Pete

Message board name:
Pete (a.k.a. pete2tone)

Full name:
Pete Baker

Born:
1971 in Watford, England

Nationality:
English

Living in:
Watford, England

Favourite 808 track:
Pacific

Fave 808 album:
Don Solaris

How did you get into 808:
1989 - after getting fed up of waiting for new Kraftwerk & Art Of Noise material, I needed something 2 change my life. So whilst watching Top of The Pops I see 808 performing Pacific - WOW that is a tune that blew me away, picked up 90 & was mad 4 it.

Most freaked out moments:
Playing the Extended Pleasure EP and hearing Cubik for the first time .... (not forgetting G-MEX 91 & backstage at Middlesex University Gig!)

 

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Most prized 808 items: 
My collection of Promo Videos, video clips from TV & my incomplete collection of 808 t-shirts.

Most wanted 808 item:
Early Merchandise =
Estado 808 Technologia,
In Yer Face & Quadrastate t-shirts. I also remember seeing green 808 baseball caps @ G-Mex gig.
Pacific cassette single.
State To State Vol. 2 (this wish was granted through the release of the opti buk dvd).

Also into:
N-Joi, LFO, Orbital, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Art Of Noise, Art Of Silence, Leftfield, Altern 8/Nexus 21, Purity, Spooky, Shades Of Rhythm, Way Out West, Depeche Mode & Prodigy. Also into all 2-Tone era artists (what I grew up to).

Other:
Pete has produced various excellent 808state.com t-shirts and old-skool t-shirts as modelled on the photos.

808 Live gigs attended:

1 18 Jan 1991 Wembley Arena, London
2 16 Mar 1991 G-Mex, Manchester
3 15 Dec 1992 Wembley Arena, London
4 21 Feb 1993 Town & Country Club, Kentish Town, London
5 21 Jun 1996 Don Solaris Album Launch, Castlefield Arena, Manchester
6 05 Feb 1997 LA2, London
7 24 Mar 1997 Essential Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton
8 02 Aug 1997 Essential Weekender, Finsbury Park, London
9 31 Dec 1997 Essential New Year, Alexandra Palace, London
10 05 Jun 1999 Memorial Park, Coventry
11 12 Jun 1999 Middlesex University, London, England
12 30 Apr 2000 Mass, Brixton, London, England
13 11 Nov 2001 Circus Club, Dundee, Scotland
14 02 Jun 2002 Coloursfest, Glasgow, Scotland
15 03 Aug 2002 G:Percussion, Castlefield Arena, Manchester
16 18 Oct 2002 93 Feet East, London
17 22 Dec 2002 Ascension, Manchester
18 14 Sep 2003 In The City, Manchester
19 02 Jul 2005 Traffic Festival, Turin, Italy
20 28 Jan 2006 MCr vs Cancer, Manchester
21 13 Aug 2006 Bloom Festival, Salisbury
22 23 Mar 2008 The Hacienda Warehouse Party, Manchester
23 25 May 2008 Gatecrasher Summer Sound System, Brackley, Northants
24 14 Nov 2008 Bestival Reunion, Dublin, Ireland
25 25 Apr 2009 Camden Crawl, Koko, London
26 19 Jun 2010 Masstival, Brixton Mass, London
27 14 May 2011 O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
28 27 Jan 2012 Village Underground, London
29 26 May 2012 Insanity, Bowlers, Manchester
30 21 Sep 2013 Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
31 25 Oct 2014 O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
32 06 Mar 2015 Leaf Festival, Tobacco Docks, Londo
33 12 Jun 2015 The History Of House, Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
34 13 Jun 2015 W2N8, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
35 12 Sep 2015 OnBlackheath Festival, Blackheath Park, London
36 13 Nov 2015 The Globe, Cardiff, Wales

Last updated: 17-Nov-2015

Graham, Pete (playing pocket trumpet) & Lisa in Dundee
Don't mess with Pete (pictured in Glasgow with Neil Tartan Army, SteveC and Carlos)
Graham, Nick and Pete at Turin 2005
Pete and Graham at Gatecrasher (2008)