Pat Travers & Pete Cross

Interviews from 16th March include Pat Travers, along with Pete Cross of the Tricorn Club in Portsmouth.

Pat Travers is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid-1970s. Pat Thrall, Nicko McBrain, Mick Dyche, Tommy Aldridge, Peter “Mars” Cowling, Barry Dunaway, Jerry Riggs, Gunter Nezhoda, Carmine Appice and Michael Shrieve are some of the noted musicians who have been members of the Pat Travers Band through the years. Kirk Hammett of Metallica has cited him as one of his favorite guitar players.

Pete Cross has been a DJ since 1970, beginning his career at Portsmouth’s top night spots, The Tricorn Club, Neros Nightclub and the Mecca Ballroom working alongside many of the top names of the day including Slade, Mud, Status Quo, T. Rex, plus making a guest spot on the BBC Radio 1 with Noel Edmonds. In the mid seventies Pete went on the road and has appeared at club’s, hotels, restaurants, civic centres, military establishments etc. throughout the Southern Counties including functions on board HM Royal Britannia, The Brighton Centre, Porthsmouth Guildhall, Southampton Guildhall and for two years presented the Christmas party nights at the U.K’s top cabaret venue The Lakeside Club in Camberley. For three years he was the Compere for The Miss Southern Evening Echo Contest and Fronted Roadshows for Bass Charington and ‘Music for Pleasure Records’.  Pete appeared for five years on BBC Radio Solent presenting ‘Pete Cross in Cabaret Land’ and the Juke Box Jury shows plus regular live appearances at the Southsea and Southampton shows and not forgetting the near hit single March Of The Mods released in 1982.

Pat Travers

Pete Cross (Live in the Studio)