I’ve recorded/rewritten a Shirley Collins song for a new compilation to help fund a film about her. See the video below: Shirley Collins comes from Sussex and and wrote and performed as a key member of the English folk revival of the 1950s. It’s her role in the legendary Lomax recordings that also form her […]
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Who is Filthy Pedro?
Originating from an unpronounceable rural outback of Anglesey and rumoured to possess mysterious druid-like powers.
An imp of the perverse and pioneer of the UK anti-folk scene. Filthy can often be seen playing with the Carthaginians, a band of lunatic musicians who keep on losing it.
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"A raucous, indeed filthy, songwriter whose tracks fit somewhere between Jeffrey Lewis's mordant wordplay and the beat-up folk of Will Oldham's Palace Brothers"
"thoroughly excellent (and a bit odd)"
"Author of couplet of the decade: Drinking Jack Daniel's in the bathtub/Making a pact with Beelzebub"
“Self-consciously amateurish and defiantly lo-fi"
Michael Hogan, Vanity Fair:
“If Filthy Pedro didn't write the book on perversely ingenious acoustic rock’n’roll, he can at least find it using a card catalogue”
Time Out New York:
“Is Filthy Pedro to dirty sanchez as chips are to fries?”
What’s he up to?
Gilgamesh famously failed in his bid for immortality, but I’ve always been tempted by the idea, and so this Easter weekend represents a rare chance at actually achieving it thanks to an old legend in the Peak District, England’s oldest National Park. Once a year, on Easter Eve, legend has it that an ancient Mermaid goes for an […]
Filthy Pedro might have done another vanishing act, but we’ve decided to spruce up the website. It’s been neglected for way too long. Plans are to add a big backlog of images and magazine articles, and if we can get the boffins to look at it, update the Rock’n’Roll points test.