Pete Ashton

Pete Ashton is a stripped back version of his cover band Goodstock. Performing many recent radio hits, Pete also covers all those classics from the 50’s right through to the 2020’s…

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Pete Ashton Solo is a stripped back version of his cover band Goodstock. Performing many recent radio hits, Pete also covers all those classics from the 50’s right through to the 2020’s with the help of his comprehensive live stage set up. Combining his warm engaging vocals, guitar, stomp box, loop pedal, bass pedal, backing tracks and his vastly diverse set list, he has the capacity to delight any audience. From more upbeat rock/party-style songs to lighter lounge-style tunes, he can appropriate himself to suit any event.

Pete Ashton’s love for music started at the tender age of 5. As a quiet yet curious child, he spent many a night listening through his parent’s record collection inspired and excited by the artist’s ability to influence his thoughts and emotions. The records frequently left on the turntable included the likes of Billy Joel, The Beatles and Wilson Pickett. Pete started on drums in high school and played in a variety of original and cover bands throughout his late schooling years in Melbourne. Soon Pete decided that he wanted to explore having a melodic and more visual influence on the music he performed rather than being stuck on drums at the back of stage only overseeing dynamic and rhythm. So he started playing guitar. His guitar skills flourished after attending Sandringham College and he continued through to study Music Performance at Box Hill, NMIT (VIC) and eventually finishing a Bachelor of Arts degree at RMIT University (Music Performance and Music Business).

Throughout this time he played guitar and sang with many cover and original acts as well as solo at venues such as Crown Casino (VIC), the Esplanade Hotel (‘The Espy’, VIC) and Wild Bills Saloon Bar (VIC) and also performed in a variety of stage theatre bands. After moving to Perth in late 2007, Pete was reunited with the drum kit performing with local cover band ‘Inferno’, at many venues including The Exchange Hotel (Kalgoorlie), Breakers Tavern (Geraldton) and Novaks (Northbridge). After a 6 month stint with Inferno, he became increasingly interested in singing and endeavoured to front and run his own band eventually named ‘Goodstock’.

Pete has taken Goodstock and its various members on a journey throughout WA playing everywhere from the Ocean Beach Hotel, Elephant and Wheelbarrow, Mustang Bar (Perth), The Tambrey (Karratha) and Margaret River Tavern. In addition to Goodstock, he has performed with various cover and original bands including his own project ‘Parker Avenue’. These few years saw Pete perform LIVE on TV and local Radio, and with many other established musicians perhaps most notably Eddie Parise, Frank Celenza (Baby Animals), Chelsea Gibson, Jon Stockman and Chris Judd (Karnivool).
More recently Pete has been performing solo and in various cover/original acts stretching from around the Melbourne area, up to Coffs Harbour, up and around the Noosa and Whitsunday areas, even up to the Torrez Strait area and over through the Northern Territory. Some of the venues include The Vincent (Melbourne), RED-C Events (Coffs Harbour), Anchor Bar and Kitchen (Woolgoolga, NSW), Maguires (Mackay), Beaches Backpackers (Airlie Beach), Seisia Fishing Club, Thursday Island Bowls Club and Katherine Hotel (NT) to name a few. To date, Pete has delighted many an audience with over 1500 live performances across the Australian continent.

Besides music performance, Pete also engages in recording various music and video projects both from his home studio and on location. Within a few short years, he’s recorded/mixed and released 3 original EP’s, won an award for β€˜Best Alternative Song’ for Parker Avenue’s β€˜Imprudence’ (It Isn’t Dead EP), which was also distributed on β€˜Poison Thorn Records’ via Sony, as well as complete countless demo and video projects. Pete has also worked in the TV and Radio industry as an audio engineer and location sound recordist. He has worked with PERTHSOUNDO, Digital Outpost etc; and production companies such as Soundbyte, Factor 30 and Powerhouse on various documentaries and TV commercials for RACV, SGIO, BHP, ECU, Woodside etc

Be sure to check out lead singer Pete’s trio GOODSTOCK.. if you are looking for something more full-band style:Β  (CLICK HERE)


