Pete Kovachevich is a guitar player, singer, and songwriter from the south side of Chicago. He is known for his bluesy and original aggressive style, reminiscent to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. Peter K has lived in Chicago, NYC, Northern California and Maui. Known for playing with popular jam bands like Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, and Warren Haynes, Peter K became a staple in the NYC jam scene. Playing every Friday at a small club called Nightingales with his bands “First House” and “Kindred Spirit”.
Peter K started playing with the sons of Chicago jazz master Ramsey Lewis in the 1980s, having met Frayne and Bobby Lewis at Chicago HS of Performing Arts, Pete started his first band called, Channel Red. The band featured Ronnie Reporto on vocals from Chicago’s State Theater production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Along with Frayne, Bobby, and Pete, “Channel Red” enjoyed tremendous success and at the age of 17, Pete had already gained a mastery for rocking huge crowds including the massive Taste of Chicago festival. Feeling a pull to NYC and after Ronnie left Chicago to go to college, Pete decided to leave “Channel Red” and head to the big apple to join his father after living in Chicago with his mother.