Pete Tatham grew up on a farm in Yorkshire. He was influenced creatively by his mother, a former actress, whilst learning building and engineering skills from his father.
He inherited his father's passion for motorsport, surfing and skiing and had strong competitive rivalry with his older brother in sports. His over riding passion in his teens, however, were martial arts.
Years of extensive training evenutaully led to illness and eventually he was diagnosed with M.E aged 17.
This debilatating illness had a huge impact on his life as he was torn between a bedridden world of isolation and depression and the normal hopes and dreams of youth.