AC/DC – Back In Black
AC/DC – TNT/Long Way To The Top/Highway To Hell
AC/DC – Shook Me All Night Long
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Al Green – Take Me To The River
Alex Lloyd – Green
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Aretha Franklin – RESPECT
Australian Crawl – Boys Light Up
Baby Animals – Don’t Tell Me What To Do
Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
Beatles – All My Loving
Beatles – Back In The U.S.S.R
Beatles – Eight Days A Week
Beatles – Get Back
Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
Beatles – Saw Her Standing There
Beatles – Blackbird
Beatles – Come Together
Beatles – Hard Days Night
Beatles – Help
Beatles – Taxman
Beatles – Ticket To Ride
Beck – Loser
Bee Gee’s – Stayin Alive
Ben Harper – Steal My Kisses
Ben Harper – Excuse Me Mister
Big & Rich – Save A Horse
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers – Lean On Me
Billy Joel – Honesty
Billy Joel – Big Shot
Billy Joel – Honesty
Billy Joel – Movin’ Out
Billy Joel – Only The Good Die Young
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Billy Joel – You May Be Right
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feelin
Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get Retarded
Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Black Sabbath – Paranoid/War Pigs
Blink 182 – All The Small Things
Blink 182 – Dammit
Blur – Song 2
Bob Marley/The Police – Could You Be Loved/Roxanne
Bob Seger – Old Time Rock N Roll
Bon Jovi – Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Bruno Mars – Lazy Song
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
Cake – The Distance
Cameo (Korn) – Word Up
Cee Lo Green – F#*k You
Charlie Puth – Attention
Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me
Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap
Chet Faker – Trouble With Us
Chilli Peppers – Medley
Choirboys – Run To Paradise
Chris Isaak – Somebody’s Crying
Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Goode
Cold Chisel – You Got Nothing I Want/Cheap Wine/Khe Sahn
Coldplay – The Scientist
Coldplay – Violet Hill
Coldplay – Warning Sign
Coldplay – Yellow
Coolio – Gangsters Paradise
Counting Crows – Mr Jones
Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary
Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon
Crowded House – It’s Only Natural
Crowded House – Something So Strong
Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Dance Medley – Bonkers-Hangover-Don’t Hold Back
Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
Daryl Braithwaite – The Horses
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
Dennis Leary – Asshole
Diesel – Cry In Shame
Diesel – Tip Of My Tongue
Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
Don McLean – American Pie
Doobie Brother – Long Train Running
Dragon – April Sun
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Elton John – & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Elton John – Saturday Night
Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Eric Hutchinson – Rock And Roll
Eskimo Joe – Black Fingernails
Eskimo Joe – Foreign Land
Evanesence – Bring Me To Life
Everclear – Santa Monica
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
Foo Fighters – My Hero
Foo Fighters – Let It Die
Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
Foo Fighters – Next Year
Foo Fighters – Rope
Foo Fighters – Something From Nothing
Foo Fighters – These Days
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
Foo Fighters – Wheels
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Fountains Of Wayne – Stacey’s Mom
Frank Sinatra – New York New York
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Fuel – Shimmer
Genesis – I Can’t Dance
George Ezra – Budapest
George Ezra – Blame It On Me
George Ezra – Shotgun
George Michael – Faith
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Goanna/Icehouse – Solid Rock-Great Southern Land
Goo Goo Dolls – Slide
Good Charlotte – Lifestyles Of The Rich and Famous
Good Charlotte – Little Things
Good Charlotte – The Anthem
Gorillaz – Feel Good
Green Day – American Idiot
Green Day – When I Come Around
Green Day – Basketcase
Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Green Day – Holiday
Green Day – Know Your Enemy
Grinspoon – Just Ace
Grinspoon – Chemical Heart
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene/Miss Freelove/The Right Time
Hunters & Collectors – Holy Grail
Icehouse – Great Southern Land
Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World
Incubus – Drive
Incubus – Wish You Were Here
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
INXS – New Sensation
INXS – Don’t Change
INXS – Pretty Vegas
Jack Johnson – Sitting Waiting Wishing
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Jack Johnson – Flake
Jack Johnson – Good People
Jack Johnson – Taylor
James Brown – I Feel Good
Jamiroquai – Love Foolosophy
Jamiroquai – Cosmis Girl
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
Jessie J – Price Tag
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jet – Cold Hard Bitch
Jet – Roll Over DJ
Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Joe Cocker – The Letter
Joe Cocker – Leave Your Hat On
John Butler – Zebra
John Farnham – You’re The Voice
John Lennon – Imagine
John Mayer – No Such Thing
John Mayer – Waiting On The World
John Mellencamp – Hurt So Good
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
Karnivool – All I Know
Karnivool – Themata
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog/Stairway To Heaven
Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lionel Richie – Easy
Live – Dolphins Cry
Live – I Alone
Living End – Prisoner Of Society
Living End – All Torn Down
Living End – Tainted Love
Living End – White Noise
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Mackelmore – Thrift Shop
Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 – Harder To Breathe
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Massive Attack – Teardrop
Matchbox 20 – 3am
Matchbox 20 – Long Day
Matchbox 20 – Unwell
Matchbox 20 – Push
Men At Work – Downunder
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Metallica – The Memory Remains
Michael Jackson – Bad
Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal/Billie Jean/Black Or White
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Michael Jackson – Black Or White
Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
Michael Jackson (Fall Out Boy) – Beat It
Midnight Oil – King Of The Mountain
Milky Chance – Stolen Dance
Muse – Time Is Running Out
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Neil Young – Old Man
Nena (Goldfinger) – 99 Red Baloons
Neon Trees – Animal
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
Nickelback – Animals
Nickelback – Figured You Out
Nickelback – How You Remind Me
Nickelback (Elton) – Saturdays Alright
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Nirvana – Lithium
Nirvana – Serve The Servants
No Doubt – Hella Good/Just A Girl
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis – Wonderwall
Offspring – Self Esteem
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel
Passenger – Let Her Go
Paul Kelly – Dumb Things
Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
Pearl Jam – Betterman
Pearl Jam – Alive
Pearl Jam – Daughter
Pearl Jam – Dissident
Pearl Jam – Evenflow
Pete Murray – So Beautiful
Peter Frampton – Baby I Love Your Way
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still
Powderfinger – My Happiness
Powderfinger – On My Mind
Powderfinger – Love Your Way
Powderfinger – Sunsets
Powderfinger – These Days
Presidents of the USA – Lump
Presidents of the USA – Video Killed The Radio Star
Presidents of the USA – Peaches
Puddle Of Mudd – Away From Me
Puddle Of Mudd – Control
Puddle Of Mudd – She Hates Me
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen – We Are The Champions
Radiohead – High And Dry
Radiohead – Creep
Radiohead – High And Dry
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
Ray Charles – Shake Your Tail Feather
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Aeroplane
Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside
Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
Reef – Place Your Hands
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
Rihanna – Please Don’t Stop The Music
Rihanna – Umbrella
Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue – Kids
Robert Burns – Auld Lang Syne
Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman
Screaming Jets – Better
Semisonic – Closing Time
Silverchair – Freak
Silverchair – Miss You Love
Silverchair – Straight Lines
Silverchair – The Door
Silverchair – Tomorrow
Simon & Garfunkl – Mrs Robinson
Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
Sneaky Sound System – UFO
Soft Cell (Living End) – Tainted Love
Sonia Dada – Lover Lover
Soundgarden – Spoonman
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle
Steeley Dan – Ricki Don’t Lose That Number
Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
Steve Earl – Copperhead Road
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Supertramp – Give A Little Bit
Taxiride – Creeping Up Slowly
Tenacious D – Tribute
The Angels – Am I Ever Going To See You Face Again
The Chats – Smoko
The Commitments – Mustang Sally
The Cranberries – Zombie
The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
The Fray – Love Don’t Die
The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
The Killers – Mr Brightside
The Killers – Somebody Told Me
The Kinks – Lola
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Knack – My Sharona
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
The Police – Roxanne
The Police – Walking On The Moon
The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
The Racqonteurs – Steady As She Goes
The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You
The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
The Romantics – What I Like About You
The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
The Vines – Get Free
The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face
The Who – My Generation
The Wrights – Evie
Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
Thirsty Merc – In The Summertime
Thirsty Merc – The Good Life
Tom Cochrane – Life Is a Highway
Tracy Chapman – Give Me One Reason
Train – Drops Of Jupiter
U2 – Beautiful Day
U2 – Mysterious Ways
Village People – YMCA
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
White Strips – Seven Nation Army
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Wolfmother – Joker And The Thief
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried


