An Evening with Pete Waterman
One of the most influential and prolific music moguls of a generation, the man behind more than 100 Top 40 UK Hits and 40 Million records, Pete Waterman, will visit Birmingham Town Hall to tell the inside stories from throughout his career. The acclaimed producer talk through the secrets behind his songwriting craft – from Rick and Kylie through to Steps. With plenty of anecdotes and secrets in between!
This one-man show will give the audience a chance to hear first-hand how a British railway worker managed achieve over 500 million record sales worldwide, becoming not only a producer and songwriter, but also an A&R man, radio DJ, and television presenter. Ever-present through various defining eras of British music, from the 80s synth-pop, right through to the birth of music reality TV in Pop Idol, Pete Waterman’s legacy in launching artists is still to this day being felt in the renewed comeback successes of artists such as Steps, Rick Astley and Kylie Minogue. In 2005, he was awarded an OBE for his services to British music. With an entrepreneurial spirit encompassing several of his biggest passions, another subject Pete will explore is his love and involvement in British Railways. As a charismatic and versatile speaker, he’ll also impart some of his wisdom in this show on how he managed to turn this passion into successful investment.