About Pete Witham
Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies are a Rockabilly/Psychobilly act that plays blazing original roots music. Pete's songs combine witty lyrics, theatrical delivery, and a heavy dose of chicken plucking stomp.
Pete toured for two years as lead guitarist with national recording act Spookie Daly Pride, opening for musicians such as Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Arrested Development, Bob Dylan, and other major bands. He returned to Portland and began playing rockabilly music with his long time rhythm guitarist and singer Steve Dunphy. After playing several local shows as an acoustic act, the duo caught the eye of local roots musician/producer Haakon Kallweit, who immediately put together a top notch lineup to play Pete's original music.
With veteran musicians, Haakon Kallweit(Deisel Doug and The Long Haul Truckers, The Piners) and Per Hanson (Hubert Sumlin, Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters) onboard, the band blends their unique take on a familiar style, entertaining tunes, the fire of an up and coming original act, and a solid foundation of americana rock and roll.
The band puts on a high energy performance that makes for an unforgettable show.