Pete ‘Pamf’ Ruotolo hails from the south bay of San Francisco. The guitarist was heavily influenced by old school blues as a teenager but later indulged 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 groove guitar style. When he moved to Ireland in the early 90’s he started the cult punk funk band Pussy Ass Mother Fuckers (PAMF). In the later 90’s 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.
Although he didn’t gig much in the naughties ever since his 2012 comeback gig at the Electric Picnic’s Salty Dog stage, he’s been gigging extensively with songs like Crabs, Tripping in the Meadow and Love Song (you’re a fucking bitch). He’s since released singles like the furious Spot the Sucker, Apologize and the stoner happy Life Alright. Last year he played guitar and produced the critically acclaimed solo album Sos by Kila’s Rónán Ó Snodaigh.