Pepe Belmonte is a roots-blues guitar player and singer song-writer. He grew up in Co. Cork on the West coast of Ireland. His musical influence meanders through Irish, American and Hawaiian folk to the pre-war blues of Chicago along The Delta and down through the lyrical landscape of Dylan, Cohen and Young. Mississippi John Hurt meets JJ Cale meets Nick Drake.
He has written and performed songs for a number features and his guitar work has appeared in many genres from Country to Trip-Hop. Music from his debut album 'THE HERMIT'S WALTZ' make up the soundtrack to the independent feature film, ' The Hour of Living' in which Pepe also appears as 'The Singer'. 'Oh Beautiful Night' received a gracious welcome at this year's Berlinale Film Festival in which a song composed and performed by Pepe appears.
He has shared Cover CDs on Blues Magazine with the likes of Joe Bonamassa and stages with Emily Barker and Danny & The Champs and is guitar, vocal and harmonica work can be heard on music by Tricky, Francesca Belmonte and Jack Day.
A book of poems and pictures is available at gigs and 'The Hermit's Waltz' is available through his website and iTunes, Amazon and SPOTIFY
An EP entitled Live at The Royal Albert Hall is set for release in September.
Pepe has been recording new songs with a new band with a new sound. Catch Pepe Belmonte & His Band at one of his live shows to hear some of these newly recorded tunes and some unrecorded ones!