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UPDATE ON PETER ABDOU - 2000 THRU 2001

Here is Pete’s most up to date Gig Schedule:

DATE

PLACE

DETAILS

Sat. June 9th
9:30pm
COOL BEANS
Worcester, MA
All ages/Free
(508)752-2326
Fri. June 15th
10pm
The Attic Bar
Union Street(RESTAURANT)
Newton,MA
21+
Sat. June 16th
9:30pm
COOL BEANS
Worcester, MA
All ages/Free
(508)752-2326
Performing with Nauset(formerly MILK)
Thurs. June 21st
9pm
A Coat Of Arms
174 Fleet St.
Portsmouth,NH
(603)431-0407
Sunday June 24th
The Attic,Union St. Restaurant
Newton,MA
(Benefit show) Kat will perform solo
Thursday June 28th
The Blackstone
Cumberland RI
(401)726-2181

May/June 2001- Well the boys from Downchild have come and gone, performing 6 great shows. Thanks to all who attended, it was a blast. Look for a new CD out soon which will include the three songs available now. june will hopefully bring the release of the new Katrin CD as well as a few others Pete has performed on. Meanwhile he will continue shows with Katrin and the band Nauset, formerly known as MILK. May Performances:
Thursday May 10th The SKYBAR, Somerville, MA -KATRIN
Fri. May 11th The Lucky Dog Worcester, MA- DOWNCHILD
Sat. May 12th Cool Beans Worcester, MA - KATRIN
Wed. May 16th Cool Beans Worcester MA- DOWNCHILD
Thur. May 17th The Living Room Providence RI - DOWNCHILD
Fri. May 18th Jack's Saloon Uxbridge MA- DOWNCHILD
Sat. May 19th The Lucky Dog Worcester, MA- DOWNCHILD
Sat. May 26th The Blackstone Cumberland RI- KATRIN
Sun. May 27th The Burren Somerville MA – KATRIN

March/April 2001 - Continued work on the long anticipated Katrin album, don't worry it's gettin done! Milk is ready to release their CD Produced and engineered by Pete and the band, Thomas has started work again on his shelved release and Pete is now getting ready for the return of Downchild for a studio release as well as live shows in May. He has also done a few songs with a Fall River based band for a CD due out in June.

March/April Performances:
Don't Remember right now.

January/February 2001 - Well this month was a stand still as far as gigs went. Pete didn't do any shows with Katrin, but did do one fill in show with the band MILK. The studio on the other hand has been super busy. Katrin has recruited a number of area guitar players to hopefully finish the lead tracks on the new CD due out in May. On top of that Pete has been engineering and producing the new releases from, The Second Hand Novas and MILK both records due out this year. As well as doing a number of projects in the studio for Whites music.

February saw the start of gigs again, thank god. Still alot of studio activity right through the month as well as going to several area studios and helping tune and sound test drum sets.

January/February Performances:
Saturday January 20th- The Lucky Dog, Worcester MA- Milk
Saturday February 3rd- Cool Beans, Worcester MA- Katrin
Friday February 16th- Jarrods, Attleboro MA- KAtrin
Tuesday, February 20th- Emily's, Boston MA- Katrin

November/December 2000 - The month of November has been fun so far, a lot of studio projects including the Second Hand Novas which Pete is producing as well as performing some percussion and vocals, and Milk, which he is engineering. Other studio projects include, Knights Past, Thomas, Katrin, Bumbles Bounce and BAM, all expected for an early 2001 release. The response for Katrin has been enormous. With the show schedule building and the release of a new website, w3.to/katrin, things are picking up, the band was even chosen as one of the semifinalists in the Guitar Center sponsored “ BAND SLAM” to compete for a $10,000.00 recording package courtesy of Diamond Hill Studios in Rhode Island. Peter also was one of 6 judges for the Guitar Center yearly nationwide “Drumoff” ,where amateur drummers can show there stuff for 5 minutes to win prizes and move on to the regional competition in New York. From there they go to the nationals to compete for , among other things, a brand new Ford Explorer. Pete says of the competition “ I’m not much for supporting competitions but it was a lot of fun to see the younger kids have enough guts to perform in front of so many other drummers.”

For the next month or so, Pete will be finishing up some studio projects, teaching a bit and playing steady with Katrin, there is even a rumor of Katrin releasing their first CD in February. Who knows, it could happen. Have a great Holiday Season and be sure to come out to some shows and see Pete perform. If there are any questions at all about any topic, feel free to email Pete at pabdou@hotmail.com . It is always nice to hear from friends and strangers alike.

Pete just finished recording one song for the group "mkUltra" at NewCastle Sound in Barrington RI. He also performed at the Guitar Center Band Slam semi finals with Katrin where he met mkUltra and was asked to perform on the record.

