Pete Thomas started forming his first music bands at the age of 10, attending to the Sussex Music School before moving to London in 1972, where he played in several bands, until, in 1977, he joined Elvis Costello, forming The Attractions. With his friend Steve Nieve, he did the Jonathan Ross TV show.
In the 90's Pete Thomas kept working as session musician
to, among others, Badly Drawn Boy, Tracy Bonham, Jonatha
Brooke, Johnny Cash, The Corrs, Sheryl Crow, The Dream
Academy, Neil Finn, Mitchell Froom,
Lisa Germano, John Wesley Harding, Joe Jackson, Los
Lobos, Kristy MacColl, Joan Osborne, Vanessa Paradis,
Pearl Jam, Bonnle Raitt, Ron Sexsmith, Vonda Shepard,
Squeeze, Richard Thompson, Rufus Wainwright and The
In 2003 Pete Thomas was inducted into the prestigeous
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York.