The Next Big Thing Finals

Meet Pete Gardiner the winner of The Next Big Thing 

Pete Gardiner is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player based in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland and is now the winner of The Next Nig Thing walking away with a £100,000 recording contract.

He played regularly at pubs and clubs all across County Down. and in March 2012 released his debut six-track record, Songs at Sunset. 

His 2012 Charity Christmas single, 'Snow Angel'  was recorded and released in aid of local charity Jengana, and through massive support sales raised £500 for the charity.

His debut album, Six String Love Stories was released on 27/07/2013, it was included in the long list for the Northern Ireland Music Prize in October 2013.


The finalists perform in front of an audience and the judges at the Cavern Club, Liverpool


The Finalists

Cover art for One Love

On Air

Tony Horne playing Bob Marley - One Love