Pete Merriweather – Drummer & Producer

Jeff Sorenson with Drumsmack TV Guest Pete Merriweather on Episode 96

Jeff Sorenson with Drumsmack TV Guest Pete Merriweather on Episode 96

Pete Merriweather grew up in a musical family and took to drums at a young age. He has fond memories of getting in trouble because he stayed out past curfew while playing gigs around Chicago. He is known as a team player who pays attention to detail, and is easy to work with. His energetic and driving playing is focused on supporting the performer.

“Petey-Pete”, as he is known to his peers, graduated from Columbia College in Chicago where he studied the arts, entertainment and media management. He also studied at The Recording Arts Center in San Diego, becoming certified in AVID and ProTools.

Currently he drums for Aaron Carter and Paris Escovedo.

Watch Pete Merriweather on Drumsmack TV Episode 96

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Professional Drummer 1988 – present
  • Sequencer / Programmer: 1991- present
  • Rigs of choice: Protools version 11. HD, Akai 2000-5000 series drum machines
  • Program, sequence and arrangement of songs, for recording artist, concert tours and or recordings

RECORDINGS AND / OR TOURS:

  • PARIS ESCOVEDO BAND (Present)
  • SLAAMD (2007-2010)
  • BEBE WINANS (2004)
  • TICHINA ARNOLD ( 2004-2005 )
  • NICK CARTER – (BackStreet Boys) (2002)
  • LESLIE CARTER (2001-2003)
  • EVERETT B. WALTERS (2001-2008)
  • AARON CARTER (2000-present)
  • EN VOGUE (1997-1998)
  • KOTTON MOUTH KINGS (1996-1997 )
  • BERNIE MAC (1993- 2004)
  • KEVON EDMONS:AFTER 7 (1992-1998)
  • ALEXANDER O’NEAL/CHERRELLE (1988-1992 )

Pete Merriweather

Pete Merriweather


AVID Protools Engineer / Programmer:

  • Brandi Williams/Blaque (2013-2015)
  • Timbaland (2013)
  • Victoria Swarovski (2011-2013)
  • Everett B. Walters (2005-2008)
  • D.A.R.P./Dallas Austin Recording Project (1992)

Television performances: Saturday Night Live, Jay Leno, MTV VMA, Disney, Teen Choice Awards, Gucci Chime for Change : London, Early Morning Show , VH-1, AMA Awards, David Letterman, Rose O’Donnell, BET J, Early Morning Show, Vibe television show, Keenan Ivory show, Arsenio Hall.

ENDORSEMENTS:

  • YAMAHA DRUMS, NORTH AMERICA – 15 yrs
  • ZILDJIAN CYMBALS – 18 years
  • HART ELECTRONICS – 10 years
  • VATER STICK CO. – 15 years
  • EVANS DRUM HEADS – 1 year
  • ULTIMATE EARS – 4 years
Pete Merriweather

Pete Merriweather

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