A POTTED HISTORY OF PMHB
Before 2009 when Peter Mouse's Mouse's Band was formed, the majority of the band, played hockey together for Old Bristolian's Hockey Club (OB’s). Nick, Pete and Greg lived in a flat together in Bristol where after several cider induced nights out and subsequent jamming sessions, we decided to form a band. We roped in Susie, Andy and Mike from OB's, different skill sets, and some surfer dude mate of Pete's who could drum but who’s drum kit was in Pembrokeshire, Steve. Out of this was born a great friendship, one which has so far lasted life’s “Wooden banister” and the splinters that go with it.
The name, how do you name a band? After a few more ciders, it became clear…… “Peter Mouse's House Band” as Pete's mum called him Peter Mouse and this was his house, (actually flat) and we were a band.
The band got off to a good start. Our first real gig was at our friend Toria's mini festival, a garden island somewhere on the Somerset/Devon border. Everyone will remember this night not for the music but for the people falling into the river... For some strange reason people warmed to us and as time went on, mostly through word of mouth, we started to pick up an ever increasing amount of gigs varying from birthdays, formal weddings and corporate events. In time, we became more polished, professional and more importantly confident playing in front of lively audiences.
The last thirteen years has been an amazing journey for us. We've played in some fantastic settings and met many inspiring people along the way. We have been privileged to have been part of some very special moments and we are very lucky to be supported by our friends and groupies.
A highlight for us at PMHB was when we were asked to play a wedding gig in Corsica. This makes us international, fact.