Peter Mitchell is a versatile session drummer and percussionist originally from the Isle of Man- now based in Manchester UK.
Peter’s skills in Pop, Contemporary, Rock, Jazz, World and Classical music have meant he has had a variety of exciting opportunities across the UK. Playing with artists; including Charlotte Church, The Charlatans, The Blossoms, The Slow Readers Club, Everything Everything, Steve Mason, Mike Garry and Nadine Shah; Peter has gained experience in a wide range of musical styles making him highly sought after as a recording and session musician.
Graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class BMUS means that he is diverse in a wide range of playing styles. He has been able to build and collaborate with an array of different originals projects including the Dynamic Afro-Beat Band Agbeko, groundbreaking Kaleidoscope Orchestra, the heartfelt alternative indie rock band Ideal Forgery and an exciting percussion duo Gravity Percussion.
In addition to this, he has created an original music pseudonym called Aeon Fitch which saw him travel to the world renown Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada to write a concept E.P. He was also awarded the role of Artistic Associate, which meant that he worked closely with the centre and it’s visiting artists in programming, curating and announcing their concerts and events.
Being a freelance musician has meant that Peter has had to adapt to a multitude of different ensembles and situations- he was in the session band for Manchester Camerata touring Northern Soul and Motown Orchestra- “Out On The Floor”, has played on the UK tour of the Award Winning Musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, was the Principal percussionist of the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, played, collaborated and co-arranged a production of “A Clockwork Orange” at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and played drums on a Hope Mill Theatre production of “Rags The Musical”.
Peter’s individual musical voice draws upon creating the most interesting sounds with the widest scope of instruments.
“When you’re sitting behind a drum kit or playing percussion, your responsibility is to make the music feel good, by using different intensities of rhythm and sound. I’m forever striving to create new sounds and challenge peoples perception of what a drummer/ percussionist is capable of”