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The Obscure Jude (Download)

A chance to download the 18 tracks of this 2007 release!

BBC Radio

BBC online. September 2005 - a fresh look back at the early days as guitarist with 'Finish The Story'. Click Here

Peter Bright - BBC Radio 30th September 2005  Finish The Story - Friday Session interview . (2 mins 42 secs. Realplayer.)

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    Buy 'Jig-Saw Man'

    My Solo Releases
    Hope - July 1988
    Jude The Obscure - May 1989
    Extraction - November 1989
    En Face - March 1990
    Morning - July 1990
    Ignition Mix - January 1991

    Thank You St.Jude - 1993
    Extraction 2 - July 1995
    The Sampler 05 - August 2005
    Jig-Saw Man - May 2007

    The Obscure Jude - June 2007

    'The Road to Finish The Story' a personal view by P.Bright (pdf file)

    'Ménage á trois?' an intimate view by P.Bright (pdf file)

    Recording 'Doorways' the beginning and the end. (Why I walked off stage) An Internet conversation between Peter and Garry (pdf file)

    Peter Bright's History - a BBC Online article from Friday 7th January 2000, (18:41 GMT)


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    Mark Wakefield & Peter Bright BBC TV - - 2000 (Realplayer.)


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    Lastest music projects

    Napalm Exmoor National Park

    My solo exhibition Allergy at The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, North Devon, UK, was between 3rd September 2007 – 7th October 2007

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    Video of Exhibition (Sept 07)

    (Oil paint on canvas - see image above - sold) This painting is no longer at the Landmark Theatre it is now in a private collection.

    The seventh (landscape) painting is four canvases stuck together – the title is self explanatory. If this happened maybe a real regeneration of the Exmoor/North Devon economy could happen.

    Napalm - a highly flammable jelly, produced by mixing a thickening agent with petrol, and used in flamethrowers and fire bombs.

    Exmoor National Park - designated park area in south-western England, established in 1954. It occupies 693 sq km (267 sq mi).

    Regeneration - in biology, the ability of a living organism to regrow a portion of its body that has been injured or lost. Plants may regenerate…

    All of the thirteen paintings sold.

    Solo exhibition



    The early days

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    24 Feb 2007 17:11

    Finish The Story:
    Amongst other things, invented the concept of indie-punk arthouse mixed-media ZooTV.
    I was there.
    Skiffle Haze

    22 Feb 2007 15:35

    Don't think the world's gone mad; my pet pigeon Mr Pidge seems quite sane. Evesham never got us 'tis true, but with Mr Mercer subtly coercing me to regurgitate memories I am reminded of how odd it all was. Dig on, Peter.
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    Below a movie taken in a recording studio in Birmingham (Rich Bitch). These images were taken during a recording session when I played bass for 'Mz Jones'. The audio track 'Highest Mountains' (2001) was recorded in M4tr Studios. Vocals by Caroline Burbidge. This is a little bit of history!

    Highest Mountains
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    Collecting Easter eggs and telephone answer machine messages, a video that has taken 20 years to compile.

    Audio by This Window
    Video by Jacob Bright


    Peter Bright - Artist Statement (these snippets could be mine)

    Words taken out of context lose their meaning. Publishing documents that contain controversial language puts the author at risk. Any constructed environment can promote alienation, but it can also enhance communication to form a quasi-organic platform for human interaction. The fact that most of us have an on-line persona suggests that computer communication enables us to visit places and have discussions with people we would normally avoid. We are engaging in the pseudo-anonymous system/society. Underground activities have migrated out of analogue media (the printed word, film etc.) into 'this world'. This world has evolved into a global system with multiple layers in which new authorities compete to control its uses; platform wars, chip races, and operating system alliances. The pseudo-identity of the user is being exposed; law is punishing non-conformity, censorship and the rules of globalization have invaded the system. The Klondike Spirit has taken over the open system and turned it into the homogenized high street we all know.

    (A non-homogeneous system, whose terms and relationships are not constant, allows language to break up, to stumble over the rules of its grammar, by necessity it has to respond radically to other linguistic components, creating a new linguistic order and syntax. )


    The Genetics of Painting?

    There are various ways of making Paintings to recipes, each becoming a question of process and discovery, controlling chance, arranging colour with simple brush strokes, dragging or pouring paint across the surface to reveal a vast range of effects. Traditional materials, the use of drying oils, accelerators, varnishes, 'fat over lean' (applying paint with a higher oil to pigment ratio = fat and paint with a lower oil to pigment ratio = lean) oxidization and poison. Oil paint is still a 'modern medium' you can mix it with commercial decorator's paints or animal fat. I prefer oil paint straight out of the tube - quick, rich with a smell that is edible. The act of painting can be reduced to its most simple and material elements, new materials can be discovered and played with......Is this really painting?..... What is the process/purpose of the creation? Behind the rhetoric and bullshit there must be a reason....otherwise YCRE8


    My career has been split into two camps - Art & Business. I am a graduate from Exeter College of Art and Design ( I have also studied at Wolverhampton and Bristol Universities) and have exhibited (paintings and prints) and performed music. I am also a successful businessman. The dichotomy created by these two diverse vocations (Art & Business)split me in two: as an artist/musician I had great difficulty in adapting to conventional business practices - it was too structured, prescriptive and extremely dull. I then began to look at my business as a 'work of art' and adapted art methodologies to fit the business scenario. I began to 'think into the box' and my maverick attitude proved successful in turning a floundering business into a formidable enterprise and my position and integrity as an artist/musician remained intact.