November/December Performances:
Thursday, November 2nd- The Grog,Newburyport MA- Katrin
Friday, November 3rd- The Station, Warwick RI w/"The Fixx"- Katrin
Saturday, November 4th- The Middleeast Cafe', Cambridge MA- Katrin
Saturday, November 18th- The Blackstone, Cumberland RI- Katrin
Monday, November 20th- Dodge St., Salem MA- Katrin
Tuesday, November 21st- The Call, Providence RI, Guitar Center Band Slam Semi-Finals- Katrin
Saturday, November 25th- The Blackstone, Cumberland RI- Katrin

Saturday, December 2nd- The MiddleEast Cafe', Cambridge,MA- Katrin
Saturday, December 9th- Johnny Macs, Attleboro MA- Katrin & Slycee Jenkins
Thursday, December 21st- The Blackstone, Cumberland RI- Katrin
Wednesday, December 27th- 100.1FM WBRS Radio Performance- Katrin
Friday, December 29th- Skybar, Somerville MA- Katrin

September/October - After a few shows this month with Katrin, Pete will fly to Phoenix, Arizona on the 27th, along with Tony Dilorenzo, of Downchild,Bumbles Bounce and now Milk fame. He will begin recording the third long awaited Downchild CD with the other two long lost members. He is scheduled to perform a few dates as well during their stay and then will return to Mass. on October 8th to resume shows with Katrin as well as finish up on the new CD due out before x-mas. Other CD's getting ready to be released are "Thomas" who along with Pete will be spending most of October in the studio mixing. Then the long awaited Bumbles Bounce follow up record will hopefully be finished by the end of the year.

September/October Performances:
Friday, September 1st -The Blackstone, Cumberland RI - Bumbles Bounce
Sunday, September 3rd - Concerts on the Common series, Norwood MA- Norwood Community Orchestra
Saturday, September 16th -The Middle East Café, Cambridge MA- Katrin and Bumbles Bounce
Friday, September 22nd- The Met Café, Providence RI-Katrin
Sunday, September 24th- The Station, Warwick, RI- Katrin

Saturday, October 7th- O’Kelly’s, Tempe AR- Downchild
Tuesday, October17th- Skybar, Somerville, MA-Katrin
Tuesday, October 24th- The Kells, Allston, MA- Katrin and Tom Bianchi
Saturday, October 28th- Halloween Party, Salem MA- Katrin
Monday, October 30th- Nobody’s, Providence RI- Katrin

July/August 2000 - I have arrived safely back home after about 6 flights on a plane within two weeks. Whew! Anyway I had a great time in L.A. and got to do quite a bit. Such as visit Mexico for a couple days, catch a Dodger game (DODGER DOGS!!!) and try many many different foods along the way. I also got to fly to scalding hot Phoenix AR to perform with two of the Downchild Boys at Alice Cooper's bar. Way Cool! 400 people and madness! I also had the pleasure of meeting and watching two legends work. Richy Hayward, drummer for Little Feat and Luis Conte, Percussionist for everybody! It was amazing. Other than that I sat in with a few bands around L.A. and visited with friends. And I made it home alive. Yeah! This August I will be busy, with 3 records to finish and a fourth to start as well as gigs with Katrin and Bumbles Bounce. I will also hopefully be catching my favorite skin basher Mr. Kenny Aronoff at the Tweeter Center on August 19th with John Fogerty. You should too! Oh yeah and Steve, the producer of Ally McBeal loved the Bumbles Bounce t-shirts so I gave him some, ya never know you might see one on the show. See you all real soon.

July/August Performances:
July 2nd- Songwriter series concert,Somerville MA- Katrin
July 19th- Baha Cantina, Santa Monica CA- Funk/Jazz group
July 22nd- Cooper'stown, Phoenix Arizona- Downchild (sorta)
July 29th- Middle East Cafe, Cambridge MA- Katrin
August 5th- The Blackstone, Cumberland RI- Katrin
August 13th- The Station,Warwick RI- Katrin
August 25th- Middle East Cafe, Cambridge MA- Katrin

June/July 2000 - Most of June has been cool, alot of good shows and a few more to go. Also, Pete has been hard at work learning the ins and outs of drum editing at E. Dagener Productions

Also mixing four songs for the soon to be released Katrin CD. Then July 12th Pete leaves for Los Angeles to Scout some recording studios to possibly meet some new people and just have a generally great time. When he returns on July 26th (his 30th birthday, shhhhhh) he will be performing with Katrin and Bumbles Bounce for the rest of the summer and hopefully finish both the newest Bumbles Bounce and Thomas CD's.

May/June 2000 - Still hard at work on the latest Bumbles Bounce CD as well as Thomas' new recording. I will be gigging steady with Katrin and playing some fill in shows for The Board of Education.

May/June Performances:
June 4th - St Clements Church ,Somerville MA- St. Clements Choir
June 6th - The Met Café, Providence RI- Katrin
June 8th - The Middle East Café ,Cambridge MA- Board Of Education
June 9th - The Middle East Café ,Cambridge MA- Katrin
June 10th - The Blackstone ,Cumberland RI - Bumbles Bounce
June 11th - St. Clements Church, Somerville MA- Clements Choir
June 23rd - Union St/ The Attic bar, Newton MA- Katrin
June 24th - Anniversary, Walpole MA- The Moondogs
June 30th - Middle East Café, Cambridge MA- Katrin

May 13th- The Blackstone, Cumberland RI- Katrin
May 18th - The Middle East Café, Cambridge MA- Board Of Education
May 19th - Boston Harbor Booze Cruise, benefit for Jimmy Fund- Katrin

March/April 2000 - The next two months will hopefully put finishing touches to the second Bumbles Bounce CD and a first from Thomas.

