Peter Knight

Musician • Composer • Teacher

"Instrumentalist of the Year"    Fatea Magazine 2017

“Musician of the Year” 2016

"Instrumentalist of the Year"    Fatea Magazine 2015

“Peter Knight can spin the World on his Bow”    Sir Terry Pratchett


"Peter Knight can spin the world on his bow” so said no less a philosopher and writer than Sir Terry Pratchett, a man who knows what it is to invent a world…several actually.

Equally at home in diverse worlds/scenarios, Peter is a skilled practitioner who conjures and crafts aural images as well as contrasting soundscapes. His years of experience crossing boundaries and genres mean his music falls beyond categorisation and narrow thinking.

Ask him and he’ll more than likely respond that he plays what makes him happy or satisfies his melodic curiosity, which basically comes down to a philosophy that allows for questing, enquiry and partnership whilst constantly pushing the envelope.

From beginnings in the rarefied halls of the Royal Academy to international stages the world over with Steeleye Span, who strove to give ancient roots contemporary guise, via the endless morphing of free music with respected specialist Trevor Watts, gentle classical reflections in his solo offerings and work for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, there is nothing predictable about a musician whose music is as mercurial as quicksilver but always thoroughly absorbing, distinctive, enduring and above all fascinating"

Simon Jones (fRoots.)

The Gigspanner Big Band and Johns Spiers
Peter Knight and John Spiers
Work in Progress
Gigspanner Trio
Gigspanner Trio
The Gigspanner Big Band

"Peter Knight shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and place it back as neatly as it was before being taken"

fRoots Magazine

Although his name is synonymous with the seminal Folk-Rock Band Steeleye Span and more recently with his own trio Gigspanner, Peter Knight has avoided being categorised purely as a Folk Musician due to the diversity of musical genres that he chooses to apply to his music making, and to the musicians he has chosen to work with. Peter has a rare gift of being able to seamlessly embrace a number of musical styles with consummate skill and effortless grace.

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