Pete Lesperance

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Pete Lesperance
Birth name Peter Lesperance
Born (1968-10-13) October 13, 1968 (age 49)
Origin Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Harem Scarem, Fair Ground

Pete Lesperance is a Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer best known as the lead guitarist for the Canadian hard rock band Harem Scarem.[1] Lesperance was born October 13, 1968 in Scarborough, Ontario. Lesperance was a guitarist in the Oshawa metal band Minotaur before forming Harem Scarem with Blind Vengeance vocalist Harry Hess in 1987.

Lesperance's solo album, Down In It, was released in 2004 in Japan only, where Harem Scarem had their main fanbase.[2] With fellow guitarist Mike Turner (ex-Our Lady Peace), they put together the band Fair Ground.[3][4] Together they released a new version of Down In It.

Lesperance's own studio, Hope Songs, is located in Toronto, Ontario. Lesperance has produced many bands, including the rock band One Short. He is currently finishing up albums for Canadian Idol contestants Aaron Walpole and Suzi Rawn.[citation needed]

His influences include Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, Nuno Bettencourt and Steve Vai.[citation needed]

Discography

With Minotaur

  • 83-87 (EP) (2004) -material was recorded in the early 80s

With Harem Scarem

With Rubber

Solo

  • Down In It (2004)
  • Fade Into Stars (2012)

With Fair Ground

  • Down In It (2006)

Guest Appearances/Collaborations

  • Doctor Rock & The Wild Bunch - Stark Raving Mad (1994) - Guitars
  • Honeymoon Suite - 13 Live (1994) - Engineer, Mixer
  • Mystery - Backwards (1995) - Producer (with Harry Hess)
  • Lame - Ol' Doctor Bomb (1996) - Producer (With Harry Hess)
  • Fall From Grace - Within The Savage Garden (1997) - Guitar Technician
  • Steve Holliday - Stark Raving Mad (1997) - Guitars
  • Xntrik - Focus (1997) - Guitar Technician
  • Fiore - Body Electric (1998) - Producer
  • Fiore - Today Till' Tomorrow (1998) - Producer (With Harry Hess)
  • Rafa Martin - Corazon De Hierro (2000) - Guitars
  • Stupid Angel - Stupid Angel (2000) - Producer (With Harry Hess)
  • John Boswell - Stranger In The Mirror (2002) - Guitars
  • Ken Tamplin - Wake The Nations (2003) - Guitars
  • Maureen Leeson - aka MOE (2003) - Guitars
  • Billy Klippert - Billy Klippert (2004) - Composer, Guitars
  • Brian Tulk - The Pop Machine (2004) - Guitars
  • Brian Tulk - Paperweight (2007) - Guitars
  • John Grolman - Existence (2009) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • LORD - Set in Stone (2009) - Guest guitar solo: Track 11: "New Horizons"
  • Liberty N' Justice - Light It Up (2010) - Guitars, Backing Vocals: Track 11: "Beautiful Decision"

References

  1. ^ "Harem Scarem: Biography", Jam! Canadian Pop Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  2. ^ Bliss, Karen (June 10, 2004). "Harem Scarem and OLP guitarists start band", Jam! Music. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  3. ^ Monk, Jeff (January 6, 2007). "Fair Ground: Down In It (Hope Songs)", Winnipeg Free Press, p. C4.
  4. ^ Krewen, Nick (spring 2006). "Together but separate", Words & Music 13 (1): 24.

External links

  • Official Site
  • Official Harem Scarem Site
  • Myspace Page
  • Minotaur Myspace
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