Pete Lesperance

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COUNTRY: Canada

STYLE: Melodic Hard Rock

PROFILE: Pete Lesperance is a Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer best known as the former lead guitarist for the Canadian melodic rock band Harem Scarem. Lesperance was born October 13, 1968 in Scarborough, Ontario. Lesperance was a guitarist in the Oshawa metal band Minotaur before forming Harem Scarem with Blind Vengeance vocalist Harry Hess in 1987.

Lesperance’s solo album, Down In It, was released in 2004 in Japan only, where Harem Scarem had their main fanbase. With fellow guitarist Mike Turner (ex-Our Lady Peace), they put together the band Fair Ground. Together they released a new version of Down In It.

Lesperance’s own studio, Hope Songs, is located in Toronto, Ontario. Lesperance has produced many bands, including the rock band One Short. He is currently finishing up albums for Canadian Idol contestants Aaron Walpole and Suzi Rawn.

His influences include Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, Nuno Bettencourt and Steve Vai.

ALBUMS

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– Down In It [2004]
– Fade Into Stars [2012]

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