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Kiwi Musician To Support Legendary Rock Band

Kiwi Musician To Support Legendary Rock Band

Hamilton musician Pete Fountain is announced as the nationwide support act for legendary UK rock band 10CC.

During the nine city tour, 10CC will be performing all their classic hits including Donna, Rubber Bullets, Things We Do For Love, Dreadlock Holiday, and I'm Not In Love.

“We are very excited to have the chance to perform around New Zealand and to support a band from an era that knew how to write classic songs” said Pete on hearing they had secured the 10CC tour support.

Pete Fountain’s debut album WILL was recorded and produced by Adrian Stuckey and Kiwi icon Eddie Rayner (Split Enz), and the first single from the album, Just For Today will be out on the NZ on Air Kiwi Hitdisk in July.

The songs stunning video will be released this week to coincide with the following tour dates, and if you happen to be in Hamilton the video will be showing on a giant projected billboard hanging on the ASB building in Victoria St from 9pm-midnight every night from the 14-28th June.

Pete Fountain supporting 10CC Tour
16 Dunedin (Glenroy Auditorium)
17 Christchurch (James Hay Theatre)
18 Nelson (Nelson School of Music)
21 New Plymouth (TSB Theatre)
22 Palmerston North (Regent on Broadway)
23 Wellington (Town Hall)
24 Napier (Municipal Theatre)
28 Hamilton (Founders Memorial Theatre)
29 & 30 North Shore City (Bruce Mason Centre)

Pete Fountain - bio

Born in Huntly New Zealand, Pete spent his early years in Te Kuiti and overseas in Scotland, before moving back to NZ where he attended Mt Maunganui College, and learned to surf and play guitar.

In 1999 Pete won the TV3 show Get Your Act Together, and as a result his song Sugar was released by Sony Music and featured on the TV series Shortland St.

In the following years Pete formed a handful of bands, such as Waikato group Jah'na, and under various names released numerous singles and played support to acts such as Bic Runga, Zed, Fur Patrol, and Shihad.

In 2005 Pete completed his debut album WILL and over the past year he has been busy recording the tracks at Big Note Productions for Indie label Nest Egg Records.


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