so or just say a simple "hello". Many thanks!
This 30 second clip was put forward to the organizers on the Winter Olympics in Italy. They asked musicians to produce a short video that would be shown on a huge screen in Turino during the games. This is what Jason, Fred and I submitted...