Absolute Radio 60s Soul man and host of the Q Radio Show.
About Pete Mitchell
Multi Sony Award-winning DJ Pete Mitchell has more than earned his music stripes over the years. He's presented shows which have been described as "the coolest on radio" and interviewed everyone, from Morrissey and Lou Reed to Elvis Costello, Pixies, The Killers, New Order, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.
Born in Manchester, Pete began his career as a sports commentator in 1989 before going on to use his love and knowledge of music to present on Piccadilly Radio, Key 103, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and XFM. He was the Pete bit of Pete & Geoff on Virgin Radio and he hosted the breakfast show and won a sackful of awards.
From the early days, he championed the indie bands of the "Madchester" scene in the 1990s and helped to unleash bands like James, Badly Drawn Boy, and Happy Mondays on radio audiences. He can lay claim to being the first DJ to play Oasis on the airwaves.
Not content with presenting radio shows, Pete's music documentaries have also been aired in America, Canada, Australia and Asia. In 2009 Pete presented various programmes to mark the 50th birthday of the Motown record label as well as specially curated programmes on Screamadelica, the Beach Boys and The Second Summer of Love. As talented with his pen, he's been a columnist for Radio Times and Q Magazine and also hosts the Q Radio Show.
Pete's got loads of great Rock 'N' Roll stories, he's a Husband, a Dad, a Manchester United fan and a lover of red wine.