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**4th April 2014** 

We are delighted to announce Peter and band will be performing this year at Maverick Festival.

  Photo: Delighted to announce that we will performing at Maverick Festival this year.

 **19th February 2014** 

Delighted to announce Peter will be performing at Bonanza & Sons 10th Birthday party.

 **03rd January 2014**


Peter heads out on a very special songwriter's circle tour this January with Danny Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World and Neil Halstead. It starts on the 15th January in Leicester.

15 Jan – LEICESTER, The Musician

16 Jan – WINCHESTER, The Railway

17 Jan – TINGEWICK, Village Hall

18 Jan – SWANSEA, The Chattery

**06th September 2013**

2013 AMAs ft. The Devil Makes Three & more

We are excited that Peter Bruntnell has been invited to play the AMA's. The performance takes place 8PM on the 20th September at The High Watt Nashville. The Full line-up can be found on the link below. Thank you to the PRS movement. 

To celebrate this Peter has pieced together a fantastic backing group consisting of Dave Boquist (Son Volt) and Mike Heidhorn (Founding member of Uncle Tupelo/ Son Volt)

On the 21st September Peter and band will be performing at the very first British Underground Bootleg BBQ at the Groove Record Store Nashville. The performance kicks off at 12.30PM.


**05th September 2013**

New UK tour dates announced. Ticket links on the live music page.

Photo: Barnstable has been added to the Peter Bruntnell UK tour.

**28th August 2013**


New UK tour dates announced. Ticket links on the live music page.

**8th August 2013**


The Welsh and Irish tour kicks off on the 10th August at The Chattery Swansea. Hope to see you at the front!

**30th July 2013**

Retrospective continues to gather great reviews. It has achieved 4 stars in Mojo, The Sun and The Mirror, 5 stars in The Scottish Express, 10/10 in Americana UK and 8/10 in Uncut. Details on the link below:

**29th July 2013**

Further UK dates announced soon.

**24th June 2013**

To celebrate the release of 'Retrospective' today we are delighted to announce that Peter and band will be touring Wales and Ireland. 

Photo: In celebration of the release of 'Retrospective' Peter and band will be touring Wales and Ireland this August. Further dates in Europe to be announced! Where would you like to see Peter and band play?

**23rd June 2013**

Peter Bruntnell's 'Retrospective' continues to get great reviews with a 4 star review in The Sun.


**18th June 2013**



Peter Bruntnell 'Retrospective' has achieved a 10/10 review in Americana UK



**25th May 2013**

Peter can be heard in session on BBC Wales on thislink:


**22nd May 2013**

Peter has recently featured on BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris and will be performing for BBC Wales live in session. Details will follow. 

**6th May 2013**

 Played Out


Played Out featuring the amazing Rumer is available for download on this link below today.


**28th April 2013**

Peter (Solo) will be opening for John Murry this May. 



**27th April 2013**

The Peter Bruntnell and Rumer video has over 2k hits in just 4 days. Thank you all!


**24th April 2013**

The Line Of Best Fit

Delighted to announce that I made a video with Rumer for the song 'Played Out' released on 6th May for download. The video preview can be found on this link:

 My 'Retrospective' will be available across all formats on the 17th June. On this date I will also be launching a brand new website.



**27th March 2013**

Thank you to all of you that came to the show's in the USA. We have more exciting news in the forthcoming weeks.



**5th March 2013**

At the end of the week Peter and band head out to the USA. Further details on this adventure will feature at the Weelkend. In the meantime here is a little taster of when Peter was Stateside.



**11th February 2013**


Peter and band are joint headliners again at Palmfest Hove. It takes place on 1st June 2013. 

Details here:


**28th January 2013**

Keep an eye on the Peter Bruntnell website as the team will be making some exciting anouncements in the next couple of weeks.

A second date the 13th February has been added at the Liverpool Philarmonic when Peter plays a double header with Robert Vincent as the 2nd February has sold out. Robert's debut Riot's Cry is getting great press.

Details here:



**17th January 2012**

Chelsea Monthly

Great interview with Peter Bruntnell in Chelsea Monthly. Just click on the link below.


**10th December 2012**

London Clay

 New acoustic live video of Peter Bruntnell and band performing London Clay below. More to follow in the forthcoming months.


Track available here: and here: 


**5th December 2012**

Peter will be opening for the exceptional Kathleen Edwards on Thursday the 06th and Friday 07th December at the Bush Hall London.

Tickets here:


**4th December 2012**

Peter covers Hazy Jane 2 by Nick Drake for Spanish DJ Luis De Benito on RTVE. You can here the track 5 mins in on this link.

The track London Clay is available for a limited time on download.


**22nd November 2012** 

Keep an eye on this site. Within the next month we have some exciting news. 


**1st October 2012** 

Step back in time with Peter Bruntnell - Camelot in Smithereens (1997)  

The label     

Almo Sounds LTD was distributed by internationally renowned Pinnacle in the UK and Geffen in the US. Almo sounds were founded in 1994 by Herb Albert and Jerry Moss who sold A&M Records to PolyGram. 

