C86 Show - Indie Pop

Talulah Gosh, Heavenly & Marine Research special with Peter Momtchiloff

September 28, 2019

Peter Momtchiloff in conversation talking about his life in music with David Eastaugh.

Peter Momtchiloff is a British guitarist and bassist. His musical career began in 1978 playing bass guitar in Winchester band The Big Figure. At Oxford he continued as a bass player and vocalist in Ron and His Beat Busters (under the name Miguel Horton) and Communist Alliance. These outfits played a combination of cover versions and original material with new wave, R&B and rockabilly influences. As a guitarist he played in country bluestrio The Shovel Robinson King Biscuit Country Blue Band.

Momtchiloff was a founding member of the seminal twee pop bands Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and its later incarnation Marine Research. In 1999, he joined Jessica Griffin in her band the Would-Be-Goods.

He has also played guitar for Scarlet's Well, Les Clochards, and Hot Hooves.

In 2014 he formed a band called Tufthunter to record an album of his songs, each sung by a different singer. This album was released in 2015 under the title 'Deep Hits'.