We so excited to be chatting to our buddy Pete from Shining Sol Candle Company in our latest Behind The Wick interview…
Tell us a little about yourself – what originally drew you to making candles and launching your own business?
My name is Pete Evick, I’m a career musician / producer and have recently added author to my credits. For the last eleven years I’ve been the guitar player and music director for rock and roll icon Bret Michaels. (OMG Bret Michaels! Be cool Sam, don’t make an ass of yourself…)
During one of our breaks from tour I purchased a candle that was supposed to smell like a burning fire. I loved the scent but it wasn’t strong enough for me. After a few nights I thought to myself, I’ve never really had a hobby, I’ve been playing music my whole life, since I was 5, it’s all I’ve ever known. So I decided to see if I could copy the burning fire candle then try to improve it. In a single word my life has been “loud” and I think I was craving something quiet and this was it. Read More