- The Rednex
- Pete Gervasoni Biography
“As a songwriter you are always
searching for that elusive line, an emotion, something that will
embrace your soul. As a vocalist you give your soul to your
Under the hat
Pete is part of the new breed of hat
act for the 21st century expressing themselves through their
music. Having already defined himself as an accomplished
songwriter and vocal entertainer, Pete is constantly pushing
himself in new directions and delivering stand out performances
both live and on his recent first release CD ‘The Beginning’
Born and raised in Ballarat, Victoria, Pete Gervasoni was
encouraged to dream, he dreamed of being a musical influence and
share his talent with the world.
In 2004, Pete’s dream started to become a reality when the AFL
invited him to perform his award winning original song
‘What are they
as the headline performer at the MCG on Anzac Day in front of a
sold out crowd of more than 65,000 people.
Growing up listening to his parent’s country music collection of
Slim Dusty, Charlie Pride and many others, it paved the way for a
career in country music, although it was not until 1995 when at
the age of 17 Pete heard the legendary Garth Brooks on the radio
and changed things forever.
“I remember driving in the car with my parents and heard ‘The
Dance’ come on the radio, I knew then and there what I wanted to
do with my life, and Country music was it. From then on I was a
Garth Brooks wanna-be, and ten years on looking at the success
Garth has had I’m still a Garth Brooks wanna-be”.
From that day forward he spent every spare moment studying the art
of entertaining. Always the perfectionist, Gervasoni began to push
himself to new levels in his song writing, vocal skills and
2004 was a successful year for Pete, performing for the first time
at the MCG in front of 65,000 people and releasing his long
awaited debut E.P "The
In 2005, Pete successfully competed in the finals of the ‘Telstra
Road to Tamworth’ competition in Tamworth, and was a finalist in
the top male vocalist section at the Victorian Country Music
awards. Pete also signed a major sponsorship deal with Wrangler
Clothing to supply clothing and merchandise.
2006, Pete has decided to take his career to the next level by
gathering some of country music’s hottest musicians to form a
touring band for shows and festivals around the nation. Comprising
of 6 members including well known pedal steel player Dave Moore,
Golden Fiddle winner Marcy Koldova and Nashville drummer Doug
Bruce, Pete has evolved his already spectacular live show to take
a whole new style of music to fans of country music across
- Doug Bruce
Drummer, Backing Vocals, Songwriter
Having extensively performed in Texas and Nashville prior to
moving to Australia, Doug has backed some of Country Music’s
biggest names including Jerry Jeff Walker, Travis Tritt, Rascal
Flatts and George Jones just to name a few.
Nominated for drummer of the year in Dallas, Texas in 2000-2001,
Doug was also a member of the highly successful American Band
Cheyenne that were nominated for numerous awards in the USA. Doug
also had the honour of performing at the home of country music The
Grand Ole Opry.
Since moving to Australia in 2005, Doug has been kept busy by
various session work with some of Australia’s best artists. Doug’s
rich deep voice is the perfect complement to Pete Gervasoni and
Bass, Backing Vocals
With a long and successful career in country music as one of the
industry’s most reliable bass players Bruce has played at all the
major festivals including Tamworth, Mildura and Gympie. Having
backed artists such as Laura Downing, Alan Webster, Sandra
Humphries and Troy Casser-Daley, Bruce brings his experience and
heartfelt vocals to this new and exciting show.
Fiddle, Mandolin, Piano
Born in the Czech Republic Marcy has
a long list of achievements most recently being the Golden Fiddle
award in Tamworth for best fiddle soloist.
Before moving to Australia in 2001, Marcy toured throughout Europe
and Asia. She has backed the likes of Jo Dee Mesinna, Carlene
Carter and The Mavericks.
As one of Australia’s most sort after fiddle players, Marcy always
delivers a show not to be missed, prepared to be blown
Electric Guitar, Songwriter
The modest talents of Howard Malkin were rewarded with a Golden
Guitar for his contribution with Victorian band the Sparnetts.
Having played in the Melbourne pub scene for more than 15 years,
Howard is still in constant demand for live shows and festivals.
Howard now brings his unique style and funky attitude to the
Guitarist and Backing Vocals
Rodger began playing in bands whilst
still at school in Sydney’s bars and club, Rodger found his
passion for Country Music while listening to the likes of Johnny
Cash, Frankie Lane, Marty Robins, Buck Owns and Freddy Hart, after
he did a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Enjoys playing guitar, lap steel, pedal steel, mandolin, and
saxophone, the little man with the big hat, gives it his all on
Pedal Steel, Musical Director.
Considered one of the countries finest Pedal Steel players, Dave
Moore has a who’s who of country music artists to his credit.
Having worked with artists like Adam Harvey, Tania Kernaghan and
Gina Jeffreys, Dave has established himself as one of the world’s
best. This was recently supported when Dave was approached by
Catherine Britt to join her band on her Australian tour.
Dave’s unassuming presence on stage adds the perfect ingredient to
the success of the Rednex.
- Pete Gervasoni
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