BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY
Peter Head is a bona fide musical gem, a fixture in the late night bars of Sydney since 1980, his presence sighted in New York's after hours piano bars more than a decade ago. A magnet to discerning music lovers, a sanctuary to others, Peter Head is the one who showed Bon Scott how to write and structure songs and play guitar. He and his 70s rock outfit, Headband, supported Elton John and the Rolling Stones and he's since provided backing, musical arrangements, and supportive morale to hundreds of the country's finest singers and musicians - far too many to mention here.
This excellent set, beautifully recorded with passion and empathy by the adventurous Big Beat Music label shows Peter Head in his best light yet, highlighting his splendid songs like I Don't Believe and Everything Is Everything .
Head's fresh interpretations of songs from a few of his heroes like Tom Waits, Randy Newman and Ray Charles are not only commendable, but demonstrate the uniqueness of his voice and his very original phrasing. Not to mention his world class piano playing. A master.
So slip into relax mode, friend, take a drag and pour a stiff one, lay back and soak up one of Australia's very real musical greats.
Peter Head's legendary reputation as one of Australia's finest piano-bar entertainers is well deserved. He has earnt comparisons with artists such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Ray Charles and Dr. John.
“King Of The Cross”, Peter's acclaimed CD of original compositions, is the culmination of over 20 years spent living and working around the top nightclubs of Kings Cross. He has also released the “Round and Round” e.p. , a collaboration with AC/DC's Bon Scott that has seen him win fans from Georgia to Germany.
The longevity of his career is testament to his enduring popularity and has seen him excel in most musical genres - jazz, blues, rock'n'roll, cabaret, r & b, funk, country, soul, reggae and latin. His extensive repetoire reflects this diversity.
He is highly regarded for his talent, versality, showmanship and professionalism throughout the music industry, and has often used his skills as musical director. Peter's 70's band, Headband , played support to the Rolling Stones and Elton John amongst many others, and their album is now a valuable collectors item.
He has worked and often recorded with a who's who of Australian talent in theatres, concerts, clubs, festivals, bars, hotels and studios. Peter has enjoyed successful sojourns in New York, London, Europe and Asia as well as performing at most of Australia's premier venues (including the Basement, Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Festival Centre). You name it, he's played it .... you can currently find Peter playing solo piano bars all around the country ,as well as performing in a duo with his daughter, ( well known singer / actress Loene Carmen ), or in their 6 piece funky lounge fusion band
“Slow Hand.” contact Peter direct on (02) 9557 9539 ,or firstname.lastname@example.org