Pedro Verdugo
Co-Leader / Electric Bass
An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Pedro majored in Performance with additional studies in Arranging. “I was a little late to the party, and didn’t get started with serious music study until after I went to ‘regular’ college (Northeastern University) and discovered that I felt out of place. Despite being on dean’s list, after my sophomore year I transferred to Berklee.” While pursuing his studies at Berklee, Pedro began performing in settings ranging from musical theatre pit orchestra to coffee-houses to the then still smokey nightclubs of Boston. These experiences led to opportunities to play with bands that perform weddings and private functions. “As a student at Berklee there was, and still is, a shortage of bassists. This was great for me because it gave me opportunities to explore many genres, and as a result I am able to cover everything from jazz to R&B to rock, and beyond.” Year-round Pedro can be found performing in venues covering all over New England and New York. While most of his gigs in recent years are private affairs, he has also played in public venues ranging from Scullers to Gillette Stadium. A few of the more memorable gigs include opening for Average White Band at Showcase Live, opening for the Temptations at Memorial Hall, performing with Tracy Chapman at Club Passim, and playing in three states during the same weekend with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (Regattabar Cambridge MA, Barbés Brooklyn NY, and World Café in Philadelphia).