Bucketfull of Brains article on Camelot in Smithereens 






Written By - Peter Bruntnell

Written By (Co-writer) - Matt Backer and Llew Walker

Producer, Mixed By - Peter Smith

Engineered By - Ben Darlow & Kenny Patterson

Guitar, Vocals - Peter Bruntnell

Bass, Guitar, Vocals - Peter Noone

Drums - Jim Kimberley 

Historic events in 1997 

January 1st - Music legend Townes Van Zandt passes away

May 2nd - The Labour party return to power for the first time in 18 years, with Tony Blair becoming Prime Minster

August 31st - Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

Arsenal win the 1997 - 1998 Premiership

Camelot in Smithereens track here

Interview will follow


**29th August 2012** 

Step back in time with Peter Bruntnell - Cannibal (1995)  

An interview with the producer Pete Smith 

Brighthelmstone Promotions caught up with Pete Smith who has worked with Sting, Stevie Wonder and Randy Crawford among others. If you ask Pete Smith what the favourite record he has worked on is, then Cannibal is high up that list. You can learn more about Pete Smith here: 


Question: Is there anything that sticks in your memory most about the Cannibal recording sessions back in 1995? 


Answer: It was a record that really typified Peter's personality at the time. He managed to convey a wonderful yearning vibe in his music.




Question: What is your favourite track and why?


Answer: 'Cannibal' is my favourite track. It's about officious, know it all kind of characters you meet down the pub. It's an amazing piece of social commentary. 'I want you' is a favourite as well.




Question: How did you and Peter meet each other?


Answer: Mutual friends based in South West London took me to the Bun Shop in London to see him live. Three weeks later a cassette was posted through my letterbox in Teddington.




Question: How many other tracks didn't cut the album?


Answer: None, although the initial cassette was formed of ideas these ideas were so strong they developed into very strong songs naturally.




Question: Who are you working with at the moment?


Answer: Robert Vincent who himself is a massive fan of Peter Bruntnell. You can check him out here: 

Brighthelmstone Promotions were lucky enough to catch Robert Vincent at Palmfest 2011 an event that the Peter Bruntnell band headlined. Palmfest 2012 will be launched very soon.


**20th August 2012** 

Step back in time with Peter Bruntnell - Cannibal (1995)  

The label     

In 1995 The Peter Bruntnell Combination signed a record deal with Almo Sounds LTD distributed by internationally renowned Pinnacle in the UK and Geffen in the US. Almo sounds were founded in 1994 by Herb Albert and Jerry Moss who sold A&M Records to PolyGram. 


Other label mates  


In addition to The Peter Bruntnell Combination amongst others Almo had Garbage, Herb Albert and Gillian Welch on the books. 




Written By - Peter Bruntnell

Written By (Co-writer) - Bill Ritchie

Producer, Mixed By - Peter Smith

Engineer, Mixed By - Ben Darlow

Guitar, Vocals - Peter Bruntnell, Matt Backer

Guitar - Ronny Johnson

Bass, Guitar, Vocals - Phil Spalding

Drums - Jeff Dunn 


Historic events in 1995   


British soldiers withdrew from Belfast, Windows 95 is released, DVD's are announced and OJ Simpson is found not guilty

Video from Cannibal below 'i will, i won't'


**31st July 2012**


U.F.O Invasion of the US

Black Mountain U.F.O continues to do very well on the American College radio stations with over 130 plays across the Country. The album is featuring in many a chart and is number 14 in the CMJ College 200 above the likes of The Peaking Lights and Flaming Lips.


 Step back in time with Peter Bruntnell

Over the next few months we will be revisiting the Peter Bruntnell back catalogue incorporating reviews, interviews, videos and speaking to those involved in the production of these albums. The first album revisited will be The Peter Bruntnell Combination album Cannibal released in 1995. The first article will appear on this website week commencing 20th August.


 **8th July 2012**

The Peter Bruntnell camp is delighted to report that Black Mountain U.F.O continues to get regular spins on the radio across the pond in USA as well as featuring in US charts.


   CMJ #1255 - WCNI


1 DIAMOND RUGS Diamond Rugs Partisan  
2 ALLO DARLIN' Europe Slumberland
3 ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Big Station Concord-Fantasy
7 RHETT MILLER The Dreamer Maximum Sunshine
8 MIXTAPES Even On The Worst Nights No Sleep
9 MEWITHOUTYOU Ten Stories Pine Street
10 GARBAGE Not Your Kind Of People Stunvolume
11 EXITMUSIC Passage Secretly Canadian
12 WALKMEN Heaven Fat Possum
13 DOC MARSHALLS Look Out, Compadre Self-Released
14 GAZ COOMBES Here Come The Bombs Hot Fruit
16 COLD SPECKS I Predict A Graceful Expulsion Mute
17 PETER BRUNTNELL Black Mountain U.F.O. Blind Eye
18 PARLOTONES Journey Through The Shadows Sovereign
19 ROYAL TEETH Act Naturally Dangerbird  


**25th June 2012**

New Manager James Walker from Brighthelmstone Promotions appointed this week. Here is a link:

Black Mountain UFO released this August in the U.S. on Blind Eye Records. U.S. tour being booked for this September

New little film on youtube its under Peter Bruntnell St. Christopher


**February 2012**

FEB 2012 - NEW ALBUM: Ringo woz ere is now available to buy on this website for  £10 + p&p

On 12th February Peter Bruntnell performs live on the Bob Harris show


**December 2011**

End of year praise

Black Mountain UFO makes The Guardian's critics top 10 best album list for 2011:


Best of 2011 on Ralph Maclean's BBC Radio Ulster Show 

Number 8 in The Gilded Palace Of Sin Festive 15:


New Video   


Excellent video by Brendon Taylor for Black Window available here:  

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