Pumpkinfield is home to Pete Harvey: acclaimed string arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist (principally cello, piano and bass).

It is the studio Pete built near Perth in Scotland, and is where he writes, plays and records.

It is also host to in-house session orchestra: the Pumpkinseeds.

Pete is a founder-member of the Leg, Paul Vickers and the Leg, the Rose Street Quartet and Modern Studies.

An exotic background of classical and academic musical training coupled with long periods of time in bands has given Pete a chameleonic capacity to move effortlessly between writing and performance styles, whilst retaining a distinctive character entirely his own.

Pete’s approach as an arranger balances a sensitive consideration of the needs of the commissioner with a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of instruments, and an eye for the strengths of the performers involved.

Pete has provided string arrangements for artists including King Creosote, Modern Studies, Lomond Campbell, Snow Patrol, Emma Pollock (the Delgados), Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) and Iain Morrison.