Born in Scotland Peter-John Vettese (he is of Italian origin - half Italian, half Scottish) started learning the piano at the age of four and at nine he was performing live with his father. He appeared on "Opportunity Knocks" (a UK TV talent show hosted by Hughie Green) fronting a band playing 5 Beatles tracks in 3 minutes. Unfortunately, opportunity did not knock for him at that time.
He left home at 17 playing with a variety of groups, including Scottish band R.A.F. in 1981 before joining Jethro Tull in 1982, after answering an advert in Melody Maker (a UK music paper). By 1985 he had left Jethro Tull and was writing, arranging and producing music. He later worked with many established charts acts, such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Go West, Pet Shop Boys, The Bee Gees, Simple Minds, The Cure, Clannad, Carly Simon, Beverley Knight, Heather Small (M People), Melanie C (Spice Girls) and Annie Lennox.
Peter now has a studio in Parsons Green, West London.
After ending the Under Wraps tour on December 18, 1984, Anderson wisely chose to give his voice a much-needed rest, putting the band on another extended hiatus in order to convalesce while tending to his farming business. Back in New York, fresh from his first tour, Doane Perry trotted out photos while playing host to his parents. He recalled:
Peter is mentioned in Donny Osmond's autobiography,
"Life Is Just What You Make It", as Peter did some recording
with him. It was during the period that Donny was trying to get his recording
career back on track and Peter Gabriel was helping him out by letting
him use his studio near Bath. He was working with a producer called George
Acogny and he actually says in his book:
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