March/April Performances:
March 4th -Middle East Café ,Cambridge MA- Katrin
March 17th - The Rebel, Walpole MA - Bumbles Bounce
March 25th - Blackstone, Cumberland RI -Bumbles Bounce and Katrin
April 1st at Union St. Newton MA - Katrin
April 14th at The Middleeast café ,Cambridge MA - Katrin
April 22nd - Johnny Macs, Attleboro MA- Slycee Jenkins
April 27th - Middle East Café, Cambridge MA- Katrin
April 29th - Worcester Palladium, Worcester MA- Katrin

January/February 2000 - Gigging steadily with Bumbles Bounce and Katrin, Pete will keep up his busy teaching schedule while also running a week long drum seminar for Whites Music. He also recently played at a CD release for Attleboro based band Slycee Jenkins for which he played 5 songs. The songs he performed live were cuts he recorded with the band. Pete continues to drive hard and straight ahead being booked right through March of this year.

January/February Performances:
February 4th - Middle East Café , Cambridge MA- Katrin
February 19th - Union St./Attic Bar, Newton MA - Katrin
February 21st-25th- Whites Music Drum Seminar
February 26th- Whites Music Performance

January 6th - Middle East Café ,Cambridge MA- Katrin
January 7th - The Blackstone, Cumberland RI- Bumbles Bounce
January 15th - Johnny Macs, Attleboro MA - Slycee Jenkins
January 29th - The Blackstone, Cumberland RI- Katrin

November/December 1999 - On the 3rd of Nov. Pete and the group, The Peasants embarked on a 3 week tour of the midwest. The tour schedule was as follows:

Wed 11/3 Clover Club, Tiffin, OH
Thurs. 11/4 Macs Bar, E. Lansing, MI
Fri 11/5 Old Miami, Detroit, MI
Sat. 11/6 Rte 33, Wapakoneta, OH
Sun. 11/7 Cuppa Java, E. Lansing ,MI
Mon. 11/8 Mama Einstein's, Athens, OH
Tues, 11/9 Little Brothers, Columbus, OH
Wed. 11/10 The Alley, Springfield, IL
Thurs. 11/11 Concert Caf‚, Green Bay, WI
Fri 11/12 Beaners, Duluth, MN
Sat. 11/13 Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Sun 11/14 Roby's, Chicago, IL
Wed. 11/17 Studio 69, Grand Rapids, MI
Thurs.. 11/18 Howard's, Bowling Green, OH
Fri. 11/19 31st St. Pub, Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. 11/20 Trocadero's, Philadelphia PA

The shows were very well received and fun was had by all. The tour lasted from the 3rd until the 21st and when they returned Pete was looking at 6 more shows with 3 different bands in 2 weeks, after that he would look forward to 2 weeks off over the holidays.

Other November/December Performances:
December 10th - Middle East, Cambridge MA- Katrin
December 11th - Union St., Newton MA - Katrin

November 25th - Lucky Dog, Worcester MA - Downchild
November 28th- Whites Music Drum Circle

September/October 1999 - Peter will hit the studio with Katrin Roush late September to start her full length CD, he will also start preproduction on a couple of songs for Knights Past and has another Rhythm and Groove seminar slated for early October. He will also be performing live with Downchild, Katrin Roush, Bumbles Bounce and The Peasants, a Boston band for which he will tour the United States with in early November. A 6 night a week 3 week tour is scheduled.

September/October Performances:
October 7th - Cantab Lounge, Cambridge MA - The Peasants
October 9th- The Living Room, Providence RI - Downchild
October 10th- American Athletic Club, Miford MA - Downchild
October 20th- Lucky Dog, Worcester MA - Downchild
October 22nd- The Tank, Revere Beach MA - Downchild
October 23rd- American Athletic Club, Milford MA,- Downchild
October 29th- Jacks Saloon, Uxbridge MA- Downchild
October 30th- Showcase Cinemas drumcircle, North Attleboro MA - Whites Music

September 3rd- Century Lounge, Providence RI- Downchild
September 4th- The Times, Boston MA- Psyche Ward Orchestra
September 9th- Kendall Café, Cambridge MA- Katrin
September 11th- Webster Hall, Wareham MA- The Peasants
September 12th- The Times, Boston MA - The Peasants
September 17th- The Middle East, Cambridge MA- Katrin, Bumbles Bounce and Milk
September 18th- Harvard Square, Cambridge MA- The Peasants
September 20th- Harvard Square- The Peasants
September 24th- Jacks Saloon, Uxbridge MA-Downchild

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