Pete Pamf

Pete “Pamf” Ruotolo hails from the South Bay of San Francisco. The guitarist was heavily influenced by old school blues as a teenager, later indulging in Hip Hop, funk and punk. He joined the South Bay 12-piece Funkadelic orchestra O Mighty Isis in the late 80’s where he developed a unique, groovy guitar style. When he moved to Ireland in the early 90’s he started the cult punk funk band Pussy Ass Mother Fuckers (PAMF). Later he played with such bands as the uilleann pipe fueled traditional funk crossover Loose Booty and the art house insane-asylum-sounding Arborea. In 2005 Pete came out with his still acclaimed debut album Prone to Abuse. Ever since his 2012 comeback gig at the Electric Picnic’s Salty Dog stage, he has been gigging extensively with songs like “Crabs” and “Tripping in the Meadow”. He’s since released singles like the furious “Spot the Sucker”, “Apologize” and the stoner happy “Life Alright”.