Pete Drummond

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Pete Drummond is one of the most successful commercial voice-over artists in the United Kingdom. His smooth, deep, Barry White-like, voice has been heard in commercials for Burger King, Heineken and Harley-Davidson…
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Pete Drummond is one of the most successful commercial voice-over artists in the United Kingdom. His smooth, deep, Barry White-like, voice has been heard in commercials for Burger King, Heineken and Harley-Davidson and promotional spots for the BBC, Disney, Paramount, TNT, Sci Fi and Fox. A disc jockey for BBC Radio 1, from 1967 until 1991, Drummond hosted Radio 1 In Concert, for a decade, BBC 2's Disco 2, Sight & Sound In Concert and Rock Goes To College. He has also been heard on Radio Luxembourg and on the BBC world service, the Morning Show.

Born in Wales and raised in Sydney, Australia, Drummond was educated at village schools in France and Scotland. After working as an antiques dealer, press agent, salesman and bellboy, he made his debut as a DJ at a Kensington, West London discotheque. Attracting the attention of Radio Caroline's Gerry Duncan, in early 1966, he successfully auditioned for the southern European station and took over the station's evening request show, which was renamed, Robbie Dale's Diary. Although he took over the station's morning show, he resigned from the show when a stomach ulcer forced him to remain ashore. He continued to work for Radio Caroline, however, until it went off the air in March 1968. Briefly moving to Dutch pirate station, Radio Veronica, he later hosted shows for Hilversum Radio & TV.

Returning to the United Kingdom, in 1973, Drummond briefly ran an office-cleaning company. When his attempt to acquire a commercial radio station, in Belfast, was unsuccessful, he moved to Dublin, where he ran Sunshine Radio, until 1988. He currently owns a holiday complex in the Canary Islands.

Drummond's skills as a vocalist were showcased on a single, Rocking At The BBC/Goodbye, in 1972. Commemorating the BBC's fiftieth anniversary, the single was credited to Pete Drummond And The VHF Band.