RNCM Announces 2016 Honorands

PWL is thrilled to announce that our very own Pete Waterman is amongst the RNCM’s 2016 list of Honorands!

The Coventry-born entrepreneur, who has sold over 500 million records during his 40 year career, will be awarded Fellowship of the RNCM (FRNCM) alongside alumnus Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive of the Young Classical Artists’ Trust, and award-winning composer Professor Gary Carpenter for services to music.

Professor Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal, said: The RNCM is one of the world’s leading conservatoires, not only for gifted classical musicians, but for talented popular music students too.

‘Every day our students take inspiration from professional tutors, performers and industry experts from all over the world, and it is a pleasure to be able to acknowledge the incredible achievements of Pete Waterman, Alasdair Tait and Gary Carpenter in this way.’

Pete, Alasdair and Gary will be awarded their Fellowships at the College’s Congregation of Awards in December when the RNCM will also present Honorary Membership (HonRNCM) to Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Susan Baines, RNCM Vice-Principal (Operations), and Dr Howard Keable, who retires as Secretary of the RNCM Board of Governors later this year.


EXCLUSIVE Manchester Evening News interview with Pete available here

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Listen To Pete on BBC WM & BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

lee-ashton-pete-waterman-cw2-photoPete presents his new show every Saturday from 12 – 2pm BBC WM & BBC Coventry and Warwickshire . The Pete Waterman Show is a magical mix of fantastic music from all eras. With his wealth of music knowledge there are plenty of surprises and Pete promises that there’ll always be something in there you don’t expect to hear.

Pete says: “I care passionately about the West Midlands – it’s where I started and it’s the part of the country with the very best people. I can’t wait to talk to listeners and to share some stories.”

Editor of BBC WM, Sarah Harness says “I am absolutely delighted that Pete has joined the station.  His love and knowledge of music shines through and every show is a surprise.  It’s great to have him back in the West Midlands!”

Listen to BBC Coventry and Warwickshire on 94.8FM or on Digital Radio www.bbc.co.uk/bbccoventryandwarwickshire

Listeners can listen live online or catchup on each show for 30 days via the BBC iPlayer

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Dead or Alive Box Set


The long-awaited Dead Or Alive ‘Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI’ is out on the 28th October and has been personally curated by Pete Burns and Steve Coy.

The 19-disc release features the original album tracklistings plus a plethora of rarities, live recordings, alternate mixes, instrumental versions and more than 12 previously unreleased remixes and tracks from their vaults, bringing a unique collection together from the band’s internationally successful career for the very first time.

Three albums make their official debut UK release; ‘FAN THE FLAME (PART 1)’, ‘NUKLEOPATRA’ and ‘FRAGILE’, with new cover design.

This deluxe book set features a 4,000 word historical recollection by Pete Burns.doa_sophisticated_boom_box_2d-sm

An Amazon exclusive is also available where you will also receive a signed print!

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Check out the trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zJJ9oeSrdo

Pete Burns 1959 – 2016

Everyone at PWL was devastated to learn of Pete Burns’ passing on October 23rd.  We will all miss him greatly.  We all send our love and deepest condolences to Michael, Lynne and Steve.

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