“…always excited to have Peter Donalds play his wide variety of music here.  Our customers love his performances.” — Michele Mireau, Milwaukee Street Traders

“…a hit at our Lakefront Brew Pub at the Wisconsin State Fair!  Peter is a true professional, as well as a genuine and fair person to work with.  He delivered on all promises made and we highly recommend him.” — Jane and Slim McGinn

“…purely wonderful! Can’t wait to get you back!” — Anne Catalane, Milwaukee Catholic Home Senior Community

“Very beautiful voice, great music. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful experience.” — Jeanine Rivers, Shorewood, WI

“Truly professional” — James McMahon, The Bay Restaurant, Whitefish Bay

“You fit the mood of the day, perfectly, and I still have many people giving me compliments on your performance” — Sean Lay, Marketing & Community Relations, Whole Foods Market, Milwaukee

“…a highly skilled and professional vocalist.  Excellent!” — Coriann Martin,  Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home

“Peter did an amazing job creating an atmosphere of celebration and excitement during a recent event at Pilgrim Center. The retreat leaders requested a singalong event with music from the 50s and 60s and Peter hit it out of the park with everyone singing and dancing well into the evening.” — Mike Klemp-North, Pilgrim Center

“…a great musician!  His selections of songs for our casual Sunday afternoon event were perfect and everyone enjoyed the music.”  — Linda Skiles, St. Joseph Parish

“I just wanted to say how much I and everyone enjoyed your program – everything about it worked perfectly. The way you put the songs together, the special songs, your rapport with the audience, your voices and guitar work. Several came up to me and said they had times with tears in their eyes.” — William Moore, New Berlin, WI (House Concert with Julie Thompson)

“Peter provides a fantastic dinner show, then joins us around the campfire to lead sing-alongs!  A great evening of entertainment.”  — Dan McFeters, Clay Creek Rendezvous



Raised in the small towns of Lyons and East Troy, Wisconsin, Peter comes from a large musical family.  Home was infused with Mom’s big band and popular standards from the 1920’s-40’s.  Older siblings brought roots Rock and Roll into the house, along with the early 60’s folk/protest tradition and of course, The Beatles.  Big brother John, a trumpeter, introduced the jazz greats.  The 1970’s singer-songwriter era provided the FM soundtrack for his own coming-of-age.

Peter has been singing for audiences since the age of 12.  Church and school programs led to local talent shows and his first working band, Tempest, (LP, Three Shots For The Band) and then to the professional stage as a solo artist, front-man, singer/actor and featured performer in bands, musicals and revues.  Credits include extended runs with Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco,  Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, and Royal Viking Cruise Lines.

Now based in Milwaukee, Peter presents his acoustic take on a lifetime of songs in several venues (see below), including his popular shows annually at The Wisconsin State Fair.



AJ’s Live, Menomonee Falls
American Legion Post 375, Mukwonago
American Legion Post 449, Brookfield
Amy’s Coffee House & Eatery, Genesee Depot
Art*Bar, Milwaukee
The Bay, Whitefish Bay
Capitol Hill Senior Apartments, Brookfield
The Cheel, Thiensville
Circle A, Milwaukee
Clarke Hotel, Waukesha
Clay Creek Rendezvous, Port Washington
Cornerstone Cafe, Genesee Depot
Dundee Roadhouse, Campbellsport
Field Park, Mukwonago
First Unitarian Society, Milwaukee
Germantown Community Library, Germantown
Gallery 505, Whitefish Bay
Indian Hill Club, Winnetka, IL
Ivan’s Backstage Club, East Troy
Half-Time Grille, Mukwonago
Hawk’s View Golf Club, Lake Geneva
Krueger’s, Menomonee Falls
The Landing at Hoyt Park
Light House, West Bend
Lutheran Home, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee Catholic Home Senior Community
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
Milwaukee Street Traders, Delafield
Morningstar, Waukesha
Music in the Glen, Glendale
Northstar Mohican Casino Resort, Bowler
Our Lady of the Angels, Greenfield
Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, Kenosha
Pilgrim Center, Ripon
Player’s Pub, Menomonee Falls
Potawatomi Hotel Casino, Milwukee
Riverwest Gardeners Market, Milwaukee
Roots Coffeebar & Cafe, Oconomowoc
Saint Joseph’s Parish, Lyons
Sammy’s Place, East Troy
Sendik’s Food Markets
Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee
Shepherd Express Street Eats, Milwaukee
Shops of Grand Avenue, Milwaukee
Slim McGinn’s, Milwaukee
Salotto Zarletti, Mequon
St. Croix Casino, Danbury, WI
Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair
Summer Sundays, Milwaukee
Theatre Unchained, Milwaukee
The Thirsty Beaver, Beaver Dam
Three Cellars, Franklin
Timmer’s Resort, West Bend
Twisted Cork, Muskego
Westown Market, Milwaukee
Whelan’s, Oconomowoc
Whole Foods, Milwaukee
Wildwood Highlands, Menomonee Falls
Wisconsin State Fair – Lakefront Brew Pub
Wisconsin State Fair – PBR Park
Y-Not III, Milwaukee



Chet Atkins
Gene Autry
Chet Baker
The Beatles
Johnny Cash
Patsy Cline
Nat King Cole
Sam Cooke
Chick Corea
Iris Dement
Bob Dylan
Bill Evans
Ella Fitzgerald
Bela Fleck
Stan Getz
Nanci Griffith
Woody Guthrie
Buddy Holly
Sarah Jarosz
Keith Jarrett
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Jack Johnson
George Jones
Alison Krauss
Dougie MacLean
Dean Martin
Don McLean
The Milk Carton Kids
The Mills Brothers
Joni Mitchell
Willie Nelson
Randy Newman
Charlie Parker
Les Paul
Oscar Peterson
John Prine
The Punch Brothers
Django Reinhardt
Shovels & Rope
Paul Simon
Esperanza Spalding
Talking Heads
Art Tatum
James Taylor
Chris Thile
Rufus Wainwright
Tom Waits
Amy Winehouse
Neil Young