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    'Often artists' groups have a core of members who initiate activities and support the rest of the group.' Not only is it important to support new groups, it is important for these founding members to fully understand the structures and reasons for creating new groups. They must be asked 'Why are you doing this?' and 'Are there other groups around that already fulfill your needs and aims?' Creating new artist groups/collectives could be counterproductive and create an even more fragmented environment. It is important that a robust armature is created for a network to succeed. If this is achieved then it would be a formidable and powerful organization. My skills are at the 'start up' phase of businesses and organizations, where the creativity of the entrepreneur or group is at its most inventive and vulnerable. I find the energy that is created very infectious but I know that this enthusiasm gradually dies and needs 'mothering' to take it to the next growth phase. To achieve sustainability is key, and I have wide and varied experience of achieving this both in a traditional business environment and in pioneering innovations.

    A mentoring scheme which enables artists and crafts people to access strategies and processes needed to create successful art and business practice would be highly beneficial to individuals and groups.


    I've found a different mix of 'Don't Think I Can Make It' (download here) which appeared on M4tr's 'Sampler#05'. You can get the CD from: Stretch Records

    'This Window' test track. This is a sketch of an idea I'm working on called 'This is For You'(Aug 06) This mp3 is 3.07 MB


    Peter Bright

    Waiting for inspiration (2006)

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    Appearance at 3rd Festival of Mail Art & Independent Music - Live in 1990 at OJC Clichee in Sint-Niklaas. Mastered & "covered" by Oblivion.


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    The Quest For The Perfect Colour

    Producing the perfect specimen,with the perfect colour


    I discovered a book 'Exhibition & Pet Mice' by Tony Cooke L.R.I.C and was fascinated by the concept of using genetics to produce colour. A Frankenstein urge to tamper with genes and create truly living colours. Click here for brief bibliography and my source material

    The first step was to purchase the best raw material for my palette. A gentleman in Brighouse, Yorkshire had a mousery full of excellent breeding stock. I purchased the finest trio he had available. (These were Chocolate and Tans. C/T's contain genes, which allow you to create different varieties; however I had to search high and low for the specific gene I required to create a specimen that would become a 'Breed Champion'.)

    Within a few months I had produced a good strain of mice which were healthy and of a good size. I then began taking them to shows were they were judged, 'under the strictest rules laid down by the National Mouse Club'. I was slowly accepted into this community.


    1/ To reach a high status within this group of people.
    2/ To question and explore their motivation.
    3/ To study their class structure.
    2/ To win a breed cup.


    The Variety to Win the Breed Cup



    Proof of my sucess!

    The proof of my success


    I was tempted to try and produce a tri-coloured mouse (This is genetically impossible). However I settled on a Satin Sable, a type developed by Walter Maxey in the 1880's. A difficult colour prone to obesity and death (see text below on the red gene). I found the 'Satin' gene in Shropshire and acquired a pathetic example that I crossed into my pedigree stock. After several failures with my experiments and selective breeding I eventually produced the beast that won the Sable Cup in July 1987.


    Section on basic colour varieties and how to breed them.


    Their features and body confirmation have to be of a certain type. All examples that do not meet these criteria have to be destroyed, to prevent them contaminating the pure blood line.


    Section on Fatal genetics...obese gene... waltzing gene. Double lethal gene

    The committee members discovered I was an Artist and asked me to become the cartoonist for the 'National Mouse Club News' this I did and created 'The Diary of a Thinking Mouse'. This modest position within the organisation enabled me to observe the hierarchy and social structure of this group. I was never socially accepted and was treated as an outsider. The majority of the people I came into contact with were from the North of England or the poorer suburbs of London. They were Council Workers, caretakers, labourers and retired people. As a group it would be safe to describe them as, mainly 'Working Class' and as is typical with this class of society, they were extremely dull of mind and poorly educated.

    The Father of The Fancy

    Walter Maxey
    Father of the Fancy





    'Death by Sushi'

    Fish can kill me.

    When I was very small (maybe 3 or 4 years old) my grandfather, who lost the sight of one eye from a bullet fired by a German sniper (fortunately not a very good one) during the Battle of the Somme in World War 1, wiped my face with the corner of his apron, an apron he had used to wipe his filleting knife on. He was a grocery shopkeeper who specialized in wet fish.

    I can remember the instantaneous pain and swelling in my eyes, the panic-driven breathlessness, the weeping blindness. The shouting, the accusations, my parent's panic. My poor grandfather was only trying to clean the face of his grubby grandson. My parents were in fear of loosing their only child, the one who was given hours to live a few years earlier……saved by a young doctor who refused to let my parents watch me die and insisted I had a tracheotomy……..thirty or so years later the doctor was knighted and became Sir Michael……Now I have children of my own.

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