Born and raised in Sydney, Pete started playing cornet in the school brass band at the age of 9 Years. (De La Salle College at Revesby Heights for those of you who are interested!) Not long after, he commenced studying trumpet with Harry Berry, a well respected, and seasoned studio player/brass teacher of the time.
The Early Years
From the age of 13, Pete was a regular featured soloist with Burwood Concert Band under the direction of Harry Berry, for ABC National Radio. His life as a young teenager was filled with brass bands, marching competitions, solo eisteddfods and lots of laughing to pass the hours away on the long bus trips. In 1973, Pete performed on the high rating, national, talent TV show BP / Holden Showcase (Crawford Productions) winning all his heats and taking out the Judges second prize in the Grand Final.
After the BP / Holden Showcase experience, Pete decided that his secure bank job just wasn't as exciting as he had hoped, so he settled for the insecurity and excitement that music had to offer. Since taking that first step, Pete has been a busy boy to say the least.
Pete has been privileged to work with many music stars over the years, including: Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jnr, Bob Hope, Liza Minelli, Cleo Laine, Englebert Humperdink, Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, Tom Jones, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, The Temptations, James Morrison, John Farnham, Anthony Warlow, Natalie Cole, Bobby Rydel, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Morrison, The Gypsy Kings, Richard Marx, Grace Knight, Las Vegas Motown Magic, Michael Crawford.
He also toured with Olivia Newton-John and Sir Cliff Richard on Richard’s 40th Anniversary Australasian tour.
Pete has played lead trumpet with the following fantastic bands: Daly Wilson Big Band, The Glen Miller Band, Ed Wilson Big Band, The Right Stuff, Tommy Tycho Orchestra, The Australian Arts Orchestra, John Morrison & Swing City, Sydney All Star Big Band, Dan Barnett Big Band
A versatile musician, Pete has also lent his talents to albums, jingles and film scores, as well as television shows. He played live on air for The Mike Walsh Show and The Midday Show for more than 10 years, and appeared in a TV special called Oils On Water with seminal Australian rock band Midnight Oil.
Pete has been involved with the following world-class productions: Chicago, Candide, Song And Dance, Guys And Dolls, The Stripper (Sydney Theatre Company), HMS Pinafore, Sugar Babies, Me And My Girl, Hot Shoe Shuffle (Sydney & Adelaide) , Miss Saigon, Sweet Charity (Melbourne & Sydney), Frank (Tom Burlinson's story of Frank Sinatra in song), Jolson (Brisbane & Sydney), Singing In The Rain (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Hong Kong & Singapore), The Wizard Of Oz, Dirty Dancing, Titanic, Company (Sondheim).
Played trumpet in hundreds of TV and radio advertising jingles, TV show and TV station ID themes, film scores and band and solo artist albums.
Pete has recorded two of his own CDs, the first called THIS TIME, in collaboration with singer/songwriter Khristina Joy. The album is multifaceted, with many feels and styles, showcasing the talents of twenty-three of Sydney's finest musicians.
PLAYIN' IT STRAIGHT featuring Pete Di Losa and his fabulous Orchestra, is arguably one of the best and swinging big band albums ever produced in Australia,
His latest EP titled Here and Now, is his first solo-feature album, with lush orchestrations and his Big Band still swinging from their very core !
JUST RELEASED - Pete's brand new album ECLECTICISM, featuring great music, great musicians and will make you feel fantastic !
Pete is involved with writing and recording original material for publishers in Europe and the US
Audio engineering, editing and mastering