LEAD DRUMS, PERCUSSION, BACKING VOCALS
As the Band's
leader and founder, SAB-HEAD PETE is influenced mainly by Bill Ward,
Louie Bellson, Buddy Rich, Cozy Powell, John Bonham, Niko McBrain and Vinny Appice. He possesses all the best qualities of his legendary influences and is best known for his hard work ethic, amazing note for note drumming and gigantic passion for Black Sabbath.
Pete became a drummer and began playing Black Sabbath,Van Halen, Rush, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin covers with
friends in High School.
in different styles of music, Pete was a music
minor at SF State University specializing in Performance.
At a very
young age, he also incorporated a lot double
bass technique and studied the art of double bass for different
styles in music.
As a teenager,
he went to drum clinics, studied and learned from legendary drummers
in person; Drummers such as Dave Weckl, Clive Burr, Nikko McBrain, Gregg Bissonette, Joe Morello,
Deen Castronovo and Sonny Emory.
the star and main drummer in the San Francisco State University
Big Band,Pete played fairs, outdoor jazz festivals. He also gained experience in successfully performing Jazz, Big Band, Funk,
Reggae and Latin Jazz with a jazz combo band he created from
his SF State Jazz improvisational class. With the SF State
Big band and jazz combo band he performed great legendary
Jazz standards, which featured the drums as a leading role;
Tunes such as Take Five by Dave Brubeck, Skin
Deep by Duke Ellington and Sing, Sing, Sing
by Benny Goodman.
He thus became a drummer known for his personality as well as outstanding meter, passion and showmanship. Forming Sabbath
Bloody Sabbath in 1997, he tasted success as a
headliner in major clubs throughout the Bay Area.
writes original Top 40 and Classic Hard Rock songs and gigs
with Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. He plans to get a major record
deal with his originals eventually. He currently works full time as a School Teacher and Private Drum Instructor.
Pete currently is also the Lead Singer and Drummer/Percussionist of Jazzmatazz- The Finest in Classic Jazz, www.jazzmatazzband.com , works as a Jazz session, concert, studio musician and has elevated SBS to one of
the best tribute bands in the entire world. SAB-HEAD PETE
has a rare presence and showmanship, which is more than the
price of admission. Watching a SBS show, you can't help
see and hear the character and presence of his rhythmic, amazing
OVER 20 YEARS   EXPERIENCED IN ALL
STYLES INCLUDING JAZZ, LATIN PERCUSSION, ROCK, HARD ROCK, REGGAE, FUNK, TOP 40 AND ORIGINAL
SCHOOL TEACHER, WEB DESIGNER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, PERCUSSIONIST, STUDIO AND LIVE MUSICIAN MASTERS DEGREE IN MUSIC AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
BUDDY RICH, LOUIE BELLSON, BILL WARD, JOE MORELLO, COZY POWELL, JOHN BONHAM, APPICE BROTHERS (CARMINE AND VINNY), TOMMY ALDERIDGE