Born in Flushing, Queens, Pete started playing drums in 1983 at the Long Island Drum Center. Studied through out the years w/legendary educators: Dom Famularo, Steve Luongo, Dave Stark, John Macaluso, Vinnie Appice, "Tazz" Washington and more recently Tommy Igoe.
T.V. work includes NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daley" houseband "Max & the Attack" 2005 and original music featured on "The Conan O'Brien Show" 2005.
Stage work includes drummer for the legendary N.Y.C. "Squeezebox" houseband from 1997-2001, performing with legendary artists: Cherie Curry (The Runaways), John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask (Hedwig & the Angry Inch), Jesse Malin (D-generation), Jayne County, The Lunachicks, The Toilet Boys, Laddy Bunny (Wigstock), Ritchie Stotts (The Plasmatics) Pysychotica, Parris Mayhew (Cro-mags), 2009 Village Voice O.B.I.E. award winner Anthony Rapp's "Without You" original cast member '01-'13. as well as touring internationally in 2002 with the highly successful "Rent: A Tribute To Jonathon Larson" tour, followed by the "Anthony & Adam" tour starring S.A.G. award nominated Anthony Rapp & Tony award nominated Adam Pascal 2011-2013.
Studio work includes sessions and styles ranging from the Joey Ramone managed ska band The Independents in 2000, to the 2003 "Hash River" sessions w/ Ryan Adams, and drums on The Firegods record "Re-entry Meltdown" in 2001. Recorded drums with power trio Bantam on their self tilted record in 2001, and the "Suicide Tourist" follow up in 2003. Producer credits also include Lunachicks singer Theo Kogan's debut album in 2006, with drums being recorded at Asarisi's Heavy B. Studios.
Digital studio work includes beta testing team for digidesign FXpansion B.F.D. "Platinum" expansion pack plug-in .
Pete Asarisi is currently living in Brooklyn & L.A.