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Artist biography Pete Robertson
Around 2010 Pete Robertson was doing the usual rounds as a session drummer, convinced heíd reached his childhood rock musician dreams had reached their pinnacle.
Then along came The Vaccines, critical recognition and success. Recalling the bandís beginnings, while still a session drummer, Pete says: "Itís great to be able to make a living doing music but I thought that was it and the dream you have as a kid was fading fast. I realised I needed something more from my music, some creativity and everyone else was kind of in the same boat so when we got together there was a real energy and enthusiasm. It felt like we were escaping and it was really great. The first rehearsal we had together you could kind of feel something there."
The drummer who put Pete Robertson on to wanting to play drums was Dave Grohl. Says Pete: "Nirvana basically changed my life as it did for most kids at that time Ė that was a proper landmark. Dave Grohlís drumming is brilliant but I think it was that whole band and that whole ethos they had that was so inspiring to people of that generation."
Pete believes drumming keeps him fit: "Iíve got quite skinny arms but I think it must be (good exercise) because Iím not fat and I should be, I eat and drink quite a lot. The most impressive muscle I have is in my hand, no-one ever sees it, itís my thumb muscle. Most drummers if you have really massive biceps itís because you have bad technique. I donít get much love for that thumb."