Pete Altieri is the newest member of Cover Story, adding bass guitar, backing and occasional lead vocals to an already incredibly talented lineup. Pete has played a variety of musical instruments since learning how to play acoustic guitar while stranded in the woods against his will at a summer camp when he was 15. Making the best out of a bad situation, he began to explore other musical instruments and found the low frequencies of the bass guitar to be the most intriguing. Being a teen in the 80s led to listening to a lot of synth-pop and funk, drawing funky hook inspiration from bass guitarists John Taylor of Duran Duran and Flea of RCHP, as well as the straightforward simplicity of Adam Clayton of U2.
Pete is a veteran of the Brevard music scene, playing previously with Brevard bands 7th Planet and The Umbrella Thieves.
Before moving to Florida with his wife and family in 2016, he cofounded and performed with the award winning cover band Ghost Pepper, playing all over the DC/MD/VA area.
Fred is a native Floridian, born in Melbourne. From as early as he can remember, he yearned to make music. He picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and started teaching himself how to play. Fred’s first ‘legitimate’ lessons, though, came a few years later when he joined the Jr. high school band and discovered the trumpet.
Fred played in several groups around the area and region throughout high school. He was a member of the All-County, All-State, and Tri-State bands, the Disney Honor Band, and performed for many local churches and organizations. Fred spent several years in college pursuing a Music Education degree before moving to Austin, TX, where he performed in various groups during the early 90’s. Fred eventually found his way back to Melbourne, refocused on a career in IT, and started a family.
In 2007, he co-founded the highly successful Chain Reaction band and was later a founding member of the Divas band. Always eager to make more music, Fred joined up with Stacy and Cover Story in 2014.
Stacy fell in love with music at a very early age. She's been singing and playing piano in musicals, bands, and at church since she was a little girl. With encouragement from her parents, Stacy traveled the world with Up with People after high school and has continued making music and serving her community in various ways ever since. In 2007 she released an album of original inspirational pop/rock music.
Stacy had no idea starting a cover band would be so much work but so much fun. She is truly thrilled and honored to work alongside (she actually stands in front of them at work but working alongside sounds better) such wonderful musicians and friends. Most importantly she is the one who looks the best wearing dresses and fancy boots. Stacy is thankful to her family for their support, and to God for the giving gift of music to the world.