Pepe le Moko has been plucking the bass guitar for various indie rock, pop and blues artists for 20 years. Fans of 80’s indie rock will remember her as the bass player for The Wedding Present with whom she toured all around the world from the USA, Australia and Asia to mainland Europe, UK and Ireland.
She has played major festivals such as Primavera Sound Festival, SXSW, Off Festival and has played in venues of up to 3,000 people capacity.
Radio experience includes live sessions for various BBC programs in the UK, sessions on KEXP and WNYC in the USA as well as various major European radio stations.
Pepe played and contributed writing on The Wedding Present’s studio album “Valentina”, produced by Andrew Scheps (U2, Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Other studio work includes collaborations with producers such as Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Eliza Doolittle) and Dean James (Plan B, Ellie Goulding, GetCapeWearCapeFly). Lovers of Blues and Soul would have seen Pepe on stage with guitarist and vocalist Ben Poole as part of his trio, four piece and six piece line up.
Extensive touring in continental Europe and the UK with the Ben Poole Band included highlights such as Blue Balls Festival in Luzern and the Gdynia Blues Festival. Pepe also collaborated with SiSSi, the solo project of indie fashion icon Liz Neumayr (Ladyfuzz, co-writer for Bloc Party). Other projects include noisy grungers The Evil Son and Ron Eagle – an Americana project with songs about death.
Whilst her signature sound is an overdriven gritty driving bass on a P Bass, she also enjoys grooving to pop, blues and soul on her Spitfire by GB Guitars.