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.
INFLUENCES AND FAVORITE ARTISTS
Nat King Cole
Antônio Carlos Jobim
The Milk Carton Kids
The Mills Brothers
The Punch Brothers
Shovels & Rope