Cronelli’s nickname has stuck for years but these days Pete is known for playing quality Vocal House at some of the South East’s best music events. Cronelli’s love of dance music started in the nineteen eighties. Soul was the main dance music but this era saw the explosion of Disco and of Jazz Funk. Bands such as Sister Sledge, Chic and Incognito were all the rage. Clubbing was very much a way of life, with events on Thursday night to Sunday night. Cronelli infamously jacked in his A levels, to get a job and go clubbing – an urge to party that remains to this day. By the 90s, Cronelli was spending his weekends clubbing and hunting for new House music releases, in a love for the music that has been formative all his life This love and knowledge of music meant Cronelli was often asked to DJ at parties, although he was too much of a ‘party boy’ to take the DJ role seriously. By 2003, the club scene was over. Night clubs were closing and dance music seemed to be on the wane. It wasn’t long before the trend reversed. By 2010 new clubs started to open and clubbing was back on everyone’s agenda for Friday and Saturday nights. Also at this time, music went digital. DJing at a party no longer meant taking 50kg of vinyl records, it was possible to turn up with CDs or a small digital storage device and have hundreds of tracks to play. The new mixers also allowed so much more creativity for DJs. House music had re-invented itself! Cronelli invested in digital DJ equipment in 2017 but didn’t begin DJing professionally until 2018. His first gigs were at his winter home of Val d’Isere in France, playing the legendary Saloon club/bar. The summer of 2019 saw him on the Essex pub/club scene playing bars and venues in Billericay and Chelmsford. You can still catch Cronelli DJing with friends in a pub (such as his ‘local’, The Chequers, in Billericay) or on Friday lunchtimes, on Zero Radio. You will also see him playing to hundreds at Raving Frog and Sun Of A Beach events, also at Players Lounge for their Ibiza Legend and BHC series of events. Cronelli also has an annual slot at Plastik Ibiza closing party weekend and in 2023 will be taking up a winter residency at the legendary Doudougne club in Val d’Isere.