  • I just wanted to let you know that Pete Ashton was amazing, he made the party so special. We couldn't have asked for anyone better!

    Dave Morgan - 21st Birthday Private Function
  • We were in need of a musician for Fathers Day because of a heap of last minute bookings. We called Pete a few days out and he was more than accommodating. On the day he held onto the Fathers day crowd for hours after they had finished lunch. He played all sorts of songs, something for everyone

    Neil – Owner/Venue Manager at Midge Point Tavern
  • Even on the dead nights he creates a great vibe. There's been times I've thought I'd have to shut the place early, next thing you know he's made a dance floor!”

    Joel – Venue Manager at Beaches Backpackers
  • Pete performed for my husband Steve's 50 th recently and was great! For many weeks after our friends kept saying how good the music was”

    Annette Tween – 50 th Birthday Party, Mt Marlow
  • You did such a fabulous job. So pleased to have had you here. I got great feedback from everyone about you so will definitely pass your details around”

    Rebecca Pendrill - Private Party Bedford
  • Pete’s music brought the perfect feel to our special night. Such a diverse range of music between his performance on the deck to the dancier material later inside. Guests still ask who the singer was 4 years on!

    Mike and Jess Davies, Melbourne
  • Pete exceeded our wildest expectations of what an acoustic artist could do. I booked Pete as he had a song list containing rock music that I grew up with in the 90's. He was flawless in every tune he played. From Silverchair to Pearl Jam, OffSpring and everything else in between. Pete was happy to take requests from the crowd and it was a highlight of the night. Will definitely be getting him back out again!

    Sheldon Miguel - private function client May 2022

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