Performing live since 2002, Pete Jive has been spreading the message of self-affirmation and compassion throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Pete Jive provides a feel-good show every time, diffusing positivity and spreading good vibrations nightly to his rapidly growing fan base. His first LP, No Sign of Regret, was released in June 2001. This record features elements of traditional American folk music, Roots Reggae, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, which have shaped Pete Jive’s sound and direction from the start. It was the first album to showcase Pete Jive’s “old country picking style and youthful wisdom”, as Josh Hisle from Neil Young’s Vapor Records put it. In April 2012, Pete was signed to Josh Hisle’s new record label VRC Records, recording the EP “Sleep When I Die” for the label’s debut release.
The energy of Pete Jive’s live performance is contagious. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with national artists such as Slightly Stoopid, Ted Alliota, Charlie Parr, Chicago Farmer, and Josh Hisle. Pete Jive is a breath of fresh air for people of all ages and musical interests.