Peter Coccorese

Pete picked up a guitar when he was ten years old and hasn't put one down since. Mostly self taught, he’s been playing in bands since his ninth grade of high school. After being accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and attending his first semester, he realized that the Jazz orientation wasn’t for him, so he went back home and started the band “Freeway", a mix of country rock, acid rock, rock and roll and blues (I know, huh?). Next was a stint with "Backstreet Angel", a six piece band with keyboards and Sax playing a lot of rhythm and blues, rock and Springsteen, lots of Springsteen (why waste a great sax player?).


After that he began playing solo acoustic gigs at a variety of dive bars around Middlesex, NJ and Rutgers University. Somewhere along the way (1978 possibly) he reconnected with one of the other guitar players from Freeway. They started playing as an acoustic duo for a few years until they added a drummer and bass player and played a ton of venues as the "Trouble Boys". Later, the acoustic duo and bass player had the great fortune to stumble upon legendary drummer Mike Ratti (look him up) and formed Rocky and his Friends, a popular band that has played here at Villa Milagro, at other local vineyards, the Riegelsville Tavern, Riegelsville Inn, Havana in New Hope, PA, etc.


May 29  2:00-5:00pm  several other musicians will join Peter to "jam" again at the Villa.


Great times should ensue.