IA new beginning? Or is Pete Munday's latest album the ultimate culmination of what 18 years dedicated to music sounds like? A sound that is certainly set apart from the rest. After a decade as a recording artist and a performer delivering over 400 live shows, Pete's music has lived through musical trends, industry change, cultural shifts, adversity, and finally thru your speakers and into your ears. With appearances in radio, TV, film, internet, and live venues, Munday is a consummate alternative rock artist, with integrity focused on the craft of music never a part of any one musical trend - as he always encompasses different rock genres from various decades. His gifting is in writing and performing solid tunes that stay in your head and tug on your heart. From love ("Hate Not to Love You' & "Inside"), heartache ("Fading from You" & "Farewell"), to life ("Everybody" & "Riden' High"), Pete initially writes straight from the soul. He started writing songs during high school in Washington state, when the grunge era was blossoming. His first efforts were simple, folksy love songs-out of step with grunge, but they felt true to him, and he continued to develop musically along more melodic lines. Pete's influences have always been timeless songwriters, the artists and bands that could capture a feeling in a few chords. As a child, his musical heroes included Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke and Elvis; over time he began to admire The Who, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, The Police and The Rolling Stones, among others. Growing up was anything but ordinary, as his father was a preacher and police officer. Pete grew up singing in church every Sunday and traveling with his missionary family -from Cyprus to Louisiana, Greece to Tennessee, and Washington. Pete kept on moving on his own from Idaho to Los Angeles, and then Nashville to Alaska. Pete has had the opportunity to travel independently as an artist as well, touring South Africa, Tokyo, Austin, New York, Hawaii, Greece, Mexico, London, Canada, and Paris. In Los Angeles, Pete started his own record label, Different Records, and released his debut album Driving With No Mirrors in April of 2000. His next Different Records release was the highly acclaimed Hoopla Jimmy in 2002, the album would launch and establish Munday's touring and recording career to new heights. The Hoopla Tour would distinguish Pete as not a singer/songwriter artist, but an electrifying and legitimate rock band act. The musicians that have been in The Pete Munday Band have been more like a family and community, as opposed to session players. Delivering tighter live shows and a chemistry that would produce the trademark sound you hear today. The act name: Pete Munday, is much more than one person, but many talented musicians and artists coming together to support one unifying musical vision. After touring for two years, Pete plunged back into the studio in 2005 and recorded the album named after the hit track: THE GROOVE. This song was the closer in the live set for The Pete Munday Band for many years. When The PM Band was finished playing "The Groove", there was a sense that the audience was a part of something special. A part of rock n' roll history in that time and place. Touring again for over a year, the band started a new project in San Diego, CA. The band would track live to tape creating a fascinating mix of songs, putting a stamp on the band's mantra: a fresh take on classic rock; inventive songwriting blending new and vintage sounds. On the Self-Titled new album Pete enlisted legendary audio file Andy Ackland (The Eagles, Bob Dylan) to produce the album that includes many band members from the different Los Angeles and Nashville eras of Pete's career. Ray Artis (Dakota Moon) and Colin Hotchkiss play bass with precision and style, Joshua Ketchmark (Best of 7) and Tom Lehr deliver melodic and soulful guitar lines, and Bryan "Nucci" Cantrell and Christopher Allis complete the rhythm section with drums that are the heart beat of this dynamic recording. David Leach (Ben Harper, Earth, Wind, and Fire) plays percussion, Bennett Dunn, Rob Gironda, and Matthew John would deliver memorable piano licks, and B-3 organ, as Shante Walker and Tamara Silvera would add a layer of vocals that will make your heart melt. Daniel Cappelero (LifeHouse) would guest appear along with producer/writer William Tabanou. Finally, the mastering would be done at legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering, by Michael Bozzi. The result is Munday's fiercest, fullest recording to date-the vocals urgent and immediate, the instrumentation in the pocket and full of heart and soul.