Pete Allan drops new 'Hurdles' single and announces Bunbury gig

Queensland musician Pete Allan has the perfect smooth Sunday afternoon musical feel.

And he’s bringing that sound to Bunbury, despite the gig being on a Friday night.

A musical epitome of the paradise hub of Noosa he grew up in, Allan and the Pete Allan Collective have an effortless blend of cool vocals and swaying rhythms often described as a blend of Pete Murray, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper.

Following on from the success of his first taster Lost and Found, Allan has released his latest single Hurdles from his new EP Ripples.

The song continues to highlight Allan’s storytelling gift and perfectly matches his lifestyle – a blend of coastal warmth and down-to-earth honesty that transports listeners to wherever they’d rather be.

Touring in support of his new single from Ripples, Allan will perform at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Bunbury on Thursday, September 7 before heading to Margaret River for a gig at Settlers Tavern on Friday, September 8.

In his interview with The Mail, Allan said his latest EP came from a lot of musical influences, but the overall sound was different to his normal work.

Ripples was a group of songs that didn’t fit with the other ones that I write, they were more socially driven and all had a similar underlying theme about social awareness,” he said.

Hurdles is a message of inspiration drawn from the actions of those unrecognised heroes in our lives.

“It’s like a letter to people who inspire you and those people you could never have a conversation with and say that they inspire you because they’re always too humble to take it so it’s kind of like a way to say that their actions really do inspire others even if that wasn’t their intention.

“These actions remind us to never give up on our dreams and goals and to push through challenges.”

Allan said Bunbury can expect a fantastic night from him and the Pete Allan Collective on his WA tour.

“It will be a four-piece band so audiences can expect a story-driven, surfy roots rock tones and just a good envrionment,” he said.

”We love to have fun and meet new people and coming to Bunbury is exciting because it’s new community – I’ve never played there, only travelled.”

Pete Allan will perform at the Prince of Wales Hotel on Thursday, September 7. For more information visit peteallan.com