Pete

Message board name:
Pete (a.k.a. pete2tone, was also petetigger)

Full name:
Pete Baker

Born:
3 Dec 71 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!)

808 Live gigs attended:

  1. Fri 18 Jan 91 - Wembley Arena
  2. Sat 16 Mar 91 - G-Mex, Manchester
  3. Tue 15 Dec 92 - Wembley Arena
  4. Sun 21 Feb 93 - Town & Country Club, Kentish Town
  5. Fri 21 Jun 96 - Castlefield, Manchester
  6. Wed 5 Feb 97 - LA2, London
  7. Sat 24 May 97 - (Essential Festival) Stanmer Park, Brighton
  8. Sat 2 Aug 97 - (Essential Weekender) Finsbury Park, London
  9. Wed 31 Dec 97 / Thu 1 Jan 98 - (Essential New Year) Alexandra Palace, London
  10. Sat 5 Jun 99 - Memorial Park, Coventry
  11. Sat 12 Jun 99 - Middlesex University
  12. Sun 30 Apr 00 - Mass, Brixton
  13. Sun 11 Nov 01 - Circus Club, Dundee, Scotland
  14. Sun 2 Jun 02 - Coloursfest, Glasgow, Scotland
  15. Sat 3 Aug 02 - G:Percussion, Manchester
  16. Fri 18 Oct 02 - 93 Feet East, London
  17. Sun 22 Dec 02 - Ascension, Manchester
  18. Sun 14 Sep 03 - 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 (TBD)
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.

Last updated: 24-Jun-2013

pete

808 head Pete

808 State t-shirts: model's own.

pete playing the pocket trumpet in dundee
Graham, Pete (playing pocket trumpet) & Lisa in Dundee

Glasgow
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)