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Peter Caulton Collection

 
 

P.C. Caulton and The Pickups - Formed 1983, Wellington, New Zealand
Peter Caulton (Vocals/Guitar), Martin Hope (Guitar/Vocals), Craig Reeves (Guitar/Keyboards), Andrew Forrer (Bass) - not shown Gary Young (Drums)

 
 

In 1983, Peter formed a group in Wellington called PC Caulton and the Pickups which consisted of Peter on guitar and vocals, Martin Hope on guitar and vocals, Andrew Forrer on bass, and Gary Young on drums.  Martin Hope is best remembered from his time with the Fourmyula, while Andrew Forrer had previously been with Beech and in Australia in 1979 with 33° South.  PC Caulton and the Pickups released one single in 1983 called Take Me To The Cricket.  During their time Gary Young was replaced by David Williams, who in turn was replaced by Nick Pittman on drums.  Other members were Suzie Dickinson on vocals and Craig Reeves on guitar and keyboards.

 
 

P.C. Caulton and The Pickups
Take Me To The Cricket
Ode 730-A


P.C. Caulton and The Pickups
Andrew Forrer, Martin Hope, Craig Reeves, Suzie Dickinson and Peter Caulton


P.C. Caulton and The Pickups
Take Me To The Cricket Continued ...
Ode 730-B

 

 

P.C. Caulton and The Pickups
Peter Caulton, Martin Hope, Craig Reeves, Andrew Forrer and Barry Fletcher


P.C. Caulton and The Pickups
Peter Caulton, Craig Reeves, Martin Hope, Barry Fletcher, Peter Caulton (front)

 
 

Peter Caulton was the big man with the big voice.  Described by the experienced music critic Dave Dawson as one of the best contemporary music interpreters in Australia, Peter Caulton has delivered the music and humour of Downunder to many corners of the globe, and the list of places where he has visited and performed is impressiev ..... The Pacific Islands, The United States, Africa, South America and Europe.

 
 

P.C. Caulton and The Pickups at Spurs, Melbourne


P.C. Caulton and The Pickups at Spurs, Melbourne

 
 

Music has been a big part of his life since his early school days in New Zealand.  It started with listening to rock'n' roll and country music on the radio and playing on the ukulele with his Maori friends.  During the following years he perfected his skills in youth clubs, school parties, coffee houses and sports clubs, working on radio and television shows with artists as diverse as Slim Whitman, Sheb Wooley, Stella Parton and Kenny Rogers before crossing the Tasman Sea to continue his career in Australia where he quickly became a regular guest at all major country music festivals.  During the following years he toured with his band P.C. Caulton and the Pickups through the concert halls as well as to the outback Aborigine Reserves.  He appeared on radio and television shows and toured with Jerry Jeff Walker, Emmylou Harris, the Burrito Brothers, the Little River Band and John Rowles.

 
 

P.C. Caulton


P.C. Caulton and The Pickups at Spurs, Melbourne once more


Greg Noakes